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.
Take a stand. Help a friend. Make a difference.
You can make a big impact even if you're unable to volunteer time or donate money or resources. We suggest the below options.
Lobby for legislation
Contact your Legislative and Congressional representatives to encourage them to address domestic violence by increasing support for victims through legislation which trains law enforcement officers to respond more quickly and effectively, as well as funding programs to help abusers come to terms with their actions and behavior, ultimately making families healthier and communities safer.
Be aware that the glamorization of violence in the media affects cultural norms.
Minimize the exposure of your children and loved ones to such images.
Discuss the glamorization of violence in your family
Take a stand
If you know a batterer, make him or her aware that this behavior is unacceptable and that assault, even in one's home, is a criminal offense.
Help is available for those who want to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their partners.
Bethesda House staff can provide information and resources for how to safely have this conversation.
Provide information, such as the National Hotline number (1.800.799.7233), for anyone you know who may be experiencing domestic violence.
If you know a victim within Alabama's Butler or Covington counties, provide the contact information for the YAP (Youth Advocate Programs) Adult Services Domestic Abuse division (334.582.1580).
While many pandemic restrictions have eased somewhat, the fact that we are a small shelter with limited capacity to isolate infected individuals has encouraged us to continue to employ various preventive measures in order to protect the Bethesda House community. Find out more.