Welcome to Bethesda Children’s Home
Construction of the Bethesda School in Meadville is complete!
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.
The Bethesda School will officially open this fall for the 2016-2017 school year, however an open house and ribbon cutting will held on August 24th from noon until 5 p.m. The Bethesda School is located on our Meadville Campus located at 15486 State Highway 86. The public are welcome to attend the open house.
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.