Locations

No matter where you live, everyone can be part of our mission. Please click any state to learn more about available services and ways to get involved.

Operating hundreds of programs in 13 states, Bethesda seeks to impact as many lives as possible through our many service lines. From supporting people’s dreams to work in meaningful jobs, get a college education, go to church or live in homes they choose, our program locations give people with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to build connections in their local communities. Though our program offerings vary by location, there are opportunities in every state for volunteers, partners, generous donors and friends to get involved in Bethesda’s mission. Please click any state to learn more about available services and ways to get involved.

States We Serve

In California, we offer community-based homes and host home services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our personalized services also include comprehensive intermittent supports that provide greater flexibility and options to people who may not require or desire around-the-clock services. Our intermittent supports in California include supported living and respite care.

The people we support take advantage of the warm weather and California sunshine by joining friends and neighbors at the many parks, zoos and outdoor festivals and concerts. We are blessed by the ongoing support and dedication of our active Auxiliary, who regularly host Bible studies and raise funds to advance our programming and services in the state.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in California.

In Colorado, we offer homes, host home, and family caregiver services to people with developmental disabilities along the Front Range. We also offer comprehensive intermittent supports such as children’s extensive services and respite services.

The Friends of Bethesda is a dedicated group of parents and guardians who are deeply involved in the lives of the people we support in Colorado. Additionally, the Bethesda Auxiliary and the FACES Ministry augment our extensive faith supports in Colorado.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Colorado.

In Illinois, our community-based homes are deeply integrated into the community. We also offer intermittent supports, including supported living services.

More than a support provider, Bethesda is an educator and mentor to the next generation of nurses. We work closely with a number of nursing schools in Illinois to give future nurses valuable, critical experience providing medical care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In addition, we partner with congregations and community outreach groups across the state of Illinois to get the people we support and our staff involved in their events as volunteers.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Illinois.

In Indiana, Bethesda offers a vast array of services across the state in 10 communities. Our intermittent supports in Indiana encompass day programming, supported living and respite services. We also offer 24-hour supports to people with disabilities by providing group homes, community-based homes and apartments in communities.

The people we support have extensive faith supports in congregations. Indiana has a committed core of volunteers, many of whom come from our partner congregations around the state.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Indiana.

In Kansas, we offer homes to people with developmental disabilities throughout the Kansas City metro area. Additionally, we provide comprehensive intermittent supports including day programs and respite care.

Bethesda’s Thrift Shop in Wichita is a direct way for members of the community to support and connect with our mission, as is our strong congregational support in greater Kansas City.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Kansas.

In Michigan, we offer residential homes to people with developmental disabilities in three communities across the state. In addition, we offer flexible supported-living options including intermittent supports and personalized support in the homes of people with developmental disabilities. We work with each person to determine the level of support that best fits their unique desires and situation.

After more than three decades of service, the people we support have developed deep connections in their communities. As a result, they lead active lives, including church involvement and visits to the library, shopping, concerts and festivals. Many of the people we support enjoy visits to the Bethesda Thrift Shop in Saginaw, where they shop and donate.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering at our thrift shops or for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Michigan.

In Minnesota, we offer homes to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in three communities near the Twin Cities. The people we support participate in community activities, such as church services, area festivals, dinner theater, concerts, walks through the neighborhoods and local community education classes.

In Minnesota, we have a strong team of advocates that includes local program and area managers, direct support professionals (DSPs), people we support and their families. Our Minnesota advocacy team is actively engaged in the legislative community.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering at our thrift shop or for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Minnesota.

In Missouri, we offer residential homes to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We also offer intermittent supports including supported living and short-term care.

Bethesda partners with families through Missouri’s family caregiver programs, which enable the people we support to remain in their family home while receiving integrated supports.

Our team gets the people we support involved in their community. For example, the people we support in Maryville attend classes at a local university where they pursue their skills and interests. Meanwhile, the people we support in St. Charles and St. Louis often take in live concerts and attend numerous community events throughout the year.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering at our thrift shops or for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Missouri.

In New Jersey, we offer community-based homes for people with developmental disabilities in Dumont, Montville, Oakland and Pompton Lakes.

Our area offices in New Jersey are located in a local Lutheran congregation. We work with congregations throughout northern New Jersey to offer comprehensive faith supports to people with developmental disabilities. They engage with members of congregations and the community through movie and game nights, which bring people of all abilities together for fun and fellowship.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in New Jersey.

In Oregon, we offer homes to people with developmental disabilities in and around Portland. Surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, people we support in Oregon make use of Portland’s robust public transportation system to enjoy easy access to everything from concerts and community events to parks.

We also offer a wide range of intermittent supports to those with developmental disabilities, including supported living, day programs and employment supports.

We are truly blessed by the ongoing support and dedication of our Auxiliary members and advocacy partners in Oregon. Our Auxiliary is very active on behalf of the people we support—regularly hosting Bible studies and raising funds to advance our mission. In addition, a group of people we support have come together as AIM, a group advocating on behalf of all people with developmental disabilities.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering at for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Oregon.

We offer residential, community-based homes to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Cypress area. Bethesda has been a part of the community in Texas for nearly three decades, giving the people we support a sense of home and neighborhood.

We also offer a wide range of intermittent supports including supported living services for people who live in their own homes. In addition, our Texas day programs offer every person an opportunity to pursue their interests and goals.

At our Community Life Center (CLC), the people we support develop friendships, learn job skills, partake in hobbies, practice faith, take classes and go on community outings. Many of the people we support are involved with multiple congregations in Cypress and Tomball, where they engage as active members in worship, fellowship and volunteer activities.

We are blessed by the ongoing support and dedication of our active Auxiliary, who raise funds to advance our programming and services in the state.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering at our thrift shop or for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities.You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Texas.

In Washington, the people we support use their community-based housing and supported living services as a springboard into their community. People Bethesda supports in Washington take advantage of their proximity to Seattle by regularly attending sporting events and enjoying museums and restaurants. They also take in the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest by visiting their area’s many parks and forests.

The dedicated members of Bethesda’s Auxiliary in Washington are very active, connecting with the people Bethesda supports in their homes and in the community. People Bethesda supports created FAIR, an advocacy group that stands up for the rights of people with developmental disabilities.

We value our congregational connections in Washington. Through these connections, the people we support have access to rides to and from church, opportunities to serve their congregation and no shortage of friendly visitors to their homes.

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect with communities in Washington.

In Wisconsin, we offer residential community-based homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, we offer supported living options to people in their own homes.

Bethesda provides a variety of intermittent support services in Wisconsin, including community life supports and day programming along the I-94 corridor between Milwaukee and Madison. Bethesda also offers short-term care and respite options for people we support and their guardians.

People with developmental disabilities looking for educational supports can live the college experience and pursue a higher education at Bethesda College, made possible through our partnership with Concordia University of Wisconsin (CUW).

How can I get involved?

You can get involved or give a gift that helps us fulfill our mission—whether it’s volunteering at our camps, thrift shops or for our community-based programs, starting a disability ministry, or becoming an advocate for the people with disabilities. You can help Bethesda change lives and connect communities in Wisconsin.