Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Reaching into our community, one man, one woman, one child at a time, offering the love of Christ in tangible ways.

Our Vision

We aspire to be God’s House of Mercy, through which He brings about life recovery and restoration for hurting, hopeless, and homeless men, women, and children in our shelters, in our community, and throughout the region. We desire to holistically serve those in need, equip them to engage purposefully and meaningfully with society, and lead them to experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.


A soft pillow, a warm meal, and peace from life’s storms are what Bethesda offers the men, women, and children who walk through our doors. Our walls offer safety from chaos-filled homes and noisy streets, and our hospitality returns a small portion of the grace we’ve been given to the people we serve.


A brightly lit green cross is the trade-mark symbol of our flagship facility at 611 Reily Street in downtown Harrisburg. This city icon defines our driving passion – to introduce others to the power and love of Jesus Christ.


Equipping each person with tools for life is the aim of Bethesda’s community re-entry blueprint. From learning to balance a checkbook to finding a Christ centered, nurturing church, these foundational skills help existing guests lead lives of character and great purpose.

Our Core Values

  • Jesus Christ is our Foundation
  • Relentless Pursuit of Excellence in All Things
  • Integrity Without Compromise
  • Faithfulness in Transforming Lives


View our Statement of Faith