2012-2013 Annual Report
Fiscal year 2012-2013 saw significant change to the organizational structure of BHNV. The agency bade farewell to the Concerned Group, an advisory group that voted to disband itself in the winter of 2013. This led to updates to the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws, which redefined the governance of the agency solely to the Board of Directors. After moving to Annandale in April 2012, Joseph’s Coat continued to suffer from poor sales. After a year in operation marked by struggling sales, the Board made the difficult decision to close Joseph’s Coat Thrift Store. The store officially closed in August 2013 after several weeks of clearance sales. This marked the end of 19 years of support from the thrift store, including financial revenues, tangible goods and a job training program for BHNV clients.
2011-2012 Annual Report
The past fiscal year was an active one for Bethany House. Between weather emergencies, the loss of its original thrift store, and a capital campaign, FY 11-12 proved to be a year to remember. The year began with a magnitude 5.8 earthquake on August 23. While the shelters emerged unharmed, Joseph’s Coat Thrift Store suffered significant damage. Four storefront windows and several display cases and fragile items were shattered. Additionally, the ceiling was damaged and required repair. The store was preparing to close, but the damage from the earthquake necessitated unscheduled repairs to allow the store to remain open to customers until the end of January 2012.
2010-2011 Annual Report
The Board welcomed five new members in FY 2010-2011. Martha Birdseye is a member of Church of the Apostles (an early church supporter of BHNV) and brings with her a wealth of experience in community outreach. Mae Cheung is a lawyer with Gammon & Grange, PC, which specializes in nonprofit law. Jason Hsieh works in healthcare policy and first served BHNV as a volunteer before joining the Board. Elsa Kuflom is a survivor of domestic violence and a former client of BHNV. Elsa contributes to the Board the face and heart of those that BHNV seeks to serve. In addition to serving as the Senior Pastor at His Church International Ministries in Springfield, Pastor King Rhodes is knowledgeable in web development and commercial real estate.