Adopt-A-Family at BHS for Christmas

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, all of our families are currently sponsored for Christmas! If you have already submitted your sponsorship form to adopt a Bethany House family, a staff member will be in touch with you to give you information regarding the family you are sponsoring. As the holidays approach, more families will seek assistance from Bethany House, so gift cards of any denomination from Kroger or Wal-Mart will be greatly appreciated.  Also, Bethany House will continue to assist families into permanent housing throughout the holidays, so much-needed items from our Bethany Basics list will help them to establish a home of their own. Items may be mailed to 1836 Fairmount Avenue, 45214, ATTN:  Denise Hill. For more information, or to make delivery arrangements,  please contact

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.

Our story.

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 shelter into their own space.  Download the Bethany Basic list below!

Bethany Basics

A Special Gift

We have partnered with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for “A Special Gift.” Between now and December 31, you can provide the Bethany House basics for a family by donating at the link below. From there GCF will match donations up to $2,500 raised!

To donate now, please visit If you have any questions, please email To view the digital version of “A Special Gift” booklet, please visit

Bethany House receives largest gift in its history: $1.25 Million from Bezos Day 1 Families Fund

Bethany House Services is proud to have been selected as a Bezos Day 1 Families Fund leadership award recipient. The gift of $1.25 million is the largest gift we have received in our history! The Day 1 Families Fund supports organizations that are moving the needle on family homelessness.

We plan to use this generous investment toward the cost of one new, consolidated family shelter and comprehensive service center for families experiencing homelessness. This facility is our top priority and will enable us to improve services to parents and children and reach more families each year.

We are grateful to the Day 1 Families Fund for their support and look forward to continuing to make a positive impact for families in our community.

Click here for more information about this generous gift.

BHS is proud to be a United Way Agency Partner.

In 2016 Bethany House Services became a United Way of Greater Cincinnati Agency Partner, joining 138 other agencies that are moving children and their families out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency.

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