Service and Criteria

In order to qualify for our program, we have these criteria

  • Single woman or family (married couple or single mother with children)
  • Must have lived in Nelson County for at least 6 months.


Currently, there is no shelter in Nelson County for single men.  We intend to serve that need by implementing the Room in the Inn program with Nelson County churches and other organizations.


Bethany Haven is not a domestic violence shelter or a drug rehab shelter.  We help people who are experiencing financial difficulties that prevent them from being able to provide shelter for themselves.


Bethany Haven provides a bedroom for each household, which may be a family or single woman.  Each of these bedrooms has an electronic lock so that the residents can be secure and enjoy a little privacy.


We also keep a kitchen pantry for the residents to use.  The pantry stocks non-perishable food items.


We provide case management for the residents.

  • Budgeting
  • Resume assistance
  • Pastoral ministry