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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) 454-1285

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

Bethesda has Address Change

Please note: Due to the remapping of 911 addresses in Crawford County, our address has changed to 15487 State Hwy 86, Meadville, PA 16335. Rest assured that we haven’t moved. And speaking of our address, if you would like to take a tour of Bethesda Children’s Home, you are always welcome! Simply call Development Director Dave Johnson at 814-724-7510 ext. 228 to make an appointment.

Erie Insurance donates $150,000 to Bethesda Children’s Home

erie-insurance-300x142Erie Insurance announced on Wednesday November 28th that it will commit $150,000 to Bethesda’s Trinity Center Campaign. The $150,000 gift to Bethesda’s $500,000 campaign will help make improvements to the Trinity Center, located at 462 West 18th Street. This gift represents Erie Insurance’s commitment to the people of Erie and the growing concern for our children and youth. For more information on Bethesda’s Erie Campaign, contact Dave Johnson, Development Director at (814) 724-7510 ext 228 or

Bethesda Children’s Home Opens Program for Teen Moms

IMG_7607-300x220Bethesda Children’s Home is excited to announce the opening of the Right Start for Young Mothers Program. The Right Start for Young Mothers Program was established to help young mothers become successful as parents and successful in life. Designed to provide young mothers, and soon to be young mothers, with a structured caring environment in which to develop the skills to become self sufficient for life.

Bethesda Children’s Home, located in the tranquil setting of 360 acres
of rolling farm lands just north of Meadville, Pennsylvania, is the perfect environment for young mothers to find the safety and security of caring professional staff who gently guide them to a life that is self-sufficient. The Right Start for Young Mothers Program provides a structured and therapeutic environment where young mothers, or mothers-to-be, receive support, guidance, medical care, and the skills to be self sufficient for life.

The goals of the program are to develop healthy parenting skills through education and mentoring, eliminate inappropriate behaviors by learning and
incorporating appropriate coping mechanisms, gain knowledge of
pregnancy cycle and normal child development,pursue educational and/or
vocational goals, successfully reintegrate into home community, acquire and implement soft and hard life skills, develop insight to the areas of their life that contribute to reduced functional capacity for themselves and/or their child.

Bethesda Children’s Home, a premier provider of mental and behavioral health services, has been serving youth and their families for over 90 years. Bethesda’s unique programs and methods of treatment transform lives and provide a solid foundation in which youth become successful parents and adults.

For more information on the Right Start for Young Mothers Program at Bethesda Children’s Home, please contact Maria Elkady at (814) 724-7510 ext. 254 or