Help people with disabilities live independently, with dignity and hope.

Thank you for faithfully supporting the work we do to enable people with disabilities to live independent and full lives. You make everything Bethesda does possible!

As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, and with it spreads a wave of changes across the country and around the world, affecting how we work, travel and gather.

At Bethesda, we are working quickly and diligently to stay a step ahead of the situation and have made several changes to adapt how we ensure the safety of the thousands of people with developmental disabilities we support.

Our response plan incorporates several changes to-date, which include:

  • Updated protocols for cleaning and disinfecting facilities
  • Group residences are closed to visitors
  • Outings for people we support are restricted
  • Day programs have been temporarily suspended
  • Toll-free phone number set up for concerned parents and guardians
  • Updated protocols for backup staffing plans
  • Policy to keep sick employees out of Bethesda homes and facilities
  • Travel and self-quarantine policies

These added safety precautions, increased staff and extra work hours will deeply affect our budget, which is why we ask you to consider making a rush gift to help us offset these unforeseen costs. If you designate “COVID-19 Response” below, 100% of your gift to help offset costs associated with our COVID-19 response efforts will be used immediately to help us continue direct services to the people we support.

Please consider giving today. 


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