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Bethesda House is a community-focused, private, not-for-profit organization.  Therefore, we depend on our friends - individuals, corporations, and foundations for support of the work we are doing. This relationship has reciprocity, as we provide services for the community which empowers us.

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Bethesda House provides a safe environment for survivors of domestic violence and/or sex trafficking. 

We empower families and individuals by providing our residents with the tools needed to engage and preserve healthy, non-abusive interpersonal relationships through intervention, prevention, and education as we aspire to end violence in our community. All services are free of charge to our residents.
 

"A place of mercy and healing"
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Bethesda House is a nationally accredited domestic violence shelter. COA accreditation means that our organization’s programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards at the national level. To learn more about COA accreditation, please visit www.coanet.org.

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We believe in the dignity and equality of every human being. Therefore, all people should be valued and empowered to live free of the fear of violence in their homes. To this end, we strive to address all forms of oppression and discrimination in the Alabama Wiregrass region in order to support a safe and thriving community. This philosophy specifically informs our intention to pour out love on our residents, so that they can heal, and ultimately thrive.

The Purple Lotus is significant for us. Purple is the color of domestic violence and the lotus is a flower which blooms after emerging from murky depths. We think that this symbolizes those we serve, as they are all deserving of a beautiful life, no matter how much trauma has been endured. Our primary fundraising efforts are called “Purple Lotus” events.

If you need assistance to escape intimate partner violence or just to talk with someone who can help, call the 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

 1-800-799-7233 

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

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Bethesda House
PO Box 397
Andalusia, AL 36420

334-977-1005

executivedirector@bethesdahouseofmercy.com