Inspirational Stories

Bethlehem Inn is more than a shelter – it’s a commitment to ensure that our residents have the opportunity to move forward with their lives.  Sometimes it takes a week, sometimes it takes several months.

Success can mean something different for each of us, whether it is obtaining a copy of a birth certificate, a valid ID, medical or dental care, housing or employment. 

Below are just a few examples of people that have successfully moved forward with their lives…

Dawson Family CroppedCharleen and Luke’s Story

“Bethlehem Inn just kept opening doors for us.  Things like rental denials turned into acceptances.  They showed us the steps to take to clear every hurdle we came to.  We put in the work, but Bethlehem Inn staff was there to point the way.”  To read more about Charleen and Luke’s success, please continue reading…

 

 

 

Megan and Charlie’s Story

“We realized we were free.  Bethlehem Inn gave us hope.  It is so much more than a homeless shelter.  It gave us a platform we could just jump off of.”  To read more about Megan and Charlie’s success, please continue reading…

 

 

 

 

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Yoninah’s Story

“I have gone through many hardships in my life…I realized I needed help and with that acceptance I was able to move forward!  With a little grace and a lot of help from Bethlehem Inn staff I got my life back – a place to live and a job!”  To read more about Yoninah’s success, please continue reading…

 

 

Jean HernandezJean’s Story

“Thanks to Bethlehem Inn, I received a referral to housing where I still live, a job that I hold to this day and my sobriety.  I had no idea that the shelter ran on donations.  It is important for me to give back, so I volunteer there whenever I can.”  To read more about Jean’s success, please continue reading…

 

 Tim Ballinger 2015Tim’s Story

“I was hungry, dirty and not used to a helping hand.  In my life I’ve always been the one who helped the homeless, but was now homeless myself.  I was really depressed and had the attitude that I wasn’t homeless, but I was.”  In an email to the Inn staff as he prepared to leave, he expressed his heartfelt thanks for “your dedication and concern for myself and the homeless population in Central Oregon.”  To read more about Tim’s success, please continue reading…

 

 

Jasmine’s StoryJasmine Pic

Not knowing what to expect, Jasmine was worried about “shelter living”.  But she called anyway and was welcomed by Inn staff.  Jasmine’s worries melted away in no time and she now says of the Inn, “Amazing. Helpful. I can’t even describe it.  The kids and I felt safe and comfortable.”  To read more about Jasmine’s success, please continue reading…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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