Mission & Vision
The mission of Bethany Children’s Home is to continue an open and affirming Christian ministry, begun in 1863, to serve children and families within our care. We strive 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.
Our vision is of a community where all youth and staff are safe in their environment and feel safe within themselves. To bring this vision into reality, we provide the resources needed to children and families to work through their losses, enabling them to have a brighter future.
Bethany Children’s Home Board of Directors
Benson Campbell, Chairperson
Steve Bobick, Vice-Chairperson
Peter Connors, Treasurer
Dr. Betsy Adams
Rev. Dr. Tyson Frey
Ladies Visiting & Advisory Committee
Sandra Kolson, President
Linda Enders Roxberry
Bethany’s Dairy Farm housed 70 cows and 78 Heifers (all Holsteins) for the 17-18 Fiscal Year. The cows are milked twice a day and each produces about 95 pounds of milk per day. The farm produced approximately 2,000,000 pounds of milk for Clover Farms this past year.
We have about 130 acres of growing fields to raise corn, hay, and soybeans as feed for the cows. Our oldest cow is 11 years old! The farm has produced milk and raised crops since 1873.
In 2012 Bethany Home formed Bethany Springs, LLC (Springs).
Springs is a for-profit entity of Bethany Home. Springs sells fresh spring water from Bethany’s mountain property to DS Waters. The revenue generated from sales support Bethany’s therapeutic services.
On a daily basis an average of 12 tankers holding 8,000 gallons of water visit Bethany Springs. Our well currently is pumping 40 gallons per minute of fresh spring water. It takes 20 minutes to fill a tanker truck. We’ve pumped 21,600,000 of water in the last year.