Bethany Christian Trust
“Bethany Christian Trust is a national charity whose mission is to relieve the suffering and meet the long term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We share a big vision – to work together towards the aim of Ending Homelessness in Scotland. We do this practically, one person at a time, one family at a time, and one community at a time; with the invaluable support of all our stakeholders, partners and supporters. Originally founded in Leith in Edinburgh, Bethany supports almost 7,000 people a year across Scotland including Glasgow, Bathgate, Dundee, Aberdeen, Dumfries and Fife.
We provide high quality support services and accommodation for people who are at risk of becoming homeless, people who are currently homeless and people who have been homeless but now have their own home. We support people in a broad range of ways including: housing, education and employment, addiction recovery, emotional well-being, street outreach, community integration, offending reduction and social support.
Our integrated approach consists of 3 core streams of life-changing services: Homelessness Prevention, Crisis Intervention and Housing & Support.
The Souter Charitable Trust have supported Bethany’s work over many years and partnered with us in reaching the least, the last and the lost. The Souter Charitable Trust have recently pledged to increase support for Bethany’s mission to reach more people across Scotland through Christian love in action and in demonstration of the Gospel. The team at Bethany is hugely grateful for this amazing support which will not only sustain existing services but be a catalyst for new initiatives across Scotland over the next 4 years. All our services focus on relieving the suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland.”
Alasdair Bennett, Chief Executive, Bethany Christian Trust