Bethany House Emergency Shelter

The Story of Bethany House

Bethany House opened in 1986 and can house up to 32 women and children at any given time. We are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide shelter, case management, three meals a day, laundry facilities and supportive services.

In 2016 Bethany House provided residential services to 233 unduplicated individuals who received 9,198 nights of shelter. Shelter participants received 1,456 hours of case management services and 12,593 on-site meals. In FY’16 non-residential services were also provided to 431 individuals by providing 5,845 nights of shelter at local motels utilizing DHHR vouchers.  

Want More Information?

For additional information on this program or for information on how you can help please call:

Bunny Shaw

Director of Services/Case Manager  


Darlene Hayhurst

Bethany House Shelter Manager 


Items Needed


The Bethany House is in need of the following items: 

  •  bath towels, washcloths, blankets and sheet sets for twin size beds, pillows, floor cleaner, laundry detergent, paper towels, napkins,  body wash (women's) 

Thank you to our supporters


This organization continues to be successful because of generous donations within our community. We would like to thank individuals and other organizations for their support. We are truly blessed.


Bethany House Organization/Group supporters:

 7-11, Bassett Hound Rescue, Budda Buddies, Covenant Church, Dollar General Pikeside, Harmony United Methodist Church Women, Hedges Chapel, Harmony United Methodist Church, Jefferson Security Bank, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Women, Otterbein United Methodist Church Women, On the Wings of Dreams, Peacemakers Quilt Guild, Pikeside United Methodist Church Good Samaritan Class, Shenandoah Community Health, St. Bernadette Catholic Church, St Lukes United Methodist Church,  The Pizza Oven, Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Walmart Martinsburg,  Winchester Avenue Christian Church  

Bethany House Individual Supporters:


Jennifer Braithwaite, Bethany Brown, Phyllis Coleman, Ginny Courtney, Corbin Creamer, Lori Fallon, Kenny Feagons, Richard Gaines, Cyrus M. Grubb II, Jennifer S. Grubb, Larissa Horton, Angie Hyatt, Connie Heyer, Larissa Horton, Jay and Audrey Jones, Jondra Kershner, Jeanna L. Keesecker, Karin Kolowski, Helen Lavigne, Dan Mace, Teace Noel, Mallory Painter, Susan Powers, Tammy Snow, Jane Sullivan, Beverly Van Metre, Joan Wood