Bethany House eliminates domestic violence one family at a time by assisting victims through our emergency shelter

We help 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