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Bethesda House of Schenectady Inc.

834 State St
Schenectady, NY - 12307

Bethesda House is an interfaith ministry to the homeless, disabled and economically disadvantaged citizens of Schenectady County, building a just, hospitable and inclusive community one person at a time by affirming the dignity and addressing the needs of each guest entering this House of Mercy.

Overnight shelter hours: 6pm to 7am. open 365 days a year. New guests receive intake upon arrival and are offered case management and social work services

We Live Out Our Mission By:
    Providing a safety net of social services and advocacy for the homeless, disabled and economically disadvantaged;
    Addressing the needs of the whole person by encouraging self-respect, personal responsibility and the discovery and exercise of one' gifts for the good of self and community;
    Educating the Schenectady community concerning the needs of vulnerable citizens and creating opportunities for the community to unite in celebrating diversity and serving the disadvantaged;
    Collaborating with other social service agencies to enhance creativity, synergy and efficiency, to provide ease of access to and a continuum of services while avoiding duplication of services.

Anyone who enters! However, Bethesda House's role in the continuum of care provided by multiple local agencies is to reach out and care for the chronically homeless, disabled adults in our community. Many services are geared towards the unique needs of this group and focus on housing as the first step in the process rather than the end result. This Housing-First approach is a proven best practice for successfully assisting chronically homeless persons to leave the streets and regain their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Families! Bethesda House assists many families and children through its Food Pantry, Community Meal and Clothing Room programs.

Services Offered:
    A Safe Haven offering fellowship and community
    Daily community meal
    Showers and laundry
    Mailboxes and storage lockers
    Food Pantry
    Hygiene kits
        Household goods
        Emergency Services
        Representative Payee Financial Management Program
        Women's Support Group
        Information and referral services

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