Keeping children safe, strengthening families, and building healthy communities since 1899.


Bethany for Children & Families is a voluntary, not-for-profit child welfare and social services agency that has provided services to children and families in western Illinois and eastern Iowa since 1899. The organization staffs a professional team of social workers, licensed counselors, case managers, and educators. With 22 programs and services, Bethany serves more than 9,000 children and families annually.

Bethany for Children & Families is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and is a licensed child placing agency in Iowa and a licensed child welfare agency in Illinois.


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