Bethel Bible Village
3001 Hamill Road Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 842-5757
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Programs for Children, Teens and Families

Family life can be severely disrupted when a child or teen’s behavior is out of control, leading to truancy, trouble with the law, and severe conflict in the home.

To help families overcome these challenges, Bethel Bible Village offers five special programs, from a weekend retreat for resolving family conflict to residential care for situations where the child or teen needs care away from the home due to a crisis.


Back on Track — Help for Boys with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges

The Back on Track program provides residential care for boys ages 14-17 who have difficulty managing emotions and behavior. The program is designed for youth exhibiting some delinquency, including runaways and those with out-of-control, defiant or minor criminal behavior, such as vandalism, curfew violation, truancy, or theft.

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Family Steps — A Weekend Retreat for Families Who are Struggling

Families today face many challenges as they raise children.  This intensive retreat will help your family get the root causes that are undermining family relationships and triggering negative behaviors. Your family will  learn valuable communication, relationship skills and spiritual truths to help work through areas of conflict.

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Life Steps Program — For Girls and Boys 5-17

The Life Steps program provides on-campus living for girls and boys age 5-17, when:

  • A youth’s behavioral or emotional issues have become too difficult for a family or guardian to handle, or
  • Parental addiction, abuse or neglect, or death of a parent leave a child with no one able to care for them, or
  • A legal guardian, often a grandparent, has a  health issues or life-changing event that leaves them unable to care for children

Houseparents live in the homes providing care, structure, supervision, guidance and accountability.

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Promise First Step Program – Pregnant Teens and Teen Moms in Crisis

The Promise First Step program is designed for pregnant teens and parenting teen moms in crisis.  The program is open to teens age 15-17, and their children, from newborn to 5 years old. The goal of the program is to equip young mothers to provide loving, safe, and nurturing homes for their children. Participants learn parenting and independent living skills, while working to fulfill educational goals. They may also be employed part-time as they to they learn to be self-sufficient and live independently.

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Next Step — Helping Families in Crisis Transition to Independence

Next Step is a transitional program for families with children who are in a temporary housing crisis, primarily young single parents, who need a place to live for a short time while they regain their financial footing.

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Through these Christ-focused programs, our houseparents, counselors, social workers and teachers help children reach their God-given potential, and help families reunite or remain together, whenever possible. Unlike foster care, parents or legal guardians do not have to turn custody of the children over to the state when their children are cared for at Bethel. The family maintains custody, and Bethel works directly with the court system to ensure a smooth transition.

Have questions? Contact our Director of Admissions