Bethany in Grand Rapids
Since 1944, Bethany Christian Services has been reaching out to children who are alone or vulnerable. As a worldwide and community leader in adoption and family services, we know that a child's best chance to thrive is as part of a safe, loving, forever family.
What We Do in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Providing counseling to assist refugees and immigrants who have been victims of torture.
Bethany volunteers enrich the lives of others in many ways. Serving as little as one hour a week, Bethany invites you to give the gift of your time.
There is a growing need for families willing to open their hearts and homes to children and teenagers who have been removed from their families because of neglect or abuse. These children need a loving family who will walk with them during a time of crisis and welcome them unconditionally into a caring home. The highest-priority need is for foster homes for sibling groups and children from minority groups.
If your family is going through a challenging time, Bethany’s family counseling services are available to help you find the support you need. Our dedicated Christian counselors are ready to help your family work toward healing, growth and well-being.
Children in foster care have faced hardship and pain during their lives. When returning to their biological family is not an option, they need a safe place to call home, with a family to provide them with the love and care. There are more than 100,000 children in foster care who are available for adoption and they are waiting for a family like yours.
Our goal is to help expectant parents, and the adoptive families they choose, to make the adoption plan that works best for them and the child they both love.
Many children around the world are waiting for a forever family. Their early lives have included things like orphanages, abandonment, malnutrition, and even abuse—but they can thrive in a loving and nurturing home. Can you open your heart and home to one of these children?
Whether you are an adoptive parent, a birthparent, or were adopted yourself, our staff is dedicated to supporting you by providing you with the support, information, and resources you need through our clinical counseling services.
We are here for you. The choices that you make will be life-changing and we are here to help support you. You are not alone.
Often refugee families are separated between the time they leave their home and when they arrive in the U.S. When this happens, family reunification is difficult and children are considered unaccompanied minors. The only option for these children is to be cared for by a refugee foster care family.
Connecting with local businesses to help refugees find employment.
Providing comprehensive treatment in a home-like setting for adolescent males, ages 10-17 who qualify for individualized treatment in a medium security program. The program helps them transition back into their communities.
A residential program that helps older refugee and immigrant youth adjust to a new culture by providing education, training in independent living, and therapy.
Life-enhancement programs to young adults ages 14-24. Providing comprehensive support through programs that best fits each youth based on needs and available resources.