How We Help

Two women met the needs of a community and its families.  From this grew Bethlehem Centers of Nashville and this founding principle is still central to everything we do.



As of September 30, 2013, Bethlehem Centers no longer provides child care. We do still provide afterschool programs for K-4th graders.


Our Youth Programs are designed to empower teens to develop self-esteem and make positive life choices.  Youth-focused activities emphasize the importance of education, effort and work ethic.


Our Senior Programs assist senior adults ages 55 and up by providing health and wellness programs designed to empower them in ways that help them to maintain independent living with dignity through activities that promote physical, mental, and spiritual health.  We offer workshops designed to address senior concerns and quality of life issues.


As a community based Family Resource Center, we work to help at-risk community members get the services they need to lead stable, healthy and productive lives through programs that address poverty, unemployment and under-employment, crime, teen issues, lower education levels and financial needs.


The Shopping Bag permanently closed its doors in November 2012.