Homeless parents should have emergency shelter and the support and tools to create a sustainable home life for their children. Join our mission to expand access to meet the growing need. You will be a critical member of our leadership team. Create new fundraising programs and systems to track progress. Tell our story in the community, and help volunteers and donors connect with our mission. Drive the growth of Greater Cincinnati’s largest shelter and service organization for homeless parents and children.
The most successful candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree; CFRE accreditation is a plus. Minimum five years professional fundraising experience with demonstrated success in expanding financial support, major gifts and corporate donations. Successful experience in capital campaigns, public relations and marketing desirable.
Bethany House Services empowers homeless and at-risk families with the solutions to achieve housing stability and long-term self-sufficiency.
Vision: Our Vision is to live in a community where all families have a place to call home and no one spends a night without shelter.
To this end, Bethany House addresses the needs of homeless children and their parents – predominately single mothers – wit...h comprehensive programming. Our ultimate goal – prevention of homelessness – is addressed through our advocacy for affordable housing and community support. Our prevention programs include Shelter Diversion and affordable housing at Bethany Homes. We provide emergency shelter for homeless families and case management services during episodes of homelessness; we are always available for emergency assistance to our families no matter how long it has been since they left shelter.
In 2015, BHS sheltered 909 individuals, 610 of whom were children. The median age of the adults was 29.9 years. Children were young, with an average age of 5.9 years. African-Americans represented 82.2% of shelter guests, 10% were white and 7.8% reported being of “other” races. All of the families reported incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level.
In the first two months of 2016 we have served 75 households and 301 individuals, 208 (69%) of whom are children. So far this year we are averaging 104 children per month, from newborns to teens.
We realize that to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty and homelessness, the children we serve – often the second, third, or even fourth generation in a family to experience homelessness – need to be able to visualize a life beyond the only one they have ever known.