Year: 2018

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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Made New: Laura’s Story

God is writing each of our stories and sometimes the events that take place don’t seem to make sense. We go through hard seasons that make us question His goodness, but things that don’t make sense to us serve a greater purpose that only He understands. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are…

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At a Crossroads

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director  Can you pinpoint a time in your life when you came to a crossroads? Did you make the “right” choice? How different would your life have been if you had chosen the other path? Often times we find ourselves facing these decisions as teenagers or young adults. And this is something…

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A Bright Future: Larry’s Story

When we hear the word ‘alcoholic’, it’s easy to picture someone who started sneaking drinks out of their parents’ liquor cabinet when they were only 11 years old. We don’t often think of someone who did well in high school and had a bright future ahead of them. However, that’s Larry’s story: Growing up, Larry…

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Bethesda Mission’s Annual Celebration Banquet to be held at Radisson

RELEASE DATE: 8-23-2018 CONTACT:  Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications    717-257-4442, Ext.  228 | 973-865-1742 (Cell) kandreano@bethesdamission.org   BETHESDA MISSION’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION BANQUET TO BE HELD AT RADISSON   CAMP HILL, PA –  On Thursday, September 20, Bethesda Mission will hold its Annual Celebration Banquet at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg with dinner and a program…

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Construction on Bethesda Mission’s Expanded Community Center has begun!

RELEASE DATE: 8-20-2018 CONTACT:  Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications    717-257-4442, Ext.  228 | 973-865-1742 (Cell) kandreano@bethesdamission.org   CONSTRUCTION ON BETHESDA MISSION’S EXPANDED COMMUNITY CENTER HAS BEGUN!   HARRISBURG, PA – Construction has begun on Bethesda Mission’s highly anticipated Community Center expansion project located at 1438 Herr Street in Harrisburg’s northern Allison Hill neighborhood. This…

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How Effective is Long-Term Recovery?

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director On June 21, Wilbur shared, as he graduated from Bethesda’s long-term recovery program, “I don’t want to go back where I was. I mean, I was in the gutter, but the Mission pulled me up out of the gutter. As long as I believe in Jesus, it’ll be alright –…

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Amy Inch, Women’s Mission

1. How long have you worked at Bethesda Mission and in what role(s)? I’ve been at Bethesda Women’s Mission since March 2013, and I’ve been serving in the roles of House Supervisor, and Case Manager. 2.     What were you doing before Bethesda? Before Bethesda, I was working as an office manager. 3. What inspires…

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Aftercare and Relapse

by Doug Barger, Director of Client Aftercare One of the most important aspects of the program that is offered at the Men’s Mission is the aftercare program. The aftercare program begins when a man completes and graduates the Helmsman recovery program. Once completion takes place, a program graduate is offered an additional six-month program commitment…

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