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Bethany and Bridgeview Merge


This transition maintains the corporate structure of both organizations, while being governed by a unified Board of Directors. The merger coincides with the retirement of Bridgeview Executive Director, Paul Blair, after more than 25 years of service. Bethany President and CEO, Bill Steinhauser, will provide leadership to both organizations.


Bridgeview Community Mental Health Center, located at 1320 19th Avenue NW in Clinton, Iowa, employs 34 individuals and has an annual budget of $3.2 million. Bethany for Children & Families, with headquarters at 1701 River Drive in Moline, Illinois, employs a dedicated staff of 90 social workers, licensed therapists, educators, and licensed case managers, along with Human Resources, business, and support staff. With an annual budget of $9.6 million, the agency continues to expand its therapeutic footprint to help the most vulnerable.


Bridgeview Community Mental Health Center is a non-profit corporation accredited by the State of Iowa to provide a broad range of community mental health services. The organization serves Clinton County and the surrounding areas in Iowa and Illinois and provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management, mental health therapy, treatment of substance use disorders, community support services, and Integrated Health Home. More information on Bridgeview is available at www.bridgeviewcmhc.com.


Bethany for Children & Families, founded in 1899, is a non-profit, child welfare, mental health, community education, and social services provider for children and families in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Offering 26 programs and services, Bethany annually serves nearly 12,000 children and families. Bethany is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. For more details, visit www.bethany-qc.org.

Bethany for Children & Families of the greater Quad Cities area and

Bridgeview Community Health Center of Clinton, Iowa, two leading social

services and mental health care organizations, have merged in order to better deliver mission-driven, high-quality, and compassionate care to those in need.


After many meetings and months of sharing information and insights on

how best to serve the communities, the merger establishes a management

agreement between Bethany and Bridgeview. The unification of staff members is advantageous to both Bethany and Bridgeview and creates an economy of scale and synergy, which benefits both organizations and the clients they serve.

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