Kasech was living a nightmare—kidnapped, trafficked, and only 14 years old
Right now, an estimated 160 million children around the world are being used for child labor. Every year, that number grows by an estimated 700,000 children. We believe that family is the answer.
Mental health is as essential as the air we breathe
Mental health support is foundational to every service and program Bethany offers to protect children, empower youth, and strengthen families with an impact that lasts.
Youth in Ghana face many harsh realities including poverty, violence, and trafficking. Let's work to give them every opportunity to build resiliency to the things that can make life harder.
Safe, loved, and—most of all—connected
Parenting in the best of times can be stressful, and raising children without a community of support is harder still. For parents feeling isolated and overwhelmed, the ways they do or don't cope with stress may put their children in harm’s way. Key to ensuring the children are OK is making sure their parents are OK.
What the system taught me
From her first days as a Child Protective Services investigator to Bethany senior vice president, what Cheri Williams has learned over her social services career has changed her thinking about what’s best for children. Today she’s in a position to do something about that.