Dear Friend,

October is a big month at Bethany House, and so much has happened already! We are sending a huge THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered for or attended the Unveiling of the 2022 Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project. Special thanks go to Tressa Johnson for her moving speech and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library for hosting. The silhouettes, unveiled one by one as each story is read aloud, reveal the stunning reality of the extent of domestic violence in our region. Together, we remember their names.

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we hope you will find one way to make an impact for family safety. There is a way for everyone to help.

  • If you have income to spare, consider making a financial donation to further the mission of Bethany House or place an order on our Amazon Wish List.
  • If you have time to spare, reach out to our volunteer coordinator to learn about ways you can contribute to Bethany House with your time. You can reach her at Volunteer@BethanyHouseToledo.org.  
  • If you have a voice to share, reach out to your state legislators and speak with them about the importance of prioritizing survivors of domestic violence in policy development. Ohio recently became the last remaining state in the nation to fail to make strangulation a felony. Because we know abusers who strangle are more likely kill, raising strangulation to a felony offense would give survivors more time to access safety once a charge has been made. 
You may have ideas we have not thought of that would raise awareness, increase safety and resources, or create community change. We would love to hear your ideas this month!

Maybe none of the ideas listed above fit into your budget or schedule, and that is okay. Each time you tell others about Bethany House or learn ways to help survivors access safetyyou are making a difference. This month, will you make an extra effort to spread the word about Bethany House in conversations and on social media? 

Before we go, here’s a quick reminder. On October 20th, you have an opportunity to enjoy fine dining while benefitting Bethany House! The Chop House has generously offered to contribute a portion of the evening’s proceeds to further our mission. Reservations are being taken now at (419) 720-4336. When you call, let them know you’ll be there to support Bethany House.


On behalf of Bethany House Staff, Board, and Volunteers,
Thank you for your faith in Bethany House and survivors of domestic violence.

Deidra Lashley                   
Executive Director  

Current Needs: Cleaning Supplies, Body Wash, Light Bulbs, Air Freshener, Hair Care Supplies, Band Aids, Laundry Baskets, Facial Care Products. Donate through our Amazon Charity List or contact Volunteer@BethanyHouseToledo.org to schedule a donation drop off

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Upcoming Events. October 20 - The Chop House Fundraiser for Bethany House This is not a ticketed event. The Chop House will give a portion of their sales on October 20th to Bethany House. Call The Chop House to make reservations now! (419) 720-4336 November 12 - Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Donation Drive To benefit Bethany House, Family House, Aurora Project and La Posada Look for the Semi-Truck in the Franklin Park Mall Parking Lot - Off Sylvania Near Old Navy Follow us on social media for updates & the wish list!
Shelter From The Storm, An evening for Bethany House,Thursday, October 20th The Chop house toledo 300 N Summit St #140 Toledo, OH 43604 (419) 720-4336, Enjoy night of fine dining in support of Bethany House. Make a reservation for October 20th at a convenient time for you. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be contributed to Bethany House!

Together we give survivors of domestic

violence time and space to heal.