Welcome house

Our vision is to be a leader in guiding clients from housing uncertainty to housing stability. We accomplish this through the services we provide, such as housing, service coordination, and income & benefits

Daney describes what is so great about Welcome House located in Northern Kentucky and how they help homeless children

Our mission is to provide a continuum of services that will end homelessness and promote stability for each person we serve.

  • In 2018, 248 individuals stayed at the Welcome House Shelter for Homeless Women and Children (177 adults and 71 children).

  • The average length of stay at the Shelter was 44 days.

  • 99% of the households met and worked with a Service Coordinator to establish goals pertaining to income and housing.

  • 76% exited shelter into positive housing outcomes.

Bethany House Services

Families come to Bethany House seeking the same thing: a place to find shelter, food and the basic necessities, along with the knowledge, skills and housing needed to lead independent lives.

Bethany House has been in “overflow” capacity since January 2018 — all of our shelters have been full, even though we opened a fifth shelter in Bond Hill in June 2018 to accommodate the “summer surge,” the seasonal spike in family homelessness. These 40 “overflow” beds are keeping 9-12 more families off the streets every day and giving them access to specialists who can help them with housing, jobs, parenting skills and other life support. The “summer surge” did not end last summer, but has continued into 2019. Demand continues to exceed capacity.

As the largest family shelter serving over half of Cincinnati’s homeless families, including 62% of homeless children, Bethany House endeavors to ensure each family who walks through our doors receives the care needed to become stably housed and self-sufficient.

 Mardi Gras 2020 will help to feed 800 – 900 children who will stay in one of the five Bethany House shelters this year.


Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound Shelter is a 24-hour emergency shelter location in Covington, KY, that provides a safe environment and short-term services for runaway, homeless, abused, neglected, and dependent youth ages 11-17.

  • Homeward Bound Shelter is an emergency shelter with a treatment license, providing direct individual, family and group counseling as well as case management.

  • Homeward Bound serves runaway and homeless males and females ages 11-17 and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • We provide individual and group counseling to address the dangers associated with runaway behaviors and strategies for avoiding future AWOLs, and case management to provide information about community resources for homeless youth and families.

  • Our goal is to ensure youth have a safe and stable place to live and thrive.

  • Brighton Center Homeward Bound depends on the funds from Mardi Gras to ensure the basic needs of our youth are met, including shelter, food and clothing.

  • Last year, we were able to provide for oversight of our menu, maintenance of our kitchen appliances, purchase a new refrigerator, and replace our old pots and pans with new items. We served 286 youth that accessed Homeward Bound.