Bethesda News

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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Community Center Alum Named One of PA’s Best & Brightest and High School Co-Valedictorian

Please join us in congratulating Aniyah Godwin for her amazing personal and academic accomplishments! On June 10th, Aniyah received her diploma from Harrisburg High School at the top of her class as Co-Valedictorian, John Harris & SciTech Campus. In addition, the Patriot-News featured her as one of PA’s Best and Brightest as printed in the…

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“Life is starting to look beautiful to me again”

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director Bruce grew up in Philadelphia, the 2nd of 12 children. Both his mom and dad were alcoholics and abusive. In spite of that, “my dad was a hard-working man. He had dreams; he wanted to become an entrepreneur and open his own stores,” Bruce explained. At the age of 17,…

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Hope for Mothers

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director Have I ever shared with you the importance of holidays to our guests at the Mission? I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, which tend to take center stage in the rescue mission world. But every holiday is important and provides a valuable opportunity to create memories for our…

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The Lord is My Shepherd

by Margarita Rodriguez, House Supervisor, Women and Children’s Mission First, I’d like to say thank you, and next I’ll say that I’m looking forward to seeing you again.  I’m Margarita, the employee at the Women’s Mission that you talk with when you come to volunteer and help us with the many projects that keep our…

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Building a Passion For Reading

by Sue Henke, Community Center Volunteer The Reading Program at the Community Center has been in existence since Fall 2014. It began with a group of dedicated men who wanted to make a difference.  The idea for the Reading Program began because there seemed to be an increase in students who struggled with reading. We…

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A Grateful Heart and a Full Belly

by Katie Andreano, Manager of Communications There’s an open, down-to-earth quality about Cody that invites warm conversation as soon as you meet him. It’s the feeling you get when you sit down to a meal with a good friend. And that’s all part of Cody’s outlook on life, his heart for people and his love…

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Holy Week Devotion – Day 8

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 HE IS RISEN! Matthew 28:1-20 (ESV): The Resurrection Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came…

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