Bethany House provides the services, tools, and resources our guests need to rebuild their lives.


  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Household Supplies
  • Transportation


  • Victims’ Rights (VINE)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Counseling
  • Service coordination


  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills
  • Parenting
  • Relationships


Our long-term shelter gives survivors the time they need to get on their feet. However, when the time comes to move on, finding safe, affordable housing can be a challenge. Step↑Up is a solution.

Through the support of private donors, we’ve acquired apartment units that are rented to those transitioning out of Bethany House’s shelter program at a reduced rate – lower than they may be able to find elsewhere.

Step↑Up offers extended advocacy services to all survivors completing Bethany House’s shelter program so they can continue accessing resources to meet their basic needs and achieve their goals – such as permanent housing, better employment, education, therapy. Step↑Up offers on-going programming to enhance survivors’ social and emotional well-being.

Residents in our Step↑Up housing also benefit from the safety, stability, and security of Bethany House’s facility.


Bethany House staff members are passionate advocates for the safety of domestic abuse survivors and their children.

They provide education and training on domestic violence for local community groups and homeless shelters, and they take an active role in Toledo-area community organizations focused on preventing homelessness and domestic violence.

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