“I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” – Matthew 25:36 (NLT)

Bethany House of Northern Virginia is a Christian ministry that provides housing and care for women and children who have experienced domestic violence. As revealed by God through His Sacred Word, we believe these statements to be true of every man, woman and child who enters through our doors.

We affirm that all human persons are:

WORTHY OF LOVE

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” – 1 John 4:7 (NIV)

WORTHY OF HOPE

“But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.” – Psalm 9:18 (NIV)

WORTHY OF DIGNITY

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10 (NIV)

WORTHY OF CARE

“He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.” – Luke 10:34-36 (NIV)

WORTHY OF MERCY

“But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.” – Nehemiah 9:31 (NIV)

 

We believe that all human persons:

ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF GOD

“So God created man in His own image…male and female He created them. And God blessed them…” – Genesis 1:27-28 (RSV)

HAVE A GODLY PURPOSE

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

RECEIVE HEALING THROUGH GOD

“He restores my soul.” – Psalm 23:3a (NIV)

MAY TURN TO GOD FOR SAFETY

“The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety.” – Isaiah 14:30 (NIV)

ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT

“I have summoned you by name; you are mine…you are precious and honored in my sight.” – Isaiah 43:1, 43:4 (NIV)