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, 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, ETrade, Girl Scout Troop 40132, Harmony United Methodist Church Women, Hedges Chapel, Independent Bible Church,  Jefferson Security Bank, JT’s Bar and Grill, Leetown Crossroads 4-H, Living Waters Worship Center, Marlowe Ruritan,  Martinsburg Rotary Club, 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, Peacemakers Quilt Guild, Pikeside Dollar General, Pikeside United Methodist Church Good Samaritan Class, Shenandoah Community Health, Shepherdstown Kiwanis/Jefferson High School Key Club, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, Soaring Eagles 4-H Club, Some Neat Ladies, St. Agnes Catholic Church,  St. Bernadette Catholic Church, St. Lukes United Methodist Church, Step Ahead Preschool, The Monday Night Book Club, The Pizza Oven, Tractor Supply- Hagerstown, Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, Vapor Boiz, Warm the Children, Wild Rose Soap CompanyWinchester Avenue Christian Church, WISH 

Bethany House Individual Supporters:


Cindy Barber, Ruth Bradley, Jennifer Braithwaite, Helen Broadhurst, Robin Brohmeyer, Bethany Brown, Becky Buchanan, Debbie Cobean,  Phyllis Coleman, Marianne Copsey,  Cathy Cross, Ginny Courtney, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Dr. Roberta DeBiasiJoan DiTonto, Cheryl Dolan, Katie Erhardt, Lori Fallon, Kenny Feagons, Richard Gaines, Carol and John Gaynor, Cyrus M. Grubb II, Jennifer S. Grubb, LaDonna Halley,  Patricia Hamilton, Marlee Hancock, Nancy Haneman. Connie Heyer, Linda Hill, Larissa Horton, Angie Hyatt, Emily Jenkins, Jeanna L. Keesecker, Penny King, Karin Kolowski,  Helen Lavigne, Lynette Lynes, Dan Mace, Kyanna McCafferty, Brian McDonagh,  Rebecca Mayou, Peace Noel, Mallory Painter, Susan Powers, Bob Smiles, Tammy Snow, Earnest Tate, Ngoc D Tran, Shawn Valentine, Pam Wagoner, Deb White, Kathy Wood, Sylvia Zepp.