Bethany Children’s Home
In our unique and specialized programs, youth have access to a variety of therapeutic, spiritual, and cultural services in addition to recreational activities. Youth reside on campus in one of our historic cottages with a family comprised of house parents, support staff and resident advisors. Explore the tabs above to learn more about Bethany Children’s Home, how we support local youth, and how you can help us help youth succeed in their goals to be reunified in the community!
Bethany Children’s Home vision is of a community where all youth and staff are safe in their environment and feel safe within themselves. To bring this vision into reality, we provide the resources needed to children and families to work through their losses, enabling them to have a brighter future.
The mission of Bethany Children’s Home is to provide a safe place of nurture, protection, and supportive care to aid our residents in their self-understanding, growth, and healing toward a brighter, healthier future.
Bethany Children’s Home is affiliated with many industry and community organizations, including:
- Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
- Conrad Weiser Rotary
- Hugh Smith and Associates
- Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Take Heart Counseling and Equine Therapy
We are now certified as a “Specialized Setting” for victims of trafficking and youth transitioning into adulthood. The specialized setting certification is a component of the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, signed into law in 2018.
Stay up to date with all things Bethany!
Bethany on BCTV: What is trauma-informed care?
Bethany Children's Home CEO Dr. Joseph Birli discussed trauma-informed care and what it means for our mission.
Bethany on BCTV: Systems of Care
Chief Programming Officer Nick Hill and Chief Innovation Officer Sarah Patschke discuss systems of care at Bethany Children's Home.
2021-22 Annual Report
Bethany Children's Home's Annual Report for 2021-22 is available online. Click here to view!
Get In Contact With Us
Phone: (610) 589-4501
Fax: (610) 589-5771
To make a referral to any of our group home programs, please email Bethany at email@example.com.
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