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Dear Friends,
The sun is out and flowers are in bloom. In other words... summer has arrived at last. Summer always makes me think of new life and the beauty God has blessed us with during these special months. There aren't many things more special than new life.

As a Bethany House supporter, you know we are in the business of helping women and children embrace new lives. With your continued help, we are able to offer an array of practical services and resources that allow the women we serve to shine as bright as the summer sun. I personally want to say thank you for all you do and for standing by Bethany House during every season, rain or shine.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

That is the whole purpose of this– to say Thank you! Without your support, we would be unable to do what God calls us to do. We have assisted over 1,000 women and their children over the years. Imagine the ripple effect! When one life changes, countless lives are touched. That's a whole lot of lives!

We wish we could send you all a bouquet of flowers, so this is that bouquet! Much love from me to you! Enjoy your summer and one more time... Thank you! God Bless!


P.S. Please don't think because we are silent that we are not working. We have had to cut down on newsletters but you will get a Christmas Newsletter as always.


Christmas 2014 Newsletter
Brittney's latest story

"We'd like to share an exciting and encouraging story about a young woman who completed the Bethany House program a number of years past and is now opening her home and heart to care for foster children. When Brittney came to Bethany House pregnant and discouraged, she wasn't thrilled about being a mom... Here's Brittney's latest story."


Reading Brittney and Jeffrey's story, and seeing the smiling faces of her son and foster children, can make us forget there are women and children this holiday season who are hurting and haven't yet found their happy ending. We thought you might be interested in seeing the requests for help we receive every day. So many families need our support. The following two requests are actual emails. We have omitted names to maintain privacy. Continue

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

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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.

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.

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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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