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:
- Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
- Hugh Smith and Associates
- 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.
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Enjoy memories of the Holiday Season shared by former Bethany House Mothers Carolyn Handwerk and Patti Havlik, former Storeroom manager Linda Shott, and currant Board Member Dr. Betsy Adams. The show is hosted by Jennifer Koch, Alumni Coordinator & Archivist....
Our 160th Anniversary Tribute Dinner, held Sept. 21 at the DoubleTree Reading Hotel, was filled with history, memories, hope, and a few tears. Thank you to all who celebrated 160 years with us. Enjoy a look at pictures from the evening and our award recipients....
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