Bethany House Services
Bethany House is the largest family shelter in Cincinnati sheltering over half of the families experiencing homelessness in our community.
2018 has been our busiest year ever, having served 30% more than in 2017. To accommodate the unusually large number of families in need of shelter, Bethany House opened a fifth shelter location at the end of June.
Between January 1 and September 30, 2017, 22 families (97 individuals) were sheltered in overflow beds located in hotels. In 2018 during the same time period, 91 families (351 individuals) were sheltered in “overflow” beds.
Mardi Gras will help to feed 900-1000 children who will live in Bethany House’s five shelters this year.
We are grateful to all who support our children and their parents!
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.
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.
Our mission is to provide a continuum of services that will end homelessness and promote stability for each person we serve.
In 2017, 197 individuals stayed at the Emergency Shelter (126 adults and 71 children).
The average length of stay at the Shelter was 41 days.
99% of the households met and worked with a Service Coordinator to establish goals pertaining to income and housing.
71% exited shelter into positive housing outcomes.