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Fall 2021 is upon us...
In fact, it feels more like summer with our recent days of sunshine. It also appears we are finally moving forward, shedding our masks, and re-entering the world.

Unfortunately, a number of the women and children we serve did not through the year unscathed. Along with COVID came an influx of women caught in domestic violence situations seeking services. Escape from Domestic Violence: One Woman's Story


A Bethany House Face of Success
Many of the women we've served stay in contact long after receiving that initial help, some even become lifetime friends and ultimately supporters of our program. Mrea, one of those women, has embraced family life and a career in the medical field, where she can give back to the community.

"Bethany House laid the groundwork for my success, and I thank you for all your support in times of need... I feel that you helped me at such a pivotal point in my life, a fork in the road that has lead down a path to greatness. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love you..." Continue




Thank you so much for your support and partnering with us to help save women and children from situations like domestic violence, homelessness, addiction, and poverty. Our two featured stories demonstrate what a powerful impact your giving has on our program and the women and children we serve. As you can probably imagine, since 2020, fundraising has been particularly difficult. We need your help to continue and grow our life-saving, life-changing program. Join us as we help women and their children find new, safer, and healthier paths to a better tomorrow. -Beth



We pray you and your family remain safe, healthy, and hopeful this Holiday Season. We thank you for your ongoing support as we celebrate this season of love. May God bless you richly and beyond measure in the days ahead.




Food for Thought: Purpose, Process (Progress), and Payoff
Those 3 "P" Words describe Bethany House Program's message of hope turned into a mission of love for women and children who hunger for help. Simply saying, "I love you," isn't enough, is it? According to Christ, there is a deeper purpose in loving. For in the process, which includes tangible demonstrations of love, progress is made, and, ultimately, there is a payoff, for both the Giver and the Receiver.

Love is a relationship. Love is an Action. Love leads us to do for others.
God reminds us to help widows, children, the imprisoned, the impoverished, and the wounded. The Bethany House Program, with your help, gives love in practical ways that change lives for eternity. And yes, oftentimes, loving like Christ does require great sacrifices. But we believe, despite the sacrifice, you will stand by our side, during this, for many, difficult Holiday Season. You will love boldly, giving of your time, talents, and treasures to help women and children experience purpose, progress, and the Great Payoff. Help today


Here are three simple steps to help!

1) Visit Smile.Amazon.com

2) Follow prompting to choose Bethany House, Inc.
(Please note there are several Bethany House options, please select the one from Gresham Oregon!)

3) AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your selected charitable organization.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions: call 503-667-8409.

Dear Friends,
If you plan to purchase gifts or anything from Amazon, don't forget to place your order through AmazonSmile and select Bethany House to receive a small percentage from the cost of your purchase!


We can all agree the past several months have presented plenty of challenges and changes. And, yes, we continue to need help to in order to meet the needs highlighted above. However, there are still major successes in the midst of what can seem like a season filled with failure. One in particular comes to mind.

Mergy had the following to say about Beth and the Bethany House Program: "Thank you so much. I am here because of you (Beth). Do you remember a long time ago, in 2008, when I didn't have anywhere to go and you let me stay at Bethany House when I was pregnant with my daughter? When I didn't have anyone, you were there. Thank you again, and God Bless you." Now Mergy's care facility - a home she worked hard for and purchased - has become Mary's Care... Continue



Always a Bethany House girl
I, Carrie Ann, am and always have been Bethany House girl. That definition has stuck with me as God's plans unfolded through the years. When my Grandparents showed me an article about Bethany House 25 years ago, I was hesitant to say the least. I was 19, rebellious, and expecting my daughter. Beth Rhinehart met with me, and she accepted me into the program, and then over the years into her heart. My daughter was born October 20, 1994, healthy and perfect. Bethany House introduced me to a local church, parenting skills, and I finished high school. My life was back on track, and I had accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I eventually came to work and volunteer for Bethany house. I found my husband and we were married in 1996, expecting our son a year later. Life for me and my family was expanding and overflowing. When my husband lost his job... Continue

Contact us and learn more:
Bethany House
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030
Call 503.667.8409
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God bless you and your family, and thank you for partnering with Bethany House. Contact us with questions! Contact us today


The Future of Bethany House … Phase II will offer the following:

  • A comfortable, safe, and highly affordable living space/apartment (rent based on ability to pay/income level.)
  • Access to numerous support services and resources, including spiritual growth programs.
  • Ongoing parenting classes, instruction, and support, with combined life skills development.
  • Individual case management and goal setting.
  • Education planning, support while attending school, and access to computers for homework.
  • Career Development, employment related assistance, guidance, and support.
  • Access to specialized counseling services and groups as needed for personal growth and recovery.
  • Most importantly, clients will experience a loving, nurturing, Christian community of qualified and dedicated staff and volunteers.

Our sponsor program
The cornerstone of the Bethany House Program is our sponsor families. Do you have extra space, an open heart, the desire to help a young mother and a child? Do you believe you can provide a positive, guiding influence in the life of a hurting woman? If so, you might find the role of sponsor family to be highly rewarding. Giving and loving others is a
commandment from Christ. We are to help, encourage, and lift others up, using our time, talents, and treasure to bring healing and hope. When we give we truly receive blessings beyond our wildest imaginings. We hope you will consider stepping out in faith and making an eternal difference. Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers. Review the information here. Contact us today!


united way donations accepted

United Way Giving
If your employer is a United Way contributor, you can designate your donation to go directly to Bethany House. Just ask your United way representative for a Donor Option card!

Sponsor Family for Life
Thirty years ago Bethany House introduced us to a disheveled, pregnant, 17-year-old "throw away" child, Jo. Shortly after she finished her program with Bethany House and started college, she gave birth to a beautiful daughter, and we became one of Bethany House's first Sponsor Families
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Did you know...
This past year we have assisted over 25 women and their children find safe and secure housing, navigate community resources, while providing intensive counseling services and support so desperately needed to make the life changes required for successful living and positive parenting. Your support allows us to continue reaching young women who might otherwise become just another statistic.

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