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Bethany Christian Services Shares the Biden Administration’s Humanitarian Concerns about the Southern Border, but Urges it to Reconsider Expansion of Title 42 as Part of the Solution

1/6/2023 4:34:00 PM

Bethany Christian Services today urged the Biden administration to reconsider the expansion of Title 42 as it will now include people from Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

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Bethany Christian Services to Expand Refugee Resettlement Programs After New Designation as Voluntary Resettlement Agency

11/16/2022 7:00:00 AM

Bethany Christian Services today announced its designation as a national voluntary resettlement agency, joining nine other national resettlement organizations helping refugees seeking safety in the United States.

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Bethany Christian Services Applauds Commitment to Rebuilding United States Refugee Admissions Program

9/30/2022 2:37:00 PM

As more than 100 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes–including 31 million refugees–amidst the greatest displacement crisis in history, Bethany Christian Services applauds the Administration’s commitment to rebuild the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).

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Bethany Christian Services Receives Grant for Safe Families Program Chapters in Butler and Westmoreland Counties

8/8/2022 2:22:00 PM

Bethany Christian Services was awarded $25,000 by the Grifols Foundation for the Safe Families for Children program chapters in Butler and Westmoreland counties. Bethany’s Safe Families program offers a caring, compassionate community for families in need of extra help when navigating difficult circumstances.

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Bethany Christian Services Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of Afghan Adjustment Act

8/10/2022 11:04:00 AM

Bethany Christian Services praised the bipartisan introduction of the *Afghan Adjustment Act* in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, urging its swift passage through Congress and further action by President Biden to sign the bill into law.

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Bethany Christian Services Announces Bill Blacquiere as Interim Chief Executive Officer

7/19/2022 8:27:00 PM

Bethany Christian Services is pleased to announce Bill Blacquiere has been named interim Chief Executive Officer. Current president and CEO, Chris Palusky, will depart from the organization at the end of August 2022 when he will return to international humanitarian work. Blacquiere previously served Bethany for 35 years, his last 12 years as the head of the organization until his retirement in 2018. Bethany’s Board of Directors, led by Mark Augustyn, will work closely with CarterBaldwin Executive Search to find the next Chief Executive Officer.

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Bethany Christian Services Statement on Expiration of License for Serving Unaccompanied Children in Florida

6/10/2022 10:00:00 AM

Bethany Christian Services today released the following statement as they are no longer able to provide safe, temporary care for unaccompanied children in Florida due to Governor Ron DeSantis’s emergency rule blocking the issuance and renewal of state licenses for Florida-based organizations. While Bethany’s short-term foster care program in the state will no longer be serving children, the organization will continue strengthening and preserving families through their Safe Families for Children program, trafficking victim assistance programs, refugee resettlement program, adoption and pregnancy counseling services, and home study, post-release, and wraparound support services.

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In Memoriam: Glenn DeMots

5/11/2022 5:48:00 PM

It is with deep sadness that Bethany Christian Services announces the passing of Glenn DeMots, executive director and CEO of Bethany Christian Services from 1990-2005. Glenn started his career at Bethany as a social worker in 1969 During his 36-year tenure, Glenn built on Bethany’s long history of serving vulnerable children and families by strengthening programming dedicated to bringing families together and keeping families together.

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