Farewell and best wishes to Catherine Hassinger
The Board of Directors of Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc. announces that Catherine Hassinger has resigned her position as Executive Director for a new position with a local human services agency. Miss Hassinger has successfully led the organization for seven years as Executive Director following the retirement of BHNV’s founder, Doris Ward. Under her leadership, the 35-year old faith-based organization gained public recognition as one of the best philanthropic organizations in the District of Columbia region. Miss Hassinger’s last day is Friday, August 15, 2014.
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Bethany House is growing! Support our Capital Campaign.
Each year, the number of women and children seeking refuge in our emergency shelters for domestic violence victims is growing. Last fiscal year, BHNV provided safe and confidential shelter to 47 families escaping abusive homes, an increase from 42 families in FY 12-13 and just 39 families in FY 11-12.
Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we are forced to turn away scores of vulnerable women and children in desperate need of safety and support. These victims often face the unthinkable choice of becoming homeless or returning to their abuser.
To address this growing and critical need for shelter and services, BHNV has initiated its Raise the Roof! Capital Campaign to renovate and expand its oldest emergency shelter. The renovation will nearly double our capacity to house victims of domestic violence and will ensure a safe and comfortable home for women to rebuild their lives. The expanded facility will allow us to better serve victims of domestic violence in Fairfax County – a community where 33% of homeless families are homeless due to domestic violence – and surrounding Northern Virginia and DC metro communities.
We hope you will support our Capital Campaign. Your gift will ensure that individuals affected by domestic abuse in our community receive the best possible services to heal and move forward with their lives.
To learn more visit Raise The Roof For Victims Of Domestic Violence or contact Development Director Jasmin Witcher at 703-658-9500.
Please help BHNV restock our pantry. BHNV began the summer with a fully stocked pantry. As the summer months wore on and fewer donations have come in, we have experienced a marked decrease in items available to sustain our shelter families. Currently, we are greatly in need of household items including toilet tissue, paper towels, trash bags, household cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent. You, your church, or your workplace can make a big impact on families in need by donating items on our Needs List
(see right column of this webpage) or by hosting a collection drive for needed items. To find out more about hosting a drive or schedule a donation drop off, please email Jasmine Witcher
or call 703-658-9500.