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2015 the Season of Thanksgiving

It seems like yesterday that I was writing this letter for 2014. The time truly has flown by, and 2015 is drawing to a close. We have officially entered The Holiday Season, and there is so much to be thankful for. We'd like to share just how grateful we are to see lives changed through Bethany House's services and support. Many of these women write to tell us 'thank you,' but ultimately, we are thankful to God, our supporters, and the women and children we've been honored to help. Tis the Season of Thanksgiving!


Kristy's story
Kristy's story is one of ultimate redemption, new life embrace, and ongoing success. We are so thankful for her desire to change, grow and put all she learned at Bethany House to good use for her and her family.

"In 2005, I got addicted to Methamphetamines. I basically quit talking to people I knew growing up and only socialized with fellow drug users. In January 2007, I found myself pregnant and didn't know what to do because I had nowhere to go..." Continue



This lovely couple and baby have a story that makes us want to shout 'thank you' to the heavens! That handsome young man was the very first baby born at Bethany House over two decades ago. He and his wife have just had their own first baby. This is a man who might have had a very different and far bleaker future had his mom not chosen to seek help from Bethany House. Thank you, Luke, for sharing your family, your joy, and thanksgiving with us!


Thank you, Jack Rhinehart
Thank you, Jack Rhinehart, for years of behind the scenes support and being a positive male role model for women and children, some who never had met a healthy, caring man until you.

Heaven's gain is our great loss. Beth's husband, Jack, a staunch and committed supporter of Bethany House, went home to celebrate with the Lord in October. He loved the children and always had a kind word for the 'Bethany House' women. His tireless service will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. Thank you, Jack. You are loved and greatly missed.

Contact us and learn more:
Bethany House
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030
Call 503.667.8409
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UPDATE: This year, with your help, we've served 20-plus women and their children!


Thank you notes
Thank you notes arrive via email, mail, and through phone calls frequently. These women and children are forever grateful to us, and we are continually awed by God's grace in their lives and by how much they have blessed ours.

"Bethany House was there for me and gave me a reason to hope and make plans for a future."

"I am sure I will make it on my won because of what Bethany House taught me."

"As a family of five now, we still trust in God for all we've been given. Thank you for all your giving."

"Through my months at Bethany House I got my GED and a job."

"I had a sponsor family to take me and my son in before we could stand on our own. They were there to teach and show me how to make it."

"Beth, I admire your strength and hard work. Thank you."






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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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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!


Our sponsor program
Our sponsor program has proven to be a cornerstone of our current programing, and will continue to be so until the second phase is fully realized. We ask that you would prayerfully consider welcoming a woman into your home. Please review the information here. We recognize this is a big decision, but it is a life changing one that will not only bless the woman in your care, but also bless your family in unexpected ways. Perhaps you are unable to participate in this unique way, but maybe someone you know is. Help us spread the word. Share the mission! Together we can move mountains. Contact us today

















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