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Bethesda Children's Home
15487 State Highway 86
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 724-7510

Bethesda Leadership Center
349 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 454-2749

Bethesda Trinity Center
462 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502
(814) 453-2468

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New Wing of Bethesda School

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Charity Sporting Clay Shoot – Saturday, October 8th – 8 a.m.

Please Join us for Bethesda’s Charity Sporting Clay Shoot to benefit kids in Western Pennsylvania – Saturday October 8th – 8 a.m.

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Construction of the Bethesda School in Meadville is complete! Thank you to all who made this dream a reality!

Bethesda School Meadville PA

Bethesda School Expansion – Meadville

Bethesda has been working hard for the past several years to raise and secure the funding necessary for needed expansion and renovations to its facilities in Meadville and Erie. The $3 million plus project includes a 19,000 square foot addition to our  school in Meadville, renovations to the Bethesda Trinity and Leadership Centers in Erie.

Please call Dave Johnson at (814) 724-7510 ext. 228 to schedule a tour of our new school in Meadville, or Trinity or Leadership Centers in Erie. Again, from all of us at Bethesda Children’s Home, thank you!


Bethesda Mission and Vision

Bethesda is ministry that provides needed hope and healing to children and their families.

Bethesda Children’s Home fulfills its mission by providing a continuum of care which includes our least restrictive after school, summer, and day time education programs for children and youth ages 6-18, to the most restrictive residential treatment for youth ages 13-18. Bethesda works with children, youth and families to develop individualized treatment plans which address the whole person and focus on lifelong progress and success.

At Bethesda Children’s Home, we treat every child as if they were our own. Our professionally trained and caring staff take the time to get to know kids, while providing them with the structure they need to progress in their treatment.

Bethesda’s tradition of helping kids stems back to 1919, when it was first established by the Lutheran Church as an orphanage in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Bethesda has since added two locations in Erie, Pennsylvania. Bethesda Trinity Center in Erie provides after school and summer programs for children ages 6-13. At Bethesda Leadership Center in Erie, youth and teens learn independent living skills and practice the creative arts, through music lessons, dance instruction, and a fully functioning recording studio.