Bethany House is a composite of residential options for women and children who are caught in the crisis of homelessness. Bethany defines its mission as a response to its belief that each person deserves and needs adequate food, clothing, and shelter, provided in a nurturing and sustaining environment.
Bethany House exists to strengthen and assist those women and children from Long Island who are deprived of the basic resources required for natural and healthy growth and development. Bethany House seeks to provide a homelike atmosphere wherein shelter, care, and comprehensive services combine to encourage the individual or family to attain self-sufficiency and restore human dignity.
To achieve this end, Bethany House:
- Employs a multi-services approach of supportive counseling, family life education and specific programs to those made vulnerable to crisis.
- Advocates and networks with other agencies to obtain needed services and benefits for those in its care.
- Creates opportunities for change on the individual case level, and acts to effect broader change on the systemic level when recurring social problems are presented.
- Seeks to educate and involve the community at large in a concerted effort to prevent homelessness when possible, and to respond effectively to it when preventive efforts fail.
Bethany House is committed to work to assure and protect the dignity and individual worth of each person, particularly that of the women and children who have been deprived of the basic right to shelter.