Our History, Largely Untold

The history of Benton House is one that spans over 100 years, and is layered with cultural and political significance. Understanding this history is an ongoing task. Our history informs us on practical levels, such as what has and has not worked for our institution in the past, but it also informs us of our spirit. Knowing the evolution of social services in our community inspires our work today. Our history is interwoven into our everyday functions as we strive to remain relevant and good. 

We are currently working on a substantial chronology of the history of Benton House, so check back soon! 

The Benton House History Project is looking for volunteers and interns!

Help us document our history. Contact Ambria Taylor at ambria@bentonhouse.org for more information.