Bethlehem Center of Nashville promotes self-reliance and positive life choices for children, youth and seniors in the North Nashville community through the delivery of educational programs and special services.
Supporting Nashville Families Since 1894
Saving Lives – Building Futures
Bethlehem Center of Nashville is a National Mission Institution of the Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.
More than 100 years ago, Estelle Haskins, a Caucasian missionary, and Sallie Sawyer, an African American Fisk University graduate, merged services to start a kindergarten, well baby clinic, sewing circle and recreation programs.
These two women broke racial and gender barriers of their time to form a ministry to serve those in need. Today, Bethlehem Center continues its ministry of “changing lives and building futures” to support the needs of inner-city working families. As a Family Resource Center, we remain committed to the education and care of at-risk children and youth, serving the needs of seniors, feeding the hungry and providing hope, help and healing for those in need.