Bethany House of Northern Virginia is a Christian ministry located in Fairfax County, Virginia, providing emergency shelter and support services to women and children escaping domestic violence. We provide women with safe, restorative care while giving them the support and resources they need to transition into independent lives free from abuse. BHNV is funded by grants and donations from businesses, charitable foundations, churches, organizations, and individual community members.


Bethany House of Northern Virginia empowers women and children escaping domestic violence by providing safe, short-term housing and trauma-informed services. 


We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and faith in his death and resurrection is the only way to eternal salvation. As revealed by God through His Sacred Word, we believe that every man, woman, and child who enters through our doors is worthy of love, hope, dignity, care, and mercy. We believe all people are precious in the sight of God and that He has a special plan for their lives.

“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)

“I have summoned you by name; you are mine…you are precious and honored in my sight.”

Isaiah 43:1, 43:4 (NIV)

 “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)


S. Brad Womble, President
Kenneth Hess, Vice President
Rodney Grandon, Treasurer
Ruth Minj, Director
Kathleen Kline Moore, Director
Dawn Riley, Director
Cheryl Buford, Director
Craig Irving, Director


Tiffany Santana, M.A., Executive Director

Tanya Trammel, M.S., Director of Programming and Counseling Services

Christian Yi, M.B.A., Director of Development and Communications

Rena Carter, Director of Operations

Kerrie Doheny, Lead House Manager


Rocio Abanto, B.S.W, George Mason University

     Master of Social Work Graduate Student, George Mason University

Brianna Clarke, B.A. Psychology, Marymount University

     Master of Social Work Graduate Student, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

Hiba Flayihh, B.A. English Language, Al Turath University

     Master of Science, Social Work Graduate Student, Univ. of Louisville

Victoria Shrank, George Mason University

     Bachelor of Social Work Undergraduate Student

Natalie White, B.S., Sociology, Emphasis in Social Work, Grand Canyon Univ.

     Master of Science, Social Work Graduate Student, Florida State Univ.