PEMBROKE– Bethesda House, a faith-based temporary home for mothers and their babies, is busting at its seams. Our house, located in a quaint Pembroke neighborhood, opened in November 2016 and has since provided support to ten young women. With several mothers on the waiting list, Bethesda house has embarked on a new opportunity to provide even more second chances. We are pleased to announce that we are purchasing a large residential building that will be outfitted to house up to EIGHT women and their babies, giving them an opportunity to learn life skills and become self-sufficient.
“Bethesda House has been a complete game changer for my son and me. When we arrived at Bethesda House around Thanksgiving 2016, I was feeling very lost. Through the love, compassion, and support of Bethesda House, my son and I have been able to experience the love of Jesus. I can now confidently say I have hope for the future.” –RR
NEW HOME: Our new 8-bedroom home in Pembroke is in a location that will foster independence by giving residents access to public transportation, a grocery store, pharmacy, bank and playground. Each mom and baby will have their own small bedroom, eliminating sleepless nights caused by babies sharing rooms. Most importantly, we will be able to help more women improve their lives and the lives of their children.
OUR NEED: Several generous contractors and local businesses have committed to help with labor and materials, dropping renovation costs from ~$194,525 to ~$125,177. We are off to great start but we need your help reaching our fundraising goal of $125,000. Our annual fundraisers will continue to subsidize monthly donations that are used to run the house.
This leg of our new house campaign will serve literally as the foundation to Bethesda House. Our Buy-A-Brick Fundraiser is an opportunity for individuals, families, and businesses to purchase a brick that will become a part of the entryway of the new Bethesda House. Each purchased brick will be inscribed with a message of your choice (18 characters per line, lines vary by brick size).
OUR MISSION AND MODEL REMAIN THE SAME
OUR MISSION: To provide a temporary home that is safe and nurturing for young mothers, either pregnant or parenting their baby. The basis of our home will be built on God’s love and how life can be transformed through a relationship with Jesus.
OUR MODEL: While living at our home, young mothers are enrolled in an educational plan or job training program so mom and baby leave with the necessary skills and knowledge to be self-sufficient. Bethesda House assists mothers in accessing benefits to aid in the support of mom and baby, as well as teaches mothers parenting and life skills. Our volunteers model the love of Christ and guide them spiritually so our moms come to know His love.
We have a lot of work ahead of us but are trusting in God to provide just as He has done since the vision of Bethesda House came to light. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider supporting Bethesda House in any way that you are able.
Yours in Christ,
Missy Porter, RN
Co-Founder/Director of Bethesda House
Note: Once you have filled out your contact information and chosen your brick size, click on "continue" below. You will then be prompted to provide the information you would like to be engraved on your brick and preview it before finalizing your order.