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!

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Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Affiliations

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.

You can help us continue our life-changing work.

The support we receive from community partners and donors ensures we can continue to help children in their healing journey.

Latest News

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A glimpse into the art studio

A glimpse into the art studio

Art instructor Michelle Kissinger hosted an Art Studio Open House for team members. We were able to get a glimpse into the projects youth have been working on for the past few months, and enjoy a tour of the studio! The studio includes materials and space for...

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Alumni enjoy Fightins game

Alumni enjoy Fightins game

Bethany alumni were joined by CEO Dr. Joe Birli and team members for a Reading Fightins game. They had a fun evening! We have a wonderful group of alumni who are very active here at Bethany. They gather several times a year for breakfast, and volunteer for events. If...

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Mailing Address

Bethany Children's Home
1863 Bethany Rd
Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Contact Us

Phone: (610) 589-4501
Fax: (610) 589-5771
To make a referral to any of our group home programs, please email Bethany at

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