In 1892 one young woman, Mary Ellen Learned Brown ("Nellie"), had a vision of hope; to open a home for indigent young women who needed a safe place to live in the Providence area. 125 years later, Bethany Home continues its ongoing legacy to be that safe haven for both men and women in need in the community.

We were founded on the generosity and goodwill of others and continue to be dependent on and grateful for charitable giving. Bethany Home of RI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and donations/gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.