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15487 State Highway 86
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 724-7510

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From The Director


George Trauner – CEO, Bethesda Children’s Home

During my 21 years in various positions at Bethesda Children’s Home, I have always been impressed with the hardworking dedicated professional staff who put their heart and soul into the mission of helping kids. It is an honor and a privilege for me to have been named the new CEO of Bethesda Children’s Home. My promise, as the new CEO of Bethesda, is to remain dedicated to our mission and accessible to anyone with questions or comments regarding our ministry.

George Trauner

George Trauner

Bethesda Children’s Home is a safe haven where kids can find hope for the future and a professional caring staff to help them navigate through the difficult issues that they may be facing in their young lives.Our staff takes pride in providing the best possible treatment and care to those that we serve. The kids that pass through our doors become like family to us, and we treat each of them as if they were our own. We believe in the potential of each individual in our care, providing them with the most comprehensive and proven counseling techniques and programs coupled with an educational system that helps them become productive adults.Bethesda Children’s Home was established as an orphanage in 1919 by the Lutheran Church in America and remains true to its Lutheran Heritage. Bethesda is one of many Social Ministry Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and is a trusted name associated with providing the best quality Behavioral and Mental Health services for children, youth, and families.

I welcome your comments, questions, or concerns at anytime. Please feel free to email me below.

E-mail George Trauner

Thank you!
George Trauner