Shelley Brooks • Director, Bethesda Mission Women and Children’s Mission

Editor’s Note: On the first Thursday of each month, the eNews feature article highlights the mission focus for the month. In February we’re lifting up homelessness by sharing an update on Bethesda Mission, our mission partner for more than 30 years.

The wait is over! The Bethesda Women’s Mission has a brand-new and beautiful building that was completed in August 2021.  The women and children moved into their new sleeping quarters with the help of many volunteers and groups. Now, with living and sleeping space expanded, we are able to accommodate 51 women and their children. The staff, too, is excited about the new surroundings. In addition to living space, we house classrooms, a chapel, several children’s nooks, an exercise room, a computer lab, and a beautiful new professional kitchen. While our outside grounds are still under construction, come spring we expect to see the finishing touches on parking spaces, a playground, a garden, and the completion of a sunroom overlooking the green space in our front yard.  

This is possible because the OLD Women’s Mission, located at 818 N. 20th Street, was demolished in December 2021, to make room for all of the upcoming outside activities.  

We are thankful for your continued care and support. Spring tours begin in March: we’d love to have you come and visit!