The story of Bethany Hill Place began in the early 1990s when the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston first envisioned a local ministry that would provide people living in poverty as well as those marginalized and living with HIV/AIDS with an opportunity to stabilize their lives. With their long tradition as educators, the Sisters envisioned pairing education with housing to empower families and individuals to achieve economic stability.
Unwavering in their determination to take action against the growing problem of family homelessness, they enlisted local lay leaders to partner with them and carry their dream forward. Despite early obstacles, the founding group persevered and, and in 1993, the Sisters were awarded funding to repurpose their former novitiate building into 41 single, family, and congregate affordable apartments. In June 1994, the organization opened its doors.
Today, Bethany Hill Place is a non-sectarian 501c3 organization sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. To learn more about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, visit www.csjboston.org.