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!
We recently held our annual Hanging of the Greens service at the Bausman Chapel. Rev. Rose Shepley, Bethany Chaplain, invited special guests Rev. Kellie Turner and Minister Chynaah Maryoung-Cooke to join us. Team members and youth performed readings; songs were sung...
Our team members in our Helping Hands program hosted a wonderful event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and share their cultures with us! The Bethany team was treated to an delicious lunch featuring foods from various Hispanic cultures. It was fun to learn about...
Enjoy these photos from our 2021 Alumni Day!