Bethany House in Rochester will temporarily close both the shelter and the food pantry. We find this necessary because of staffing struggles in this time of COVID19.
This is an unprecedented time worldwide, with resources being stretched everywhere. The staff and board at Bethany plans to reopen as soon as possible, once the worst of this crisis has passed. We are acutely aware of the mission to provide shelter, sustenance and advocacy. It is this mission that will continue shape our efforts as we move ahead.
In the meantime, we ask that you, our friends, keep the many guests who have crossed the threshold of Bethany House in your prayers. This is a stressful and anxious time for everyone.
If you are in the position to make a donation to Bethany House in preparation for our reopening, please follow this link for information on how to donate.
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That's where we come in. Bethany House gives disenfranchised women in Rochester, New York the tangible supplies and emotional support they need to get back on their feet.
We are proudly at the service of women facing homelessness, domestic violence, incarceration, addiction, and mental and physical illness. Every visitor is treated with the respect and dignity she deserves.
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2,642 households benefitted from our food pantry
63 women completed a full 45-day residential stay
Our services are FREE and open to ALL women in the community. We do not restrict by age, race, income, religion, or sexual orientation.
This was only possible with our dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and board members.
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What does that include?
- transitional housing (shelter)
- food cupboard (mo.-fr. 10am-1pm)
- feminine hygiene products
- weekly community service and dinner (Wednesday)
- baby clothing, diapers and formula