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Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Power of a Vision celebration! It was an incredible evening of community in support of people with disabilities across the United States.

Opening Doors to Inclusive Communities

Bethesda provides services and support to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find a sense of community and belonging.  From community-based homes and at-home life skills development, to job placement and coaching, to behavior support, community engagement and day programs, we help people live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Inspiration Series

Join us TODAY at 6:30 p.m. CDT for a virtual devotion from Billy Mauldin.

Because You Love Me

American Idol Finalist Jessica Meuse releases her new single at the Bethesda Cornerstone Village Grand Opening. Listen Now!

Visits Our Thrift Shops

Find great deals around every corner and each purchase you make supports adults with developmental disabilities.

Latest from Our Blog

Understanding your rights as a disability voter

October 6, 2020 – Voting is at the heart of who we are as Americans and no citizen should be left out of the process because of a disability. Here are three of the most basic and fundamental rights as a voter with a disability.

Employment: Access and Opportunity for People with Disabilities

September 30, 2020 – Though National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated in October, increasing access and opportunity to employment for people with disabilities should be something to strive for all the time. A diverse workforce including people with disabilities is good for business.

Promote 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.

Donate Now

Your donation will help people with disabilities receive the ongoing support and services they need to live their lives to the fullest!

Message from Our CEO

Our CEO, Mike Thirtle shares Bethesda’s values and the importance of justice and equality.

The Latest

We celebrated the inaugural Bethesda Cornerstone Village, a first-of-its-kind senior community in Victoria, MN.

Stories of Inspiration

“Our worries are over.”

Scott finds his second home—his parents find peace of mind.

“The doctors said he wouldn’t live too long.”

Today, Steven is in his 50s and is living a fuller life than anyone ever expected.

“I am proud of myself.”

Tristan, a young man with autism, grew up in a home where he and his mother were victims of abuse.

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

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

“It took me awhile to learn how to do this job.”

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

“I did not have the confidence to speak in front of people.”

Chase may be blind, but those who know him best say his biggest disability is his anxiety.

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

When Matt started working at Bethesda, he never expected to meet Brian.

“Our family just has this debt of gratitude.”

40 years, countless memories, Bethesda becomes part of the family.

“We wanted to find a nice place for him.”

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

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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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