Keeping Families Socially Distanced During COVID-19

Bethany House has determined that the only responsible way to meet the requirements for social distancing and to protect our children and parents experiencing homelessness from exposure to the virus is to move all families from our congregate shelters in Fairmount and Bond Hill to extended-stay hotel rooms and apartments. Each family now has its own private room with a private bathroom and small cooking area – but at a cost.

The cost to house each family for one week in the extended-stay hotel room is $690.  We are currently housing 16 families there, so the weekly total to keep these families socially distanced is $11,040.

Packing to be moved to an extended stay facility to promote social distancing.
BHS family packing up to be sheltered at an extended stay facility.


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