In September 1978, three Amityville Dominican Sisters opened their doors and hearts to families in need of shelter. At Bethany House we support women, and women with children, experiencing homelessness, through transition to stability. We begin by providing shelter, and meeting the basic needs of our guests, in a welcoming and safe, home-like setting. We offer programs which provide a continuum of care that starts with emergency shelter, moves into transitional housing, and culminates in permanent housing and greater self-sufficiency. Ultimately, we strive for our guests and their children to experience a sense of self-worth and belonging in response to their experience with our dedicated staff and volunteers. Bethany House is built on a foundation of community support and partnerships, that include government agencies, faith-based organizations, non- profit service providers, colleges and universities as well as corporate sponsors and foundations.