Bethany House Services, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 1841 Fairmount Ave Cincinnati OH 45214 USA

Mission: Bethany House Services brings over 20 years of experience in providing housing, education and assistance programs to homeless and low-income women and children. A founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, BHS has an outstanding reputation for collaboration in the wider social services community both on a local and statewide level. Attentive to both direct services and systemic change, BHS is proactive with current social work methods, evaluation tools and advocacy for positive changes to enhance resources available to those we serve. Through the combined efforts of qualified staff and volunteers, BHS provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs, a nurse aide/home health care aide training program, a post-shelter support process, agency wide child-parent programming and job training.
Programs: Emergency Shelter is provided for 400 women and children annually at a 14-room home on Fairmount Avenue and other off site locations. The Shelter Program provides a safe, secure environment, supervised meals, enrichment programs and laundry facilities. Daily case management services include on-site access to physical and mental health professionals and regular program evaluation to assess the guests growth in personal dignity, responsibility and independence. Post Shelter Support includes comprehensive follow-up and outreach assistance for former guests who have successfully completed the Shelter Program. The Post Shelter Program is designed to help the formerly homeless women build the necessary skills to prevent repeat episodes of homelessness. Family Shelter Partnership program provides case agement to all the Greater Cincinnati Family Homeless shelters. Nurse Aide Training Program provides training, support and placement services to formerly homeless women who will become certified nurses aides. Counseling Services are available to post and current program participants who are seeking additional support with personal concerns. Transitional Housing provides affordable housing, supportive services and individualized case management assistance to 3 families at risk of becoming homeless again. The program focuses on building independence and security through education and job training. Child/Parent Program focuses on the special emotional, physical and relational needs of homeless children in crisis. The program is designed to prevent neglect and abuse of the children through the implementation of the Parenting Plus curriculum with mothers, weekly support groups and children's enrichment. Bethany Place provides a common home for single women who are in transition and perceive themselves as having limited skills, little self-confidence and real fears for personal and financial security. Bethany Homes I provides permanent, safe, affordable housing for 24 families with a single female working provider. Bethany Job Retention Program provides support, counseling, and employer/employee intervention for program participants of BHS.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering at Bethany House for 20 years. It has been a wonderful place to make a difference in the lives of women and children who have fallen on hard times. Through the years I have enjoyed not only the hard work but also the comraderie among guests and volunteers. My children and I have done it all from cooking meals, to designing appeal cards, from collecting cereal boxes for the shelter to running a carnival booth at the summer festival. We love to see the looks on the children's faces when you read them a book, or help them with a craft. Overall, it has been deeply enriching and rewarding to, along with my family, be able to contribute and make our own small corner of the world at BHS just a little bit better.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are truly like an extended family, they care for all in a holistic approach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer fundraiser with Bethany house for the past six years. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I believe in the agency's vision of "Heart, Hope and Home". Giving is always reciprical. I wanted to give some of my energy and time to a community organization that serves women and children. I believe that by doing so I am helping to make my community a better place to live now and in the future. In serving the chilren that come through the shelter we are providing love and hope by supporting their Mothers. I appreciate the goal of the program ,which is to empower people to take responsibilty for their lives. This is accomplished by providing the tools, love, support that give a person the hope and courage to move on. My involvement with Bethany house has enriched my life. Sister Mary Stanton, the foundr of Bethany House is a magnet for finding good people to do great work!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The friends I have made while doing something for my community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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8 people found this review helpful

My family came to serve a dinner at the shelter. It was a great and rewarding expereience. We also provided child care for the children while the moms attended life skills classes. Seeing the smiling faces truly made our day!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When we were serving dinner a guest who use to live in the house came by to say hi and thanks. She now is a home owner who lives in the neighborhood. She and others like her are the results of the good that Bethany House provides.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The happiness we are able to bring the women and children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All extremely nice adn thankful for our help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more women and children in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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