Bethany House Academy is a nonprofit organization that has been helping impoverished children and families in Northview Heights since 1962, shining as an agency of hope, compassion and student/community success.
Challenges faced by the Northview Heights community include:
- 86% of families live in poverty
- Only 21.2% of males (16+) are employed
- Only 2% of residents have a bachelors degree or higher
- Crime, mental health issues, drug abuse, poor housing conditions and the isolation of the location create barriers to success
Despite these challenges, Bethany House helps children and youth by providing pre-K educational, after-school and summer programs. Other core programs include adult literacy, diversity exchange, POWER (positive outcomes with excuses removed), and African culture appreciation.
Recent funding cuts have resulted in a need for emergency fundraising to ensure continuation of summer programming. The summer program serves 35-40 children, providing two nutritious meals each day, academic enrichment, arts, creative activities and physical fitness in a supportive, safe environment.
To learn more, visit bhaweb.org.
If you’d like to get involved with Bethany House or help contribute financially, please contact the Church Office.