the best life
is possible.

Bethesda is a Christian organization that provides homes and other services to people with developmental disabilities to help them live the lives they want.

Kempen’s resolve is as steady as her stroll, which is aided by a walker. “She usually does at least 20 laps,” said Buchholz, a lead direct support professional for Bethesda Lutheran Communities. “Ruth is out there rain or shine.”

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We support adults with developmental disabilities in realizing the life they want, through
one-on-one planning.


Three Christian camps throughout the United States, building connections and faith through fun and relaxing activities.


Possibilities to connect and grow for the people we support and our communities are limitless.


More than 2,900 people currently receive services and supports through Bethesda.


Connecting people of all abilities in more than 100 communities throughout the United States.