Bethany’s global shepherding program

Helping women prepare to parent and live independently

What is the shepherding program?

The future can feel overwhelming for women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Our global shepherding program — currently offered in Albania and Colombia — supports pregnant women and prevents family separation.

We offer individual and group counseling, life skills and parenting courses, access to education and financial support, and connection to community partners.

Read more about our work with global families

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Maternal health

Bethany’s services focus on the best interest of the child and the family. That can mean promoting breastfeeding where we are present around the world.

Engaged fathers lead to stronger families

While working with families enrolled in our family preservation program, Bethany’s Ethiopia team recognized that inviting fathers to become more engaged with their children would lead to stronger families.

Learn more about Bethany's work around the world