Welcome to Bethany House, Toledo’s only long-term domestic violence shelter.


Bethany House is a long-term shelter for victims and their children who are escaping domestic violence in Northwest Ohio.

Most shelters offer short-term stays in dorm housing, but Bethany House is the only Toledo-area domestic violence shelter that offers long-term, apartment-style transitional living. Many survivors are with us for more than a year.

We also provide emotional and financial support, and give survivors the time and resources they need to rebuild their lives. And it’s all FREE of charge.

Since 1984, Bethany House has served more than 2,000 individuals and provided more than 300,000 nights of safe shelter for victims and their children escaping domestic abuse in our area. Annually, we serve an average of 30 families.

Bethany House is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, and a member of Sylvania Franciscan Ministries and Northwest Ohio Community Shares.

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