Services to Newcomers from Other Countries


Good Neighbor Team

Interested about learning more of the refugee crisis in our world and what you can do about it? Bethany has heard the call of the most vulnerable and has committed to support refugees settling in the Sacramento area by joining hands with World Relief, a well-established non-profit organization in Sacramento, dedicated to empowering local churches to serve refugees.
Bethany will be actively helping families settle in Sacramento by reaching out in friendship and God’s love. Currently, many of the families arriving are from Afghanistan under the Special Immigrant Visa Program. At least one person in each family has worked for the US Armed Forces, and as a result has experienced serious threats to the family’s safety. Bethany has committed to walk alongside a newly arrived refugee family for a six-month period. Our goal is to offer each refugee in the family a warm welcome, support and friendship as they settle into our community. Volunteer training will be provided.
Whether you want to simply understand more of the world refugee situation today, or would like to actively volunteer, donating needed supplies, driving family members to appointments or visiting the family from time to time, Bethany relies on your support!


Southeast Asian Assistance Center

Bethany serves as headquarters for Sacramento’s Southeast Asian Assistance Center. The nonprofit center provides assisted access to mental health services, drug abuse prevention and education, and social services and crisis intervention to Vietnamese, Lao, Mienh, Hmong, Chinese, Cambodian, Russian, Ukranian, Bosnian, Croation, Herzegovinian, and Serbian immigrants. For information about services, phone (916) 421-1036 or e-mail.


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Ruth’s Garden ESL Program

Bethany also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. Check out our  “Ruth’s Garden” ESL ministry section on the website for details.