See Your Impact

Your gifts empower our residents, our staff and our community.

Because of supporters like you, Bethesda’s communities are a caring, compassionate place where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can thrive in their own abilities. Residents have access to caregivers, educational opportunities, employment assistance, health care and more, but we can’t do it without the generosity of people like you.

You are an essential part of all we do to empower our communities. When you make a gift now or plan one for the future, you support projects and programs that give individuals and their families every opportunity to thrive.

 Shared Living Program

A Family Blended. A Life Transformed

When Dillon’s mom died unexpectedly, nobody knew where the young man with autism would live. Until the Roush family opened their hearts and their home—and everyone’s lives changed for the better.

Watch this video to see what Bethesda supporters blend families and transform lives.

She's The Best Mom I Ever Had | Meet Chris

After Chris’ grandparents died, he struggled to find a place to call home. Until he came to Bethesda—and met Roma and her family. #IncludeAllAbilities

Developing and Supporting Faith

Discovering Faith-Alana's Journey to Confirmation

When Alana, who has cerebral palsy, moved to a Bethesda group home, she didn’t know Christ. But today, is her confirmation day.

 

 

Career Connections

Chelsea's Dream Job

With the help of Bethesda, Chelsea went from working in a work center for people with developmental disabilities to landing her dream job at Culver’s.

 

 

Bethesda Lutheran Communities: Ricky

His life is different today because of the choices his family made…” Watch Ricky’s story of growth and blossoming into the person God designed him to be.”

If you would like to see first-hand what your support does and learn about ways you can give more students opportunities for higher education, request a tour using the button below!

Career Connections Employment Support

Bethesda’s Career Connections helps people develop confidence, independence and new job skills! Because of you, members of the program can feel at ease while they learn valuable employment skills.

You help us provide services such as:

  • Employee matching – We use our vast employer networks to find employment matching career interests and skills.
  • Application support – We provide necessary support and resources to navigate applications and interviews throughout the hiring process.
  • Ongoing support – We partner with employees and their managers to provide customized employment planning, skills assessments and on-site job coaching.
  • Government Agency Partnerships – We work with Vocational Rehabilitation and waiver services to help obtain, maintain and advance employment for people with disabilities.

Interested in offering employment to someone with a disability or finding another way to support employment programs?

Contact us using the button below.

Initiatives that Develop and Support Faith

Because of you, our staff has quality resources that help make a lasting impact on the faith lives of the individuals we support. Some of these include workbooks, activities, prayers and online courses.

“Bethesda has supported me with money, appointments and helping me become more independent.”

Jordan, Bethesda Community Member

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Lorene King

Lorene King

Vice President of Philanthropy