Month: October 2018

New Addition to the Men’s Mission!

If you visit the Men’s Mission, you’ll notice a new addition in the parking lot. In place of the old Donation Center trailer is a new  double-wide trailer that will be used to house the Donation Center and additional seating for meals served at the Men’s Mission. We were in desperate need of more seating as…

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Together We’ll Go Far

An ancient African proverb says, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Our guests at Bethesda Mission rely on support from others to go far in their recovery journey and so do we. Those struggling with drug/alcohol addiction find the holiday season to be particularly troubling…

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Bethesda Mission Announces Fall Food Drive

RELEASE DATE:  10-23-18 BETHESDA MISSION ANNOUNCES FALL FOOD DRIVE Harrisburg, PA — Bethesda Mission is launching its annual fall food drive to benefit hungry and homeless men, women, and children in the Harrisburg area. The drive will run from October 22 through December 21 with the goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of food. The Mission plans…

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An Ounce of Prevention: Nyesha’s Story

I was introduced to Nyesha at the Community Center last week, where she spent much of her time as a high school student almost 7 years ago. Still in contact with her mentor, Serina Brown, Nyesha now sends her daughter to Community Center programming. Nyesha reflected on how her time at the Center positively affected her…

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Where I’m Supposed To Be

by Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications Amid partially unpacked boxes, Anjanette sat on a light brown armchair in the middle of her new one-room apartment in rural PA. The drive up to visit her had felt further away from Harrisburg than it really was – the tree-lined, winding roads through small towns and wooded mountains made…

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Changing and Becoming

by Serina Brown, Community Center Director  Life at the Community Center is constantly filled with changes.  Having children and youth in your life is to know and understand that change is required.  Emotions shift, attitudes change, and hope fluctuates. But the beauty of all this change is the opportunities we have to see what will come…

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Thank You for Fireproofing a Life!

This article first appeared in the October 2018 edition of Bethesda’s “New Life” Newsletter. In mid-August, Bethesda Mission launched a capital campaign – “Fireproof A Life” – to raise $800,000 by the end of 2018 in order to fund Phase II of the Community Center expansion project. Donations from individuals, churches, and businesses continue to…

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