Each person comes to us with a unique vision for the kind of place they want to call home.

Let’s learn, live and grow together

Every person we support has an opportunity to turn a house into their home. Bethesda supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community-based group homes, host homes and through family caregiver programs.

Across the United States, we help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make choices about where they live, who they live with and how they spend their time.

  • In Fort Wayne, Indiana, people with developmental disabilities built relationships with their new neighbors by baking them cookies.
  • In Redding, California, a group of roommates Bethesda supports banded together and collected donations for victims of a wildfire in a nearby town.

No matter the setting, we strive to foster independence and empower choice in the everyday activities and decisions of the people we support.


We seek to nurture not just the physical aspects of one’s life, but their spiritual needs and desires as well. Bethesda’s mission is motivated by Christian faith and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. We welcome all people to be part of our community. People of all faiths are welcome.

Our staff at Bethesda assists the people we support in pursuing the faith communities of their choice. As a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, we are an independent service provider committed to fostering the mission and ministry of the church.

Discover yourself by supporting others

We're always looking for passionate individuals to join our team of support professionals.

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