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.

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If you’d like to get involved with Bethany House or help contribute financially, please contact the Church Office.