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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing & Shelter, Temporary Housing

Mission:

The Mission of Bethsaida Community is to create a hope, a home, a family for homeless or at risk women, by providing a supportive environment that encourages healing, personal growth and independence.

Geographic areas served: Southeastern CT

Programs: The Katie Blair House program provides transitional housing for women who are at the beginning stage of realizing they need help to change their lives for the better. Residents in the Katie Blair House find employment within the first 30 days of their stay at Bethsaida. They are responsible for paying 30% of their earnings back to the agency. Typically after one year, most women are able to find other permanent housing. The House holds 8 women at a time who share all living quarters.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Former staff

Rating: 5

It was an honor and a privilege working with the Clients, Staff and Board members of Bethsaida Community. I managed the office. Sherry Tynan

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I WAS A RESIDENT OF KATIE BLAIR FOR ABOUT 15 MONTHS. IN THAT TIME I FINISHED SOME MUCH NEEDED SCHOOLING AND FOUND FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT. THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF KATIE BLAIR WOMEN AND STAFF I ALSO GOT JOINT CUSTODY BACK OF MY DAUGHTER. I AM NOW IN THERE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING CALLED FLORA ONIELL. I STILL HAVE THE SUPPORT OF KATIE BLAIR IF I NEED IT AND I FEEL SAFE KNOWING I AM IN A PLACE THAT HAS HELPED SO MANY WOMAN. ANYONE LUCKY ENOUGH AND DESERVING ENOUGH CAN AND WILL SUCCEED WITH THE KATIE BLAIR HOUSE. THANK YOU TERESA

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN MY BEING AT KBH CAME ABOUT AFTER LIVING WITH MY SON AND MY GRANDCHILDREN, MY SON MEETING SOMEONE AND NO LONGER REQUIRING MY HELP WITH THE CHILDREN. I CALLED KBH AND WITHIN TWO WEEKS I WAS ACCEPTED. I WAS DEVASTED BEING WITHOUT MY GRANDCHILDREN BUT BEING HERE HAS ENABLED ME TO START HEALING. THE STAFF HERE ARE WONDERFUL. THERE IS EIGHT WOMEN IN THE HOUSE SO I NEVER FEEL ALONE. WE ALL DO OUR SHARE AND TAKE TURNS COOKING SO THERE IS ALWAYS PLENTY TO GO AROUND. I BELEIVE WITH THE HELP OF THESE WOMEN AND THE STAFF I WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK ON MY FEET. IT IS A BLESSING TO BE PART OF THIS HOME. THANK YOU LINDA BOUDREAU

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6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On several occasions I have heard women who have directly benefited from Bethsaida Community talk about how their very special programs have changed their lives. The programs are innovative and the results are very impressive! We are truly blessed to have such a program serving the women in Southeastern Connecticut!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was blessed with the privilege of meeting some of the women being assisted by Bethsaida. They are strong, brave women, who because of the wrong choice of partner, have gone through horrific experiences and are being helped to get back on their feet by Bethsaida. Where would they be without this organization?

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I fell in love with Bethsaida Community when I learned about its mission to give homeless women a safe haven so that they can get their lives on the right track. I was very inspired to become a part of the organization when I'd met some of the women that have been through the program and heard their success stories.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

BETHSAIDA IS A MASTER PLAN FOR HELPING WOMEN HEAL, AND BEGIN AGAIN. THE PROGRAMS ARE GEARED TO GIVE A WOMAN NO MATTER WHERE HER LIFESKILLS HAVE BEEN INTERRUPTED TO MOVE FORWARD, GAIN CONTROL OF HER HEART,MIND,SOUL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. SHE GETS THAT CHANCE TO LOVE HERSELF AND OTHERS AND TO LET GO OF ALL THE FEAR THAT SHE HAS BEEN LIVING WITH. IT IS A VERY WELL DESIGNED AND MANAGED PROGRAM.WE WOULD BE SERVING OUR WORLD WELL IF THERE WERE ONE IN EVERY CITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THAT AREA.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Bethsaida offers a safe, welcoming enviroment for homeless woman. It is a quality program. The support and strength they get from the program enables them to move forward in their lives to self-sufficiency.