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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.

Cornerstone Village

Find out about a game-changing new development aimed at providing quality, affordable housing options for people with disabilities looking for a more independent lifestyle.

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Learn how you can develop a disability ministry in your congregation and enable people with developmental disabilities to grow in their faith.

Employment Month

Join us this National Disability Employment Awareness Month as we celebrate people with developmental disabilities in the workforce and recognize how much they CAN do!

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Members of our team spent an afternoon at a Bethesda Thrift Shop looking for items to use in a project for people we support.

Stories of Inspiration

“On your wedding day you want the people that mean something.”

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

“It took me awhile to learn how to do this job but now I do everything easy as pie.”

Chelsea knew she was capable of more and with the help of her job coach landed the job of her dreams.

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

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

“I am proud of myself because I did something I knew I would never do. Look at me, I have a GED.”

Tristan, a young man with autism, grew up in a home where he and his mother were victims of abuse. When he left home in search of a better life, he found himself homeless and unsure if he’d even survive. Watch his powerful story and see how Bethesda helped save his life.

“Our family just has this debt of gratitude I don’t know how we could ever repay for everything Bethesda has done.”

40 years, countless memories, Bethesda becomes part of the family. Meet Paul and Kalindi and see how Bethesda has impacted one family for multiple generations. 

“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.

“They said I’d always live in a hospital.”

Born at only 1.5 pounds, no one would have expected Mary to live.

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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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