Bethesda News

A Place of Refuge

When attending the groundbreaking ceremony in 2018 for the new federal courthouse at 611 Reily Street, entrance into the event required being frisked since this is a homeland security site (I was let in!). I couldn’t help but peer across Reily Street to Bethesda Mission’s iconic landmark Men’s Shelter as the celebration was taking place…

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Phase 2 Plans Approved, Funds Still Needed

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Bethesda Mission received the go-ahead from Harrisburg City Council to demolish the old Shamrock Fire Station and replace it with a new building. Initially, the plan was opposed by city officials including the Fire Bureau, so we adjusted the plan so that the new building included an authentic replication of…

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Community Center Phase 1 Officially Open!

On Thursday, August 15, we held a Grand Opening Celebration in the new Community Center gymnasium. Nearly 200 people gathered to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Building Project. “This night is the culmination of literally years of planning and prayer,” Cindy Mallow, Director of Development said. “In 2015 we purchased this building…

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New Community Center Programming Developed

Dream program  The Dream program serves elementary students in 1st – 4th grade.  This program will help students “dream” about their future. We use creativity to foster critical and outside-of-the-box thinking. Goals include developing creativity, improving math and reading skills, receiving homework help, and being given the opportunity to be discipled in the Christian faith.…

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Breaking Strongholds

by Scott Dunwoody, Executive Director I find it interesting how those graduating from our recovery program at our Men’s Shelter often refer to something that most of us aren’t even aware of – the number of steps coming into Bethesda’s historic iconic landmark. Steps leading up underneath the Green Cross number 13, 14, 15, depending…

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Restoring Broken Lives

As we approach the hottest days of summer, it’s easy to forget about the hurting and homeless. However, the need is still great! This month I’d like to share about some of the incredible people who manage and are involved with our Medical Clinic. While we have four wonderful nurses on staff to take care…

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Working Together to Reduce Non-Urgent ED Visits

By Jessica Henry, Communications Specialist Among the challenges that homeless people face, consistent access to healthcare is perhaps one of the lesser thought of issues. Bethesda Mission Medical Clinic exists to address our guests’ medical needs and help them get established with health insurance and a primary care provider (PCP). “When guests come into Bethesda,…

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Things Needed for the Body

by Steve Heinbaugh, Men’s Mission Life Coach “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?” James 2:15-16 In 2014 Bill Christian, then Director of Social…

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Bethesda Mission Holds Graduation Ceremony for Men’s Recovery Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Jessica Henry, Communications Specialist 717-480-3767 | jhenry@bethesdamission.org   BETHESDA MISSION HOLDS GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR MEN’S RECOVERY PROGRAM   Harrisburg, PA – On Thursday evening June 27, Bethesda Men’s Mission will welcome a new group of men to the long-term recovery program graduates, also known as “Helmsmen”. The ceremony will be held at…

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Pointing Kids to Jesus

With Father’s Day coming up, I’d like to share with you the story of a Bethesda staff member who is a father figure in the lives of many of our Community Center kids and teens. Andre Cooper has worked at the Community Center since 2009. Though he’s always loved working with kids, he felt called…

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