As we joyfully celebrate the remarkable milestone of our 40th anniversary, we want to reflect upon the incredible journey and express our heartfelt gratitude to the extraordinary individuals who have played a pivotal role in our success.
This four-decade legacy is a testament to the dedication and unwavering support of our passionate volunteers, committed staff, generous donors, and the entire community that have stood with us through thick and thin. Their collective efforts propelled our mission forward and transformed countless lives with their compassion, resilience, and shared purpose.
Join us on an exploration of our history and the incredible people who’ve made this important work possible along the way. We’ll be posting new content each month.
As we honor the past, we look ahead with enthusiasm, inspired by the impact we can continue to make together. This celebration is not just a recognition of time passed, but a tribute to the people who have shaped our story and continue to be the driving force behind the important work of providing resources and support for those experiencing domestic violence.
Sr. Rose Therese Lange was a trailblazer for long-term shelter services for survivors of domestic violence. A fearless advocate for survivors and their children, she taught culture-shifting concepts we continue to teach today:
The Junior League played a key role in early Bethany House organizing.
Junior League members spearheaded the needs assessment that revealed a need for a longer-term shelter for domestic violence victims in the early 1980s.
Highlights include long-time supporters Teddy Wilson, Ruth Baumann and Veronica Muprhy.