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  

304-263-3510 x12

Darlene Hayhurst

Bethany House Shelter Manager 

304-263-3510  x13

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 Charles Town, 7th Day Adventist Church, Airborne Church, Inc., Arden United Methodist Church - Willard Brown Class, Artifex Hair Salon, Bassett Hound Rescue, Berkeley County Schools, Berkeley Senior Center- Berkeley Senior Quilters, Bethel Assembly of God, Buddha Buddies, Bunker Hill United Methodist Church,  Burke Street School, Cedar Grove Christian Church, Covenant Church,  D.B. Schenzer, David Anderson, Dorthy McCormick Rehab Staff, ETrade, Eastern WV Community Foundation - C. Scott & Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund, Eastern WV Community Foundation - Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund, Faith Community Coalition for Homeless, Garden of Promise, Girl Scout Troop 40125, Girl Scout Troop 40132, Harmony United Methodist Church Women, Hedges Chapel, Hedgesville Assembly of God, Independent Bible Church Women's Ministry,  Jefferson Security Bank, JT’s Bar and Grill, Leetown Crossroads 4-H, Living Waters Worship Center, Marlowe Ruritan,  Martinsburg Central Lions Club, Martinsburg Rotary Club, Molar Avenue Church of the Brethren, Mt. Wesley United Methodist Women, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Women, Otterbein United Methodist Church Women, On the Wings of Dreams, One America West Virginia, Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Pikeside Dollar General, Pikeside United Methodist Church Good Samaritan Class, Procter & Gamble, Shenandoah Community Health, Shepherdstown Kiwanis/Jefferson High School Key Club, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, Shenandoah Community Health, Soaring Eagles 4-H Club, Some Neat Ladies, Spring Mills Apartments, St. Agnes Catholic Church,  St. Bernadette Catholic Church, St. James Catholic Church, St. Lukes United Methodist Church, Step Ahead Preschool, The Monday Night Book Club, The Pizza Oven, The United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, Tractor Supply- Hagerstown, Trinity Episcopal Church, Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Vapor Boiz, Warm the Children, West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, Wild Rose Soap Company, Winchester Avenue Christian Church, WISH 

Bethany House Individual Supporters:


Shirley Marcus Allen, Paula & Pat Banks, Cindy Barber, Michael Bass, Daniel Bennett, Lisa Bedard, Ruth Bradley, Clara Branham, Jennifer Braithwaite, Helen Broadhurst, Robin Brohmeyer, Bethany Brown, Becky Buchanan,Zelma Buskell, Debbie Cobean,  Phyllis Coleman, David Francis Cooper, Marianne Copsey,  Sarah Corwin-Roach, Betty Cox, Cathy Cross, Ginny Courtney, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Piper Dankworth, Dr. Roberta DeBiasiJoan DiTonto, Cheryl Dolan, Ouida Dyker, Brittany Edfilis, Katie Erhardt, Marie Ten Eyck, Lori Fallon, Kenny Feagons, Doris Fidler, Melissa Fortune, Richard Gaines, Carol and John Gaynor, Billie J. Grey, Cyrus M. Grubb II, Jennifer S. Grubb, Seth Hall, LaDonna Halley,  Patricia Hamilton, Marlee Hancock, Nancy Haneman. Linda Henry, Connie Heyer, Linda Hill, Larissa Horton, Katherine Hovatter, Nancy Hovatter, Richard Hurdle, Angie Hyatt, Emily Jenkins, Lorraine Javorsky, Katie Jones,  Preety & Daljeet Kaur,  Jeanna L Keesecker, Judy Kerenk, Wolters Kluwer (Chasady Christian), Penny King, Karin Kolowski,  Helen Lavigne, Barbara Lebaron, Susan Lemmons, Lynn Leatherman, Lynn & Bob Lewis, Luke Loy, Lynette Lynes, Dan Mace, Kyanna McCafferty, Brian McDonagh, Rebecca Mayou, Richard Mier, Peace Noel, Mallory Painter, Michael Parks, Sarah Popovic, Kelly Sanders, Ruby Shommette, Skyler Siviero, Susan Powers, Jill & Stephen Schatken, Bob Smiles, Tammy Snow, Autumn Snyder, Alan Ray Scott, Denise Speight, Earnest Tate, Marie Ten Eyck, Ngoc D Tran, Shawn Valentine, Mary & Joseph Vandevander, Monica Veilleux, Pam & Michael Waggoner, Deb White, E.J. Wightman, Skyler Wilson, Kathy Wood, Romona Zammetti, Sylvia Zepp.