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Make a Donation to BHNV

Bethany House accepts donations of NEW items such as UNOPENED full-size toiletries and other new hygiene products, cleaning supplies, kitchen wares, blankets, and many other unused items. Please see below for our most updated immediate "Needs List." 

Cleaning Supplies
  • Household Cleaners
  • Bathroom Cleaners
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Large Kitchen Trash Bags
  • HE Detergent
  • Non-HE Detergent
  • Bleach
Paper Products
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues/Napkins
Personal Care
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Bath Soap
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Razors
  • Feminine Products
Baby Products
  • Diapers (Size 2 - 5)
  • Pull-Ups (Size 2T - 5T)
  • Baby Wipes
Other Items
  • Comforter Sets and Pillows
  • Pot + Pan Sets (new)
  • Mops/Brooms (new)

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Bethany House Welcomes a New Executive Director

Bethany House of Northern Virginia (BHNV), is a private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence throughout Northern Virginia and the surrounding DC metro communities.  The organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Gayan Peart, MSW as its Executive Director. Peart will assume the role of Executive Director effective March 2, 2015. 

Peart is well acquainted with Bethany House of Northern Virginia.  Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director of the organization, Peart served as Program Manager for the Family Assistance Program, the cornerstone program of BHNV.  

Peart’s experience in social services is extensive and multifaceted.  Serving those in need in Washington, DC, she worked as a Homeless Services Specialist at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center, a subsidiary of the Coalition for the Homeless.  She has also served as a social worker specializing in children, youth, and family services in Massachusetts, and was a social work intern for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago where she worked in the sex crimes division.  Peart has served as a relief advocate at a domestic violence shelter in New England, as well.  

Peart was formally educated at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree and at Loyola University Chicago School for Social Work where she earned a Master of Social Work degree. 

“We are very  pleased to welcome Gayan Peart as Executive Director of Bethany House,” said Richard Hannibal, Board President.  “The board and staff look forward to working with Gayan as we continue to strengthen and expand the important services offered to families impacted by domestic violence.”

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.