About Bethany

Bethany Children’s Home has been providing brighter futures in Berks County, PA since 1863.

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 team members 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
Jim Stubblebine, Treasurer
Dr. Betsy Adams, secretary

Rev. Kimberly Berenotto
Ms. Maria Teresa Caligaris
Rev. Darryl Cruz
Rev. John Folk
Laure Larkin
Hillary Malone
Kedri Metzger
Kathleen Peires
Jeff Werner
Douglas Yeakle

Ladies Visiting & Advisory Committee

Sandra Kolson, President

Mary Ann Bossard, Treasurer

Peggy Bachman
Diane Campbell
Judy Haluska
Jeannie Leaman
Regina Lebo
Barbara Mays


Doris Moser
Sue Parks
Linda Enders Roxberry
Sue Snyder
Sue Witham
Carol Zechman

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Bethany Farm

Bethany’s Dairy Farm, rented to a local farmer, housed 70 cows and 78 Heifers (all Holsteins) for the 18-19 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.

Bethany Springs

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.

Get In Contact With Us

Mailing Address

Bethany Children's Home
1863 Bethany Rd
Womelsdorf, PA 19567

GPS Location

198 W. Ryeland Road
Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Contact Us

Phone: (610) 589-4501
Fax: (610) 589-5771
Email: info@bethanyhome.org

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