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Spring 2014
A celebration of mothers

Can you believe Spring is here, bringing with it the celebration of mothers? Something we at Bethany House do twelve months a year! You, too, value the important role a mother plays in the life of her children, and I'd like to personally thank you for helping us honor and help moms year around
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Thanks from Michelle
"After Bethany House, I started attending PCC. I am currently in the Bioscience Technology program at PCC. I am planning to continue with school (part-time) to obtain a degree in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. My daughter just turned 2 years old
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One Sponsor family's message

"Our goal is to relate to one another in love, respect, honesty and humility, and, when we fail, to exhibit grace, forgiveness, and reconciliation. We also strive to put others first, seeking to serve and build up one another. These are the qualities that we will seek to demonstrate toward you and your baby when he/she arrives, and we trust you will seek to do the same toward us."

 
       
     
 
       

If you're a Bethany House supporter, you've heard us mention the sponsor family program a time or two, or fifty! Why do we keep bringing it up? That's an easy answer: Because it works! And we need more families willing to open their hearts and homes. We understand welcoming a stranger into your home can seem scary, but the rewards far outweigh the risks. If you want to unwrap one of the best gifts the holidays can offer, consider becoming a sponsor family. Continue for reasons why a family decides to sponsor a pregnant woman, or woman and child.


 
     
 
       

Drowning in Despair
Not all our clients want to be identified. We understand, but their stories are still newsworthy.

We'll use "Jill" to represent one young woman who found herself pregnant, alone, addicted to meth, and homeless. She was drowning with no life preserver in sight. Thankfully, with Beth's guidance, your financial support and prayers, Jill completed treatment, had a healthy baby, and is finishing her education. She knows that God has a plan and purpose for her life. Her daughter has a chance for the life Jill has been denied. Abused by a family member, disowned by that same family, she has been adopted into a whole new family – God's family. Our family.

Jill's story is familiar -- a majority of the women we serve experienced abuse or neglect on some level. They were abandoned and alone. They turned to drugs, men, "the world" to heal their hearts, but were instead hurt even more. Bethany House is the life-preserver that helps free them from fear and leads them to freedom.

   

 

 

 
     
 
       


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To reach us by mail:
PO Box 3278
Gresham, OR 97030

By Email:
bethanyhouse1@gmail.com

       
     
       
   

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.

Please consider helping us securely online - monthly or as a onetime gift. Nonprofit No. 94-3030994

 


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.

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!

 

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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