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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)

ELIMINATING

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

ONE FAMILY

AT A TIME

Thank You

2019

Garden of Light

Sponsors!

SERVICES

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.

CRISIS INTERVENTION

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

EMERGENCY SHELTER

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

TRAUMA RECOVERY

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

AFTERCARE PROGRAM

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

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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.” 

Domestic violence as defined by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Alliance.

 

WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSE

  • Name-calling and put-downs

  • Extreme jealousy

  • Making excuses for the abuser

  • Constant monitoring by abuser

  • Uncontrolled anger

  • Unexplained injuries

  • Isolation from friends and family

2017

 

CONTACT

PHONE
703-658-9500
BETHANY HOUSE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
6601 LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE
SUITE 110
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22312

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call 703-658-9500, email info@bhnv.org,

or fill out the following form

#89017

If you are in danger or need immediate help, dial 911.

If you are interested in receiving Bethany House services, please call

703-658-9500