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Bethany House of Northern Virginia is a Christian ministry located in Fairfax County, Virginia, providing short-term housing and life advancement 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. 

Click here to read our non discrimination policy.


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.  As Great Commission Christians, we are under God’s mandate to share the Gospel and make disciples of all. 

“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)


Caleb Acker, President
Chanelle Okenchi, Secretary
Fred Westerlund, Treasurer
Monica Cordova, Director
Cheryl Buford, Director
Brad Womble, Director


Tiffany Santana, M.A., Executive Director

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

D'Oniece Dillard, M.A., Director of Operations

Joanne Hamilton, Lead House Manager

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