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Thank you!
We rely completely on support from individuals, businesses, churches, civic organizations, annual fundraisers, and grants from private foundations. Community assistance is essential because we do not, nor do we intend to, receive federal, state, or local government funds. Thank you for helping us bless young women.

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Dear Friends,
It's once again the magic month when we celebrate mothers—those amazing women who have the hardest job on the planet and who frequently receive little gratitude for their amazing fortitude and unfathomable love.

'Mothering' is not a skill that comes naturally for all, and sadly, many women were not raised in a way that prepared them for successful parenting. Others find themselves thrust into the motherhood-role, during extremely difficult times in their lives. Such was the story for one young woman, Precious.... Continue


Jo-Jo, a past resident of the "big blue house" was the first woman also to utilize a sponsor family. She lived with Les and Cathy, after giving birth to Summer (pictured to left). Summer has recently graduated from college with a degree in Family Studies & Human Development/Education. She continues to spread God's love through her life, recently traveling to Africa on a mission trip... Continue


The Bethany House Program is mobile too!

Sometimes women may have a place to live with their children, but they are close to losing their safety net. Other times, they need guidance and support. Beth is frequently as you might say "in the field," providing support services and mentoring right there, at woman's point of need. This flexibility has proved invaluable to women like Niana, who has the following to say about her experience:

"When I first began the mentoring program I was excited to have a woman that I could glean from and have one on one conversation with again. I was new to the Gresham community, and I hadn't established a support system or relationships of trust. I literally knew no one here. I saw the Bethany House program as an opportunity for me to seek wise counsel, but also as a way to make a friend. I felt so far away from my previous support system, and although I could reach out by phone or email I really needed some quality time and face to face support. I can't get a hug through the phone. Starting over is hard, but it's even more difficult to do when you feel alone in an unfamiliar place. I felt like Ruth, devastated in a foreign land and in desperate need of a Naomi - a woman that I could cleave to. I found that with Bethany House and Beth. Beth has become one of my favorite people, friends, and a mentor. I am so thankful for the love and care she has shown my family."


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

Dear Friends,
Thank you so much for all of your support! Because of the hours you have volunteered, the prayers you have lifted, and the generous donations you have given, we are able to serve unsupported pregnant young women, infants and women with children. Transforming not only two lives at a time lives at a time but many more.

Contact us and learn more:
Bethany House
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030
Call 503.667.8409
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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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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!



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.

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One of our first girls... she thought she may not amount to anything. Today she is married to a great guy, has a great job and has a great family!

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Gresham, OR 97030

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