October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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“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)
AT A TIME
BETHANY HOUSE ELIMINATES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ONE FAMILY AT A TIME BY ASSISTING VICTIMS THROUGH OUR EMERGENCY SHELTER
We help women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence regain health and dignity. Once our families are stabilized, we help them get reestablished in their community by providing temporary housing and support. Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, faith-based organization.
Need immediate help?
Call our Helpline at 703-658-9500.
Immediate help, counsel and support to victims of domestic and family violence
Risk assessment and safety planning
Access to BHNV shelters or other housing providers
Referrals to food, clothing, medical, legal and other resources as requested by the caller
SHORT TERM HOUSING
Our shelter is more than just a place to stay. You can rely on us to help you reestablish yourself.
Safe, confidential shelter for four months
Serves homeless women and children affected by domestic and family violence
Client-written Individual Service Plan with short- and long-term goals
Supportive case management to prevent revolving-door admissions
Life skills program that includes classes in parenting, nutrition, budgeting, self-care, working with the legal system, and more
Job training program with individualized support
If trauma is involved, we have the resources to help you recover.
Individual and group counseling to help clients process trauma and work through issues that may arise during recovery
Promote self-sufficiency and a healthy family system
Once you physically leave Bethany House, you will not be forgotten. We help prevent abuse in the future with a system of support.
Opt-in program for up to 2 years
Designed to prevent relapse into abuse via ongoing counseling, pantry items support, and special events
In many ways, domestic violence can be prevented. We interact with our community to educate and inform.
Interaction with public safety officials, community and religious groups, human service providers, and individuals
Education about domestic violence and appropriate responses to victims of abuse
Information on local resources
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one person to control another person in the context of an intimate or family relationship. The abuse can be physical, sexual and or emotional. As the most common form of violence and the least reported crime, it occurs in families of all races, religions, educational levels and income groups, and can take many forms or combinations, such as physical, verbal, sexual, and emotional or mental cruelty.
TYPES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
PHYSICAL ABUSE: may involve pushing, shoving, hitting, choking, confining or assaulting with an object or weapon.
Emotional Abuse: may involve intimidation, threats, humiliation, insults, pressure, destruction of property, control over a partner’s movement or isolation.
SEXUAL ABUSE: may involve sexual relations without consent, unwanted sexual touching or pressure to engage in humiliating or degrading sexual activity.
“Abusive or coercive behaviors may include, but are not limited to, physical assaults, verbal assaults, threats, intimidation, use of weapons, destruction of property, violence toward other significant people or pets, sexual manipulation, and control over economic resources.”
WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSE
Name-calling and put-downs
Making excuses for the abuser
Constant monitoring by abuser
Isolation from friends and family
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Alexandria, VA 22312
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