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.
We would like to announce a very generous receipt from the Erie Insurance Giving Network. Erie Insurance has supported us in our Annual Pledge Campaign in the amount of $10,000. Thank you for believing in us!
Welcome Mabel Howard, our new Director at Bethany Outreach! Diane Giannelli, our Founder, will be retiring on August 16th. Diane has 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.
JULY STATS: 326 (132 unduplicated) families visited the Food Pantry. 345 families (204 unduplicated) families visited our Clothes Closet. 2,087 pounds of donations were made to the Clothes Closet and 36 unduplicated Volunteers gave 684.75 hours of their time! Bethany is truly blessed!