Dear Friend,

We are announcing the departure of one of our treasured staff members this month.

Anna Turner has been with Bethany House since early 2020 as our Community Engagement Coordinator. You may have worked with her as a volunteer, or met her to donate supplies, at a community event, or through the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project.

She spent her first two years with us finding new ways to stay connected with all of you when in-person events were not an option. This newsletter was established as part of that effort!

We will miss having her as part of our team, but we wish her the best of luck. Read her farewell message to the right.


It’s been a pleasure to connect with so many of you over the last three years. I have truly enjoyed the opportunities we had to work together to make participants’ time at Bethany House as comfortable and supported as it can be.

The endless stream of donations coming to Bethany House through your personal contributions, donation drives, and our online wish list have amazed me every step of the way. Your generosity makes a real difference at Bethany House.

Thank you for sharing your stories with me when we met for donation deliveries, and thank you for trusting me with your precious gifts for Bethany House.

It has been a special honor to coordinate the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project. The project is meaningful to me both personally and professionally. Stepping away is not easy, but I look forward to being of service to survivors in new ways.

— Anna Turner

Thank you for all the school supply orders from the Amazon wish list!

Items have been added over the last month as lists trickled in, and we still need quite a few supplies.

We appreciate your help in making sure the kids have what they need this school year.


Contact to schedule a donation pick-up or drop-off at a neutral location.

  • Paper Towels
  • Aussie & Garnier Fructis Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Febreeze Air Freshener
  • Fabuloso Multi-purpose Cleaner
  • Lysol All-Purpose  Spray Cleaner
  • Dryer Sheets



Remember to hold October 2 at 6:00 pm for the Unveiling of the 2023 Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project. The formal invitation will arrive in your inbox next month. 

As we prepare for the ceremony, our minds are on the growing intensity of domestic violence. Domestic violence fatalities have increased locally over the last two years, and, as stated in the article linked above, survivors are being injured more severely across the state.

There is so much you can do to help.

  • You can contribute financially.
  • You can learn about local resources.
  • You can call your elected officials to support legislation that protects survivors.
  • You can believe people if they tell you they have been abused.
  • You can let them know it is not their fault, that it could happen to anyone, and there is help.

The mission of Bethany House is to empower survivors of domestic violence and their children by providing long-term transitional shelter and advocacy to maximize safety, ensure access to resources, and restore hope with dignity and respect.

On behalf of Bethany House Staff, Board, and Volunteers,

Deidra Lashley
Executive Director

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