Our History

Our History

1978

Founding of

Bethany House

1981

Purchase of

102 Whitehouse Ave.
Bethany One

1987

Bethany House

Incorporated

Rental of
118 Manhattan Ave.

Bethany, Too

1990

Formation of

Board of Directors

1992

Purchase of

Bethany, Too

1994

Purchase of

760 Prospect St.

Bethany South

1995-1996

Expansion of

Bethany, Too

1998

Bethany House

Merges with
The Society of
St. Vincent De Paul

2000

Apartment Purchased

Bellmore

2001

9/11

Causes surge
in Homelessness

Bethany, Too

used for emergency Housing

2003

Bethany House

Merger with
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul Dissolved

2004

Five Year

Strategic Plan begun

Expansion of Bethany South
Completed

2006

Expansion of
Bethany One

Completed

2007

Program for Mature singles

initiated at Bethany, Too

2008

Bethany House Celebrates

30 Years of service to homeless families

2010

Bethany House

Infrastructure upgrade
begun

Purchase of
625 DeMott Ave.

2021

Bethany House Names

Douglas O’Dell as New Executive Director

Bethany House
Appoints new members to
its Board of Directors

2022

Bethany Too

Re-opens as a home for women without children

2023

Safe Ground for Families Opens


Bethany House Names
Catherine “Katie” Swanson as permanent Executive Director

1978

Founding of

Bethany House

1981

Purchase of

102 Whitehouse Ave.
Bethany One

1987

Bethany House

Incorporated

Rental of
118 Manhattan Ave.

Bethany, Too

1990

Formation of

Board of Directors

1992

Purchase of

Bethany, Too

1994

Purchase of

760 Prospect St.

Bethany South

1995-1996

Expansion of

Bethany, Too

1998

Bethany House

Merges with
The Society of
St. Vincent De Paul

2000

Apartment Purchased

Bellmore

2001

9/11

Causes surge
in Homelessness

Bethany, Too

used for emergency Housing

2003

Bethany House

Merger with
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul Dissolved

2004

Five Year

Strategic Plan begun

Expansion of Bethany South
Completed

2006

Expansion of
Bethany One

Completed

2007

Program for Mature singles

initiated at Bethany, Too

2008

Bethany House Celebrates

30 Years of service to homeless families

2010

Bethany House

Infrastructure upgrade
begun

Purchase of
625 DeMott Ave.

2021

Bethany House Names

Douglas O’Dell as New Interim Executive Director

Bethany House
Appoints new members to
its Board of Directors

2022

Bethany Too

Re-opens as a home for women without children

2023

Safe Ground for Families Opens

Bethany House Names

Catherine “Katie” Swanson as permanent Executive Director