About Us

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 still much more work to be done. We hope that you will continue to support a shared vision of ending homelessness for families. 


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.



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.


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.