Welcome to Bethesda Children’s Home
7th Annual Bethesda Charity Golf Outing was one of the most successful yet.
This year’s Bethesda Charity Golf Outing was the most successful in the event’s history raising almost $21,000, which will go to support the programs and services at Bethesda Children’s Home. Bethesda is grateful to all of its sponsors and attendees for helping provide the needed resources to enhance the program and services that help kids in our care. Associated Contractors of Meadville was the presenting sponsor for this year’s event, but the Bethesda Charity Golf Classic would not be successful without the help of all of its sponsors. Next year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Meadville Country Club. Information on the Bethesda Charity Golf Classic can be obtained by calling Dave Johnson at (814) 724-7510 ext. 228
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.