Bethany House--Rochester Catholic Worker
- New York
1111 Joseph Avenue
Bethany House is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality sheltering homeless women and their children since 1977. Bethany serves women and children, including those from the city of Rochester, Monroe County, New York state, and those fleeing other areas of the country. Women come for a variety of reasons; some have been victims of domestic violence, some have been evicted from their homes, some are trying to recover from alcohol and/or drug addiction, some are being released from incarceration, and some have been hospitalized for illness of mind and/or body. All come from experiences that radically denies their worth. Our population is not limited by race, religion or economic background. The guests at Bethany House are able to stay with us up to 45 days without cost or DSS assistance. The door is always open to those in need. In the year 2016-17 Bethany House served 143 women and their children in the shelter program alone.