Let's keep families together
You can help change the lives of families forever.
Every child deserves the love, security, and consistency that only a family can provide. Help vulnerable families access their basic needs of health care, safe drinking water, proper shelter, and school supplies and education for their children. And empower them with the ongoing support of a dedicated caseworker and vocational and business training.
Through Bethany, families around the world can access the tools they need to succeed and transition from poverty to self-sustainability.
Help families thrive together
Families we serve are facing impossible challenges, often threatening their ability to stay together. Your gift helps ensure that all the families we serve can progress through our program, from preservation to empowerment to self-sustainability.
Support families in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Colombia
Family is essential to a child's well-being. When you join Bethany's mission to keep families together, you help pave the way for generations to thrive.
By becoming a country partner, your monthly gift will directly benefit families in the country of your choice. You’ll provide essentials such as food, shelter, and caseworker support—ensuring families have the tools for success.
Frequently asked questions
What makes Bethany’s program unique?
While many sponsorship programs pool funds to support individual children through the age of 18, Bethany focuses on tailoring effective solutions to meet not only the children’s needs but the unique needs of the whole family. In addition, a dedicated caseworker walks alongside the family throughout the entire program to support their progress.
How does the program work?
Program supporters and country partners allow the Bethany team to equip parents with the resources, life skills, vocational and business training they need to lead their families from poverty to self-sufficiency. Families move through three phases, with the ongoing support of caseworkers that are local to the country.
- Preservation: Caseworkers help families access basic needs such as health care, safe drinking water, nutritious food, proper shelter, and children in school.
- Empowerment: We offer ongoing support, including vocational skills education and business training where their dedicated caseworker helps set goals, make plans, and guide progress.
- Self-Sustainability: Our goal is to guide families to the point where they have a dependable income, improved health, ongoing education for children, and the necessary tools to thrive in the future.
How long are families in the program?
On average, families are in the program for 3–5 years. However, some families have experienced major setbacks due to civil unrest, natural disasters, major illness, or a global pandemic. When this happens, we ensure they receive the appropriate and individualized support they need, given their circumstances.
How is "Support the Program" different from "Become a Country Partner”?
When you support the program, your gift helps offset the cost of providing resources and services to all of the families in our global family preservation program. It costs around $210 to serve each family for one month.
But we also want to give you the opportunity to direct your support to help families thrive in a specific country of your choice.
How do I know that the families will be helped?
You can have confidence that your gift makes a difference because a caseworker is assigned to help every family in the program. The caseworker works directly with the family to understand their situation and design a unique plan that helps them reach their goals. This person will closely monitor progress and share regular updates with program supporters and country partners.