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!

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:

  • Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
  • Hugh Smith and Associates
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Lone Oak Animal Assisted 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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Welcome, Commissioner Santoni

Welcome, Commissioner Santoni

  Our CEO Dr. Joe Birli welcomed Berks County Commissioner Dante Santoni Jr. to campus on Monday, Jan. 22 to learn a little bit about the work he does, and introduce him to the work we do here at Bethany. Thank you to Commissioner Santoni for joining us!  ...

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Enjoy the conclusion of our 160th series on BCTV

Enjoy the conclusion of our 160th series on BCTV

Our 160th Anniversary series of shows on BCTV concludes with this episode spotlighting our emergency housing & shelter program along with a recap of this year's many events and activities. Bethany's Chief Administration & Programs Officer Nick Hill joins...

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Get In Contact With Us

Mailing Address

Bethany Children's Home
P.O. Box 93
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 bethanyreferral@

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