Every day in Homewood someone struggles with hunger; a child faces difficulty in school; a family encounters homelessness; a mother grieves the loss of a child to gun violence.
Every day our community confronts these and other obstacles often too difficult to face and simultaneously too vast to ignore: Violence. Hunger. Homelessness. Skyrocketing Reassessments. Addictions. Desperation. Trafficking. Severe Historic Systemic Neglect.
41% of families in Homewood South live in poverty
33% of males 20-64 years old are unemployed
88% of the community is African-American
Looking through both a transformative and charitable lens, Bethany Community Ministries (BCM) stands as a vanguard striving to overcome the obstacles faced by the Homewood Community by: feeding the hungry, providing safety for children, consoling families who grieve the violent death of a loved one, and addressing the holistic health and wellness of the community.
Over the past 20 years, we have administered these services by providing an array of community spawned programs.
Though we are currently operating with modifications due to COVID-19, we continue to work diligently to bring high quality programming and resources to Homewood.
Bethany Community Ministries is proud to be able to say that during all of the COVID-19 pandemic, we never closed our doors. In fact, our dedicated staff and volunteers were able to not only modify our existing programs to continue serving our community while following CDC safety guidelines, but to also develop new ways to support our neighbors. Learn more about our COVID-19 response: