Programs -- Bethany House

1402 Locust St., Terre Haute, IN

Bethany House Homeless Shelter

Bethany House has sheltered single women, women with children, and married couples since it opened in April 1980.
  • Residents come from various backgrounds with many different reasons for needing shelter.
    • Job loss
    • Eviction
    • Release from prison
    • Addiction issues
    • Marital problems
    • Mental and physical hardships
  • All residents receive an intake assessment of needs and life situations. Together we develop a program plan that includes goal setting and personal responsibility while living at Bethany House.
  • A resident's targeted stay is up to 120 days. Active participation in their service program and progress towards goals are monitored. Reviews are conducted every 30 days.
  • We work with each individual to provide them with the services they need:
    • Collaboration with other social service agencies
    • Attendance at local Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings
    • Meetings to improve resident's responsibilities and self discipline
    • Employment search and maintaining employment
    • GED classes
    • Menu and budget planning

Weekend Sack Lunches

Sack lunches are available for pick up on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Bethany House Free Clothes Closet

Open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Please call in advance to arrange donations of clothing, small household items, toys, books, bedding, etc.
  • In addition to serving more than 2,000 individuals monthly at the Closet, we also provide items to group agencies such as group homes, nursing homes, prisons, and other shelters for the needs of their clients.
Who do I call for more information?
Bethany House, at (812) 232-4978, Option 1, or via email


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