The Bethany Family strives to provide a safe place of nurture, protection, and supportive care to aid our residents in their self-understanding, growth, and healing toward a brighter, healthier future.


A sanctuary of protection and support

Sanctuary Logo stacked BlackBethany is Pennsylvania’s first DPW Sanctuary® Certified agency, having earned our certification on August 4, 2010. Thanks to our Sanctuary accreditation, more youth than ever have the opportunity to live the lives they deserve. The Sanctuary program, developed over a 20-year period by a board certified psychiatrist, is about transforming the entire culture of an organization to optimize its ability to help people recover from trauma. Staff and residents alike follow the guidelines of Sanctuary.

In our unique and specialized programs, youth have access to a variety of therapeutic, spiritual, and cultural services in addition to recreational activities. Youth reside on campus in one of our historic cottages with a family comprised of house parents and support staff.