Bethel Bible Village
3001 Hamill Road Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 842-5757
info@bethelbiblevillage.org
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Accountability & Licensing

Why do people in the Tennessee Valley trust Bethel Bible Village to care for children and families in crisis? Many know us by name, reputation and first-hand experience.

They also look to the following third-party agencies and organizations, who provide ratings, licenses and accreditation of our ministry and its services.

 

Impact Report

See our 2016 Impact Report

 86% of gifts to Bethel are spent on actual programs that benefit children and families in crisis. 

The majority of our Revenue comes from our generous donors, public fundraising events and our Thrift Store. Read More

 

Financial Accountability and Transparency

ECFA Accredited

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ECFA accredits organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for Financial Accountability, Transparency, Fundraising and Board Governance.  ECFA requires accredited organizations to meet Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™.

4 Star Rating by Charity Navigator (highest rating possible)

 

See our Charity Navigator rating 

 

A 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

Donations to Bethel Bible Village are tax deductible, as long as they meet IRS regulations.
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Licensing

Bethel Bible Village is licensed by the TN Department of Children’s Services, which conducts at least two inspections per year on our campus. Our campus policies are  in compliance with all DCS regulations. We do not allow corporal punishment.

Mental health services are coordinated by Robin Moss, LCSW – Director of Therapeutic Programs and provided by licensed professionals, including:

– Kim Falk, LCSW, private mental health practitioner

– Centerstone

– Health Connect

– Rita Carr, PhD., LPC – Hope Unlimited Ministries

– Other licensed mental health providers from our community

 

School Licensing and Accreditation

Our campus school, Bethel Christian Academy, serves residents in grades 6 through 12 and is licensed by the state of Tennessee.

Our school is accredited by AdvancED,  which recognizes commitment to quality and excellence in education on a national and international level. This seal ensures that our students can earn a high school diploma that is accepted by any college or university of their choice.

 

Annual Independent Financial Audit

A Publicly Available 990The 990 is an annual reporting return that federally tax-exempt organizations like Bethel must file with the IRS. It provides information on the filing organization’s mission, programs, and finances.

Recognition from the Courts
In 2016, Bethel Bible Village was recognized with the Meritorius Service Award at the statewide 32nd Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice, for our service to children and the Juvenile Courts. We are honored to receive this recognition by the Juvenile Courts.

Donor Privacy Policy

Bethel will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by Bethel, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Bethel website online applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
When any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Community Trust

Bethel Bible Village is reviewed annually by the Better Business Bureau.

 

Bethel Bible Village is a member of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Bethel partners with more 50 area churches,
who provide volunteer and financial support for our ministry.

 

Oversight by Bethel’s Board of Trustees

The 26 members of Bethel’s Board of Directors bring wisdom and expertise from a wide range of industries and enterprises. From a former state legislator to many recognized business leaders, our board members provide oversight to help our ministry stay on a path of accountability, transparency, and good stewardship.

Our board members are not compensated for their service. See our current Board of Trustees

 

Training

Bethel Bible Village staff receive continuous training, to ensure we follow all current best practices for the care and education of the children, teens and families. Our training partners include:

Richmont University-Masters and Ph.D. Level Professionals

University of Tennessee At Chattanooga

Southern Adventist University –School of Social Work

Youth Villages

CADAS

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

First Things First

Chattanooga Police Department

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department

Hamilton County Juvenile Court

 

Safety

The safety of the children and families on our campus is our top priority. Annual Health and Safety Inspections are conducted by:

The Hamilton County Environmental Health Division of the Health Department

The Chattanooga Fire Department

 

Our staff, children and volunteers are grateful to all of our First Responders who keep us safe.

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