You helped three generations of the Stoiber Family.

So many others are still in need. You can help provide more services.

Creating Independence Together

Together we help thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities realize a greater sense of independence by providing resources, opportunities and encouragement. Our impact changes lives.

Bethesda College

See how this educational program enables students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn the skills needed to live an independent life.

Our New Blog

Introducing the Bethesda Empowerment Blog, an online community providing information, encouragement and resources for young adults with disabilities.

Thrift Shops

Every dollar spent supports our mission to enhance the lives of people we support through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Empower Choice, Dignity & Inclusion

Your support gives people with intellectual and developmental disabilities loving homes, job and education resources, and opportunities to connect with their faith.


Join us in taking time to make a lasting difference for the people we support. It can make a meaningful difference in your life, too.

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Your ongoing support will provide essential resources to people with disabilities and enable them to lead their best life possible.

The Latest

Bethesda attended the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. Read how we made a major impact by spreading our message of inclusion.

Stories of Inspiration

“The doctors said he wouldn’t live too long and there wasn’t much hope for his future.”

Steven wasn’t supposed to survive. Now in his 50’s and is living a fuller life than anyone ever expected.

Meet Steven
“When you pick your bridal party you want the people that mean something to you.”

When Matt started working at Bethesda, he never expected to meet Brian, his future greeter at his wedding.

Meet Matt and Brian
“We wanted to find a nice place for him that would take care of him like we would.”

One of the most difficult decisions a parent can make is asking others for help.

Meet Shane

About Bethesda

For over 115 years, Bethesda has provided vital support, resources and encouragement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a way that is true to our Christian mission. We are dedicated to helping those we support become active members of their community so that they can live their best life possible.

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