2021 annual report 

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229,135 lives impacted in 2021

Our mission

Bethany demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. 

Our vision

Bethany envisions a world where all children, youth, and families are safe, loved, and connected. 

105,042 lives impacted
41,184 direct clients served

Children & families in the U.S.

Pray for foster parents needed for older youth and sibling groups. These children are referred to us most often, and we’re unable to care for many because of lack of available families.

In the U.S.

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  • More help is being given through Safe Families for Children to include wraparound support for extended family caregivers (like grandparents) and daytime care, so children can be home with their families at night. 

  • More family members are being located and equipped to provide care as a first option when a child enters foster care. 

  • More families are being prepared for reunification by building a new culture in foster care where parents and caregivers connect, communicate, and share parenting responsibilities.

  • More youth with significant emotional and behavioral health needs are being cared for in a family, using evidence-based models, instead of in a residential facility.

  • More mothers in recovery for substance use through ReNew are showing excellent results, leading us to explore adding three more sites.

91,601 lives impacted
22,790 direct clients served

Global

Pray for our global staff who are working tirelessly to serve children and families affected by poverty, violence, political instability, natural disasters, and the brutal effects of the pandemic. Pray for God's provision as we continue strengthening and expanding our services for vulnerable women, children, refugees, and families.

Around the world

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  • More children are being rescued from labor trafficking. In Ethiopia, 26 survivors were served, and five were reunited with their families.

  • More youth are being taught practical skills to help them thrive as adults. In Hatti, 15 adolescents graduated from our new Youth Resilience program.

  • More loving foster and adoptive homes are being opened to children as an alternative to orphanages. In Ethiopia and Ghana, over 250 children were provided with family-based care.

  • More families are being reunited. In partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 8,000 unaccompanied and separated children and adolescents who fled into Colombia from Venezuela were given food, shelter, psychosocial care, legal aid, and help to find and reunify their families.

32,492 lives impacted
12,241 direct clients served

Refugee & immigrants

Pray for children and families who continue to face persecution and discrimination as they’re building new lives in the U.S. Pray U.S. residents will have empathy and compassion as they follow Christ’s example in caring for the most vulnerable.

For refugees and immigrants

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  • More refugees and immigrants are being helped. In fact, in 2021, our refugee and immigrant services saw the largest expansion in Bethany’s history.

  • In four months, 423 Afghans were moved out of violence and oppression and resettled into new communities around the U.S., but that’s not all. To help more people, we opened more resettlement sites (eight to be exact!) across four states.

  • More refugee and immigrant foster care children were given a safe place to stay. The program expanded to serve almost 1,200 children in 11 new locations across eight states.

  • We can now help more migrant children and families than ever before. Bethany was certified by the Office of Refugee Resettlement as a national home study/post-release service provider, which means we can now provide help to migrant children and families in all 50 states and two territories. In 2021, we served over 2,000 children. In 2022 we aim to serve 5,000.

2021 Revenue and Expenses

OPERATING REVENUE 2021 - Service revenue: $129,236,000 - Contributions: $15,429,000 - Investments & other: $4,839,000 TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE $149,504,000 OPERATING EXPENSES - Program services: $126,246,000 - Management & general: $18,421,000 - Fundraising: $4,810,000 TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES $149,477,000 [ Provision for future services: $27,000 ]

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