Bethesda Lutheran Services

Bethesda Lutheran Services

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Mental Health is not a destination, but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you're going!

Our 2022 Clays for Kids Sporting Clays Event today was a great success! We want to say thank you to everyone who came out today and supported the kids of Bethesda!

We raised nearly $20k thru today's event and that goes a long way towards providing Promising Futures for the 2000 children and youth we serve daily!

Our mission wouldn't be possible without your support! ❤️

Thank you to all our sponsors, Construction Services of Pennsylvania, LLC. Bayshore Homes, Inc. RE Johnson Electric , YT Plumbing & Heating Beratung Advisors , , First National Bank, UPMC Health Plan, Marquette Savings Bank, Ralph and Judy Readel, and Wilkinson Excavating) our volunteers, staff, board members, Café staff, and the Sandy Creek Conservancy for hosting again this year!

The date for next year is on the books, it will be October 6th, 2023, so mark your calendars!

Once again, thank you so much!! ❤️

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, we thank our final sponsor, our Lunch Sponsor National Bank

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, our Ammo Sponsor - RE Johnson Electric

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Thank you to all of our amazing teachers, for guiding our children and youth through these difficult chapters of their lives!

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Station Sponsor Wilkinson Excavating

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Station Sponsor Beratung Advisors

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

First, our Beverage Sponsor YT Plumbing & Heating

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, our Beverage Sponsor The Gildea Group

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Beverage Sponsor Bayshore Homes, Inc.

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, our Ammo Sponsor - Health Plan

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Station Sponsor, the Readels!

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Another thank you for today is one of our Station Sponsors Work Partners!

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

First, our Partner Sponsor - Construction Services of Pennsylvania, LLC.! Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

Come see us at the Gannon Job Fair from 11-3! We are on the 3rd floor of the I-Hack building on West 9th St!

Hiring multiple positions in both Erie and Crawford!

Join an agency that serves over 2000 children and youth daily!!

Wishing all of friends a very Happy (Belated) Grandparents Day!

"Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever!"

For 100 years, Bethesda Lutheran Services, has worked to provide promising futures for children, youth, and families through individualized mental and behavioral health services provided in a residential, school or community setting.

Operating as usual

10/10/2022

Mental Health is not a destination, but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you're going!

Photos from Bethesda Lutheran Services's post 10/07/2022

Our 2022 Clays for Kids Sporting Clays Event today was a great success! We want to say thank you to everyone who came out today and supported the kids of Bethesda!

We raised nearly $20k thru today's event and that goes a long way towards providing Promising Futures for the 2000 children and youth we serve daily!

Our mission wouldn't be possible without your support! ❤️

Thank you to all our sponsors, Construction Services of Pennsylvania, LLC. Bayshore Homes, Inc. RE Johnson Electric , YT Plumbing & Heating Beratung Advisors , , First National Bank, UPMC Health Plan, Marquette Savings Bank, Ralph and Judy Readel, and Wilkinson Excavating) our volunteers, staff, board members, Café staff, and the Sandy Creek Conservancy for hosting again this year!

The date for next year is on the books, it will be October 6th, 2023, so mark your calendars!

Once again, thank you so much!! ❤️

Photos from Bethesda Lutheran Services's post 10/06/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, we thank our final sponsor, our Lunch Sponsor National Bank

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

10/05/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, our Ammo Sponsor - RE Johnson Electric

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

10/05/2022

Thank you to all of our amazing teachers, for guiding our children and youth through these difficult chapters of their lives!

10/04/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Station Sponsor Wilkinson Excavating

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

10/03/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Station Sponsor Beratung Advisors

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

10/02/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

First, our Beverage Sponsor YT Plumbing & Heating

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

10/01/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, our Beverage Sponsor The Gildea Group

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

09/30/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Beverage Sponsor Bayshore Homes, Inc.

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

09/29/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, our Ammo Sponsor - Health Plan

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

09/28/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Today, a Station Sponsor, the Readels!

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

09/27/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

Another thank you for today is one of our Station Sponsors Work Partners!

Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

09/27/2022

Our Clay Shoot is coming up next week and we want to take the time to thank our amazing sponsors!

First, our Partner Sponsor - Construction Services of Pennsylvania, LLC.! Thank you for your continued support of Bethesda and the children we serve every day!

There's still time to sign up for the event- www.bethesda1919.org/clays

09/20/2022

Come see us at the Gannon Job Fair from 11-3! We are on the 3rd floor of the I-Hack building on West 9th St!

Hiring multiple positions in both Erie and Crawford!

Join an agency that serves over 2000 children and youth daily!!

09/12/2022

Wishing all of friends a very Happy (Belated) Grandparents Day!

"Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever!"

09/11/2022

Never forgotten!

09/09/2022

Want to join us for an upcoming event?

We would love to have you - Save the Dates for 2023!

We are also still locking in our Luau on the Lake date for Summer!

09/07/2022

We are !

We are looking to find passionate individuals to help us carry out our mission of Providing Promising Futures to over 2000 children, youth, and families that we serve daily!

Our Meadville Campus is in need of Mental Health Workers for our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility and Youth Support Specialists for our other units!

We are offering up to a $2000 Sign On Bonus for these positions!

Second & Third Shifts available, and the benefits are outstanding!

- 12 Paid Holidays per year
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Sick & Personal Time
- Flexible Spending Account
- Retirement Plans
- Short & Long Term Disability
- MUCH MORE!

Check out the full job descriptions and apply here - https://www.bethesda1919.org/jobs

Join a company with over 100 years of dedication to the children and youth of our community!

09/07/2022

We are looking to find passionate individuals to help us carry out our mission of Providing Promising Futures to over 2000 children, youth, and families that we serve daily!

$2000 SIGN-ON BONUS!!

We need Mental Health Workers for our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility!

Join a company with over 100 years of dedication to the community and its employees!

Excellent Benefits package for full-time employees including Vacation time, 12 PAID Holidays per year, Sick time, Medical & Dental benefits, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement plan & Short & Long Term Disability!

09/07/2022

Ask about our $250 sign-on BONUS!
Second or Third Shift Position!

Counsel and behavior manage socially and emotionally troubled adolescents in a residential therapeutic treatment setting. Full or Part Time available. Benefits include Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Vision Insurance, Holiday pay.

09/06/2022

Have you registered for our Clays for Kids Clay Shoot?

Registration is open on our website, join us for this unique event to help raise money for our youth!

www.bethesda1919.org/clays

09/01/2022

Hoping all those that went back to school yesterday had a great day and wishing all students a safe and wonderful school year!

Our kids started back yesterday and celebrated with donuts from Krispy Kreme, Pictures and a prayer for a great year!

08/31/2022

Thank you to our 26 amazing donors who chose to support Bethesda and our youth during this year!

We raised close to $2300 before the partial match, and this money will go a long way to provide some fillers for our recreation center that our youth will enjoy for years to come!

If you missed out on Crawford Gives but would still like to help support the 2000 children and youth we serve every day, please visit us online at www.bethesda1919.org/donate to learn how you can help us continue to provide !

Thank you for your care and support!

08/30/2022

We have just under 5 hours left for this year and we are just shy of halfway to our goal of $5,000!

To get us to our goal, we thought maybe you needed to see what your donation (partially matched) can provide at Bethesda!

WHAT CAN MY DONATION PROVIDE?

- $25 can buy Snow Pants or a coat for a child for the PA winters!
- $50 buys undergarments for those that come to us with nothing!
- $75 can send a kid to Summer Camp!
- $100 can help provide therapy for a child, or youth in our care!

Every dollar goes directly towards the care and programming that serves over 2000 children, and youth every day in our area!

We ask that you please consider making a tax-deductible and partially matched donation before 8 PM today at www.crawfordgives.org/bethesda1919

Thank you for your support!

08/30/2022

is still underway and we are still shy of our goal!

Consider donating to Bethesda today and help support LOCAL children and youth in their journey to !

08/29/2022

We are 5 hours into the 1st Day of and we are sitting at $610.33 in gifts! Thank you to the 7 amazing supporters who have supported us thus far, we are on our way to our goal!

Please consider making a Tax Deductible and Partially Matched donation today online at www.crawfordgives.org/bethesda1919

We can't begin to tell you what the support of our community means to the children and youth we serve and all of our staff here at Bethesda!

08/29/2022

We are just shy of $500, on a $5,000 goal!

Have you made your donation yet?

It's super easy, go to
www.crawfordgives.org/bethesda1919 and make your donation.

We receive ALL of your donation PLUS a partial match!!

Help make a difference in the life of a child or youth today!

08/29/2022

We are 2 hrs into our day!

We have raised just over $300 so far!

We have a goal today of $5000, will you help us reach it?

Our History

1919

Bethesda Children's Home was officially incorporated in 1919 as the Orphans’ Home of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, through the generosity of Mr. William S. Wise who donated his farm for the purpose of creating an orphanage.
…“a home for orphaned, destitute, friendless, defective or delinquent children without distinction as to race, creed or condition” where these children would be raised and prepared for “the stern duties of life and citizenship”


The early program at Bethesda was primarily one of custodial care. The girls were taught housework, sewing, and domestic science. The boys worked on the farm, in the fields, gardens, and barn. There was also an on-grounds school which was attended by local children as well.
1948
Social attitudes regarding children and institutions began to change. Bethesda stopped accepting kids under the age of six and began to shift focus from a place that provided basic physical needs of children to one that provided the complex needs of the whole individual and their family.

1950's
Throughout the 1950's boys at Bethesda continued to care for some of the farm animals but the Synod hired out the majority of the farming.

1966
Thanks to a generous donation from Tom Cozy, a pool was purchased and installed for the children- The Cozy pool. Which is still used today.

1978
Bethesda opened its Residential Program

1985
Bethesda had begun to focus on the most disturbed youth and by 1985 the population had grown from zero to thirty youth residing on campus and Bethesda decided to resume its own operations.

1991-1992
Alternative Education & Partial Hospitalization programs were opened on the Meadville Campus.

1996
Bethesda merges with the Trinity Center ministry to take over operations of the Trinity Center, one of Erie's oldest community centers.

2012
Erie County Independent Living Program is established. ECILP provides services to youth ages 14-21 from Erie County.

2013
Right Start for Young Mothers Program accepted their first young mother. This program focuses on behavior stabilization, education, and parenting classes. This program has partnered with the New Life Unit at Meadville Medical Center, Early Intervention, and WIC to provide comprehensive care to the mothers and their babies.

2016
Bethesda's Education Center underwent a 17,000 sq foot renovation & expansion.

2017
Thanks to a generous donation, Bethesda acquired a beautiful state of the art building in Elderton, PA to expand programming to the south. IN addition Bethesda underwent a re branding, changing from Bethesda Children's Home to Bethesda Lutheran Services. Rounding out 2017, Bethesda won the prestigious Winslow Award.

2018
Bethesda opens an Acute Partial Hospitalization program and expands to offer Truancy services to Erie Schools. In addition Bethesda opened a new Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.

2019

Bethesda is proud to be celebrating 100 Years of Promising Futures!

From our humble beginnings as an Orphanage to today serving over 900 children, youth and families daily all across Western Pennsylvania. We are proud to continue to be a leading agency in behavioral and mental health services and plan to continue to be as we enter our next 100 years. To continue our mission, in Spring of 2019, Bethesda will be breaking ground on a new house which will serve as a home for four to six youth that are younger than those able to be served currently.

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Location

Telephone

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15487 Highway 86
Meadville, PA
16335

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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