Bethany House is a program of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM).
It provides a safe, supportive community for single women between the ages of 18 and 30 living in the greater Boston area. Bethany serves 44 women living in three adjoining townhouses and is located on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay.
The mission of Bethany House is to provide safe, affordable housing for women in the Boston area. We strive to embody an inclusive and supportive environment for women who are committed to social justice and building community. Bethany House is a place for women in need of transitional housing and those who would value being part of a diverse, intentional community. Our model is one in which all residents feel safe, respected, supported and listened to and our staff play a key role in creating an environment where women can express themselves fully. We provide ways for women to participate in the different aspects of community and offer residents opportunities to increase self-knowledge and develop skills and knowledge together. Bethany House is an innovative and transformative community for women during a critical/formational period in their lives. Our outward focus is to reach out into the community and provide forums/events/gatherings addressing issues specifically related to the safety and well-being of women.
Bethany offers single and double rooms and a shared bathroom on each floor – as well as a healthy breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday.