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“Changing Lives, Building Futures”

1417 Charlotte Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville promotes

self-reliance and positive life choices for
children, youth, and adults in Middle
Tennessee by delivering and advocating
quality programs and services.
Founded in 1894 as a rescue mission and
playschool, Wesley House, Centenary Center,
and Bethlehem Center have evolved to become
one multi-service agency now known as
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville (BCN) with
facilities in North, South, and downtown
Nashville, and Camp Dogwood in Cheatam
History (cont’d.)

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville provides

the following programs and services to
over 6,000 customers each year:
 Child Development
 Youth Development

 Adult Development

 Community Outreach
Child Development
 Nationally accredited, top rated childcare
for 138 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years
 Facilities in North, South and downtown
 Summer Programs for children, ages 5-12
Youth Development
 Just Between Girls – self-esteem and leadership
skills for girls, ages 9-15 years

 Too Smart to Start – Nationally recognized

substance abuse prevention outreach at Metro
Schools for youth, ages 9-17 years

 STARS of Bethlehem Club – After-school

program for youth focusing on academic
achievement and physical health
Youth Development (cont’d.)
 Vocational Success Institute – Career
development training and job shadowing for
youth, ages 16-18 years
 Safeand School – Health, fitness and sports
workshops and activities for the community
 Slammin’ Jammin’ – 8 week summer enrichment
camp for youth, ages 13-16, focused on life
skills, character development and educational
field trips
Adult Development
 SeniorsClub – 55+ active lifestyles group
provides health screenings, fitness activities and
prevention programs to help seniors remain
independent and active

 GreaterCharlotte Hot Lunch Cooperative – Area

church collaboration serving 100 nutritionally
balanced meals to homebound and elderly daily
Community Outreach
 Second Harvest Food Bank Satellite Office –
Supplies emergency food boxes for families.

 ChristmasToy Store – Provides toys, clothing,

and household items for low-income families

 Kid’sCafé – a Second Harvest Food Bank

program feeding dinner to children every
Community Outreach (cont’d.)
 Shopping Bag – Volunteer-run store for low cost
clothing and household items

 United Way Family Resource Center – A

partnership between 13 United Way agencies to
address neighborhood needs

 Camp Dogwood – 200+ acre Cheatam County

camp site
Volunteer Opportunities
 Volunteers are a major part of the Bethlehem
Centers and contribute valuable time and energy
to helping us achieve our mission.

 Opportunities
to volunteer are available in both
programs and administrative areas.

For more information, contact us at:
Ways To Give
 Direct Donations: Stop in for a visit at our
Charlotte avenue location and drop off your

 Donor Card: Fill in the information, enclose your

contribution, and mail it to our 1417 Charlotte
Avenue address.

 The BCN Website:

Ways To Give (cont’d.)
 United Way Workplace Campaign: Our
designation code is #7.
 Harris Teeter Food Market: When shopping at
Harris Teeter, use the BCN Code #4608, and a
part of your purchase will be donated to the
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville.
 Volunteer: Our volunteers are our greatest
resource! Call (615) 329-3386 today to sign up
or email us at
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