Services for People With Disabilities

Bethesda provides a great number of varied services intended to help people with disabilities participate more fully in their communities and lead more self-determined lives.

Residential Support Programs: Every person we support has an opportunity to turn a house into their home. Bethesda supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community-based group homes, host homes and through family caregiver programs.

Across the United States, we help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make choices about where they live, whom they live with and how they spend their time.

No matter the setting, we strive to foster independence and empower choice in the everyday activities and decisions of the people we support.

Community Connections (Community Activities & Day Programs): We encourage the people we support to become active members of their communities, pursue their passions and have fulfilling life experiences. Our programs offer countless ways to create friendships with others who share their interests and mentors to foster connections.

Career Connections (Integrated Employment): Our Career Connections Programs provide opportunities for people with disabilities to work in integrated, competitive employment alongside people without disabilities. Through assessment, discovery, employer engagement and supporting employment, we help many people find meaningful, long-term employment.

Faith Supports: Our Religious Life team collaborates to make connections that benefit the people we support, staff and congregations. The team provides training and education for congregations, church leaders and other religious organizations to promote the importance of spiritual support for people with disabilities.

Bethesda College of Applied Learning: This unique certificate program is designed to help people with disabilities reach an important personal goal: they receive a college education. Students enrolled in Bethesda College live on the Concordia University Wisconsin campus in integrated residence halls.