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Bethany House Services Receives Award
The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition awarded Bethany House
Services (BHS) the Julie Martin Award for exemplary services to the
Greater Cincinnati homeless population and dedication to the mission
of ending homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. The award was
presented at the Homeless Coalition’s annual banquet on Dec. 7.

“Family homelessness is hidden in our city. Our families are silent….
they have no voice,” says Susan Schiller, BHS Executive Director.
“We hope this award will call attention to the plight of homeless
families in Cincinnati. For 33 years Bethany House has worked to
empower these families to achieve housing stability and long term self-

In accepting the award, Schiller acknowledged the dedication and
hard work of the Bethany staff. Bethany House Services is the largest
family shelter in Cincinnati, serving over half of the area’s homeless
families. This year BHS will shelter more than 1,100 people — almost
800 will be children. Over 200 families, including 550 children will
receive rental assistance and case management.

Serving more than 1,900 individuals annually, Bethany House
Services is a leader in the community in family sheltering, permanent
housing for homeless families, post shelter support, and affordable
housing.   Visit www.bethanyhouseservices.org to learn about donation
and volunteer opportunities.

High-fives Bethany House Services!
Date posted:  January 1, 2017

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Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati’s third annual fundraising event,
Petcasso, exceeded its $30,000 fundraising goal with nearly double
the attendance over last year’s event.  250 guests gathered at the
Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum on Saturday, November 19,
2016; the event was emceed by Cincinnati City Councilman P. G.

Central to the event’s silent auction was the new ‘Painted Pets
Auction’ featuring one-of-a-kind artistic expressions in the form of dog
and cat sculptures created by talented local artists who donated their
work. Guests enjoyed a buffet catered by Jeff Thomas, live music, an
open bar, and a wide-variety of silent auction items.

All event proceeds help those struggling through hard times to
continue to have the joy of a pet in their lives. The event was
presented by Park National Bank with the support of additional
sponsors including The BonBonerie, Cincinnati Event Rental, and
Sara & Michelle Vance Waddell, among others.

The 2017 Petcasso event will be held on Saturday, November 18,
2017. To learn more about Pets In Need or to stay up to date on 2017
event information and ticket sales, visit www.PINcincinnati.org.

High-fives Pets In Need!
Record-breaking Petcasso Exceeds Expectations