Bethany House provides a sanctuary for desperate homeless families who need assistance to re-establish independent living. “Our shelter meets a family’s immediate needs for housing, food, and necessities as they come to us from the street or living in their car. Most children arrive with only the clothes on their backs and an exhausted mother. Homeless children are not only at risk for abuse, hunger and neglect – most have already endured adverse events. They are frightened, hungry and often chronically ill.” Bethany House provides a safe haven for the entire family while the parents work to identify and overcome barriers to independent living.