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About Bethany, Inc.

Founded in 1993, Bethany, Inc.'s mission has been to combat homelessness for families in Washington, D.C.

 

In 2004, Bethany opened the doors of an eight-unit apartment building in Anacostia and named it Good Hope House. Good Hope House provided affordable transitional housing and support services for seven women and their children each year.

 

In 2016 in an effort to support the Opening Doors strategy, Bethany began offering its apartment units to families in the Rapid Rehousing program. Much progress has been made, yet there is still much more work to be done. 

We now serve eight families a year in our eight unit apartment building.

Mission

To provide affordable housing and supportive services for families who are recovering from homelessness and who demonstrate a sincere commitment to return to independent living.

Vision

To develop a safe and loving community for homeless families recovering from life traumas, with special focus on the creation of a nurturing environment for the children.

Focus

By giving second and third chances, Bethany Inc. focuses on zero income to very low income homeless families who do not yet qualify for public and/or permanent housing programs, by building strength, self-sufficiency, stronger families and proud communities.

We hope that you will continue to support a shared vision of ending homelessness for families. 

History of Bethany, Inc.

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Why "Good
Hope House?"

Good Hope House received its name because of its proximity to "Good Hope Road" and because of the powerful meaning it connoted for our residents and the transformation we envisioned for their lives.

Our Staff

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Halicia Hylton
 
Executive Director 

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    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.
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Kenyard Holland  
 
Maintenance Engineer

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    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.
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Anatolia Harper  
 
Administrative Manager

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    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.

Board of Directors

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P. Carol Bullard-Bates
Founder and President

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Charlyne Schofield
Board Member

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Eleanor Lauderdale
Board Member

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Lurlene Sweeney
Board Member

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    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.
  • VIEW BIO
    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.
  • VIEW BIO
    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.
  • VIEW BIO
    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.
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Minnie Baskerville
 
Board Member 

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    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.
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Edward M. Johnson  
 
Board Member

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    Patricia Carol Bullard-Bates is one of the founders of Bethany, Inc. and has been on the Bethany, Inc. board since its inception. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Philosophy in 1971, did some coursework in Psychology at Harvard University and Columbia University and then attended Washington University, receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1976. She completed a three year postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in 1979, and then worked at the University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota as a clinical neuropsychologist until 1981. She then worked at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center until 1984 and at the St Vincent Hospital, both in Ottawa, Canada. In 1987 she moved to Washington, DC to join the staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital as a neuropsychologist and has worked there ever since. She joined one of the faith communities of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, DC and became interested in the problems of homelessness and addiction in the Washington, DC area. She founded Bethany, Inc. with several others committed to the problem of homelessness, and recovery from addiction. The program opened in 2004 in SE Washington, DC.

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