The Meaning Behind Our Name

Our name inspires us to empower a community to welcome and care for people harmed by clergy sexual abuse.   So, why Bethany?  We are named for the Bethany, a village east of Jerusalem and the home of Jesus’ friends, Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Bethany frequently surfaces in the bible as a place where Jesus…

Messages of Support

This Christmas, we worked with Whitney True-Francis, the diocese’s Victim Assistance Coordinator, to send cards to survivors that she encounters through her work. We hope these cards helped the survivors to feel supported and to know that so many people care. We were careful to include messages that were supportive and open to the idea…