Bethany is the Hub Center for social service connections. We reach out to our neighborhood with open arms and are a family to those who are lonely, unloved and misunderstood. We do our best to empower our low-income families through various enrichment classes so that they may find jobs and fulfillment.
The Bethany Outreach Center is a volunteer driven Christian organization, rooted in Erie’s east side, reaching out to ALL people who need a hand up and hope for life change. Our broad based ministries address the material, vocational and spiritual needs for people on the edge.
Bethany Outreach, in The Neighborhood Partnership Center at 254 East Tenth Street, reaches out to those who have no hope and are living on the edge in downtown Erie which is in the area of highest poverty.
Welcome Mabel Howard, our new Director at Bethany Outreach! Diane Giannelli, our Founder, retired on August 16th. Diane loved serving our neighbors and friends on Erie’s east side through the Bethany Outreach Center for the past seven years and Bethany Lutheran Church and Luther Memorial since 1997.
Please mark your calendar: Storytime will begin again on April 7th. See the full details on the Events page. Volunteer Readers are needed for this Saturday Reading Program 10:00 AM – Noon. Contact Eric Hedlund by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 814-898-1233 for additional information or to volunteer.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 14, 2018 Bethany Outreach Center will be participating in Erie Gives! Any donation of $25 or more made during 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on that day. A portion of that gift will be matched by the Erie Community Foundation. Go to www.ErieGives.org and donate to Bethany Outreach Center….
• 97.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. have a higher per capita income than ours • 78.5% of our neighborhood’s children live in poverty compared to a national average of 25% • Our neighborhood is a kind of Ellis Island for the Erie County area. While English is spoken by over 75% of the…
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