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“I told her I was thinking about working with the homeless…”

So said Sr. Mary Grafe to Sr. Dee Sizler when they met at a global gathering of the Sisters of Charity in February of 1983.

Five months later, Sr. Mary and Sr. Dee had secured a house, and on July 20, 1983, the first family seeking shelter moved in to Bethany House of Hospitality. The journey was just beginning…

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It Starts With One Step       

Families come to Bethany House from many different paths. No matter the twists and turns life has thrown at them, they come to Bethany House seeking the same thing, a place to find rest and restoration. That’s what we provide: care and comfort, community and support, encouragement and inspiration, each leading them one step closer to home.

New Emergency Shelter & Comprehensive Services Center

In direct response to the community need, Bethany House opened a new and life-changing shelter and comprehensive services center at the corner of Reading Road and Joseph Street in the heart of the Bond Hill community. This new space will impact our community’s poorest families through programs addressing homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, re-housing programs, and family stabilization after homelessness. Check out the Virtual Tour of the new building. Want to schedule a tour to see it in person? Contact us at or call 513-921-1131.

Bethany Basics List

Can openers. Wastebaskets. Cleaning supplies. Soap. These are some of the items many would consider “basic.” But without them, families run the risk of compromised health and poor nutrition. The impact of these items, especially on children, cannot be overestimated! To accomplish our mission, we provide Bethany House Basics filled with everyday items for our families as they exit the shelter into their own space.

 Download the Bethany Basic list below or visit our Amazon Wishlist!

BHS is proud to be a United Way Funded Partner!

Bethany House Services is once again proud to be a United Way of Greater Cincinnati Agency Partner. Together, we hope to demonstrate the power of our partnership and our shared commitment to empower families to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency.