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Bethany House Of Northern Virginia Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing

Mission: To help women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence regain health and dignity and become re-established in their community by providing temporary housing and support.

Programs: Provided shelter and supportive services to 98 women and children victims of domestic violence. Provided crisis care and referrals to 953 women and children through the bhnv helpline.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Heidi M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I left my husband after 23 years of horrendous physical and mental abuse. I just woke up one day and couldn't justify to myself why I had stayed for so long. I left my home in Wisconsin and flew to Virginia with no plan in mind except to get far away. I felt so afraid and alone and had no idea what to do. I called Bethany House and spoke to a wonderful lady named miss Becky( she is literally an angel sent from God to save not only me but every woman and child that pass through there doors)...I was placed in a beautiful SAFE home where they provided me with more than I could have ever imagined. I met other women who have experienced the same things I was going through...it was like I had strength through them , a bond I can't put into words. I was blessed with another angel from God her name is Miss Bridgette (our live in house manager) She is the most Amazing, kind, selfless, spiritual, loving , strong women I have ever met. She is a true Blessing from God and Bethany House is lucky to have her. I have been here 2 months now , and I'm getting all the help and care I could possably get. Wonderful case workers , and office staff that put there heart and soul in all they do for us. I also got the pleasure to meet the Fantastic Board Members that Make this all possible....Much Appreciation and tramendous respect for Peggy and Ken Fisher, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Rich....God BLESS You All.....I feel like a Thank You just isn't enough, but that's all I have to give right now...Special Thanks to Mrs. Peggy for helping me find my way back to God( love you)

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

Bethany House helped me transition out of my bad situation in 2013. I liked that they offered a program with counseling as well as case management for my practical needs. They didn't make decisions for me, but provided guidance as I learned to make decisions on my own. Looking back, I really appreciate the role they played in helping me get my life back together.

Review from Guidestar

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I looked long and hard at Bethany House before I came to work here. It looked good and sounded good from the outside. I liked what I heard when I asked questions. Then I came to work here and started to see the organization from the inside out! I am a monthly donor to the organization. I am putting my money to work in an organization that provides women and children a safe place to recover from domestic violence. I now see from a very different prospective and I still like what I see.

Review from Guidestar

2 love.life7712

Client Served

Rating: 1

I was originally excited to have found a so called "Christian" organization. I thought I had finally found a chance to be in a caring and safe place for myself and daughter to escape the abusive situation at home. I was sadly mistaken. They have bedbugs, however, never informed me of this. I had to learn it from another client. Three months, a staff-infection, and still to date, have bedbugs. Despite my complaints or concerns, only minimal attempts were made. The "playroom" that children are allowed to play in has no heating source at all. The house manager was beyond rude; spoke down to me, spoke about me, broke the law by opening &reading my mail. (Which is NOT policy ), she grabbed my daughter by the arm and yelled are her. This horrified my 2 year old, and made her cry and hide. I was refused my right to speak with a director and as a result of standing up for myself and my rights as a disabled mother, they claimed I was non-compliant and told me I had to be gone that very day. It wasn't their problem I had nowhere else to go, or that I was just released from the hospital for serious, life-threatening complications. Before I could even get to the house they had thrown my things onto black trash bags and set it outside in the rain. This is just the tip of the amount of mental and emotional abuse that goes on. The other women are so afraid to stand up for themselves because they know the result is immediate eviction. Please don't put yourself this.