Helping Hands

A small shelter with a big vision

As a shelter with limited space - just seven beds - the scope of our vision exceeds our actual size. By also focusing on outreach and education,  we contribute to the efforts of others to shape the narrative about violence against women in the hope of eliminating it in our community. 

Resident Services 

In addition to a safe space with food and emotional support, Bethesda House residents have opportunities to receive: 

  • Trauma-based therapy 

  • Mindfulness and self-care strategies for coping-skill development

  • Art Engagement (including painting and drawing, music, and dance)

  • Transportation to therapy sessions, court and legal appointments, medical appointments, and employment

  • Education and job skill training 

  • Pet sheltering (off-site)

All services are offered free of charge for Residents

Community Services 

  • Workshops for educators, medical personnel and others

  • A Read Aloud program for preschool and elementary students

  • Teen Advocacy and Awareness - Activities and presentations for teens

  • Collaboration with the Covington County Youth Advocate Program Adult Services (YAP)

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)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Bethesda House
PO Box 397
Andalusia, AL 36420

334-977-1005

executivedirector@bethesdahouseofmercy.com 

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