Crisis Housing for Families


Next Step –  Hope and Temporary Housing for Families in Crisis

It might start with a flood of unexpected bills, a crisis pregnancy, or a challenging medical crisis. Suddenly, it becomes impossible to pay the mortgage or rent.

Next Step is a transitional living program designed to address the needs of families or single parents who have lost housing due to a crisis. This program allows families to remain living together as they work their way back to independence.

This program serves:

— Single parent families with minor children

— Husband and wife families with minor children

— Pregnant women who are in need of housing to develop stability

— Parent(s) must be at least 18 years of age

To qualify for this help, families must have:

— Their own transportation

—A source of income

— Children younger than age 18

— A plan for regaining independence that can be completed in nine months

Families typically stay in the program for six to nine months. During this time, they live in family-style homes on our 50+ acre campus. It is a safe environment for children with shady yards and playgrounds.


A family home in Bethel’s Next Step program.


A plan for the future

Bethel Bible Village helps families regain their independence and self-sufficiency by assisting with continuing education, budgeting and finance, home management, life management or work skills, as needed.

To help families through the relational challenges of a housing crisis, Bethel Bible Village partners with “Parents as First Teachers,” which provides parenting help and mentoring.


How do I apply for Next Step?

If you meet the Next Step guidelines listed above, we encourage you to start with a phone call to David Shinn, Bethel’s Director of Admissions. You can reach him at 423-842-5757 ext. 222.

David will briefly discuss your situation and let you know if Bethel has any current or pending openings in Next Step.

Then you can start by filling out the application and gathering the documents that are required. You’ll find everything you need right here: