Save the date! April 21st. This year, we have special musical group, Victor and Penny (and the loose change orchestra). These dynamic musicians will get things moving while you enjoy the great food and auctions.

Tickets go on sale March 14th, but feel free to add your name to the ticket pre-sale list

Sponsors can complete everything online. Click here to submit your sponsorship. Sponsors receive great publicity and perks for the evening. 

When: April 21st, 6-9pm

Where: The studio of the Sooner Theatre, 110 E. Main St. Norman, OK.  

Check out Victor and Penny!

Where Healing Begins

The only facility in Oklahoma devoted solely to helping children and families heal from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, Bethesda, Inc., has offered thousands of children and families a healing place for broken hearts for more than 30 years. 

Specially trained therapists provide age-appropriate individual and group counseling in a comfortable setting. Therapists use a variety of therapeutic interventions to help children process the abuse and heal.

Bethesda, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) (non-profit) agency.

Bethesda will be closed Monday, February 15th in honor of President's Day.

Our Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Address: 1181 E. Main St. Norman, OK 73071

Phone: 405-364-0333

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens at Bethesda?


Your child will attend group counseling with other children near the same age who have also experienced sexual abuse. Specially trained therapists offer a variety of interventions to help your child heal. Interventions may include reading stories, playing games, creating art, discussions, or movement activities.

Adults also have the opportunity to attend group counseling sessions to discuss and process their feelings related to the abuse.

Bethesda maintains strict confidentiality.


Q: Can a therapist come to my home (school, day care, church, etc.) to provide services?


All services are provided at Bethesda.

Q: How much will I have to pay? I don't have insurance, what will services cost me? My child has Medicaid, can she still receive services? 


Services are available at no cost to families, regardless of income, government benefits received, insurance, or Medicaid eligibility. 

Q: Is Bethesda a residential facility? Will my child be staying at Bethesda? 

Bethesda is not a residential facility. It is a nonprofit agency devoted solely to helping children and families heal from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. 

Q: What do I do if I suspect a child has been abused?


If you suspect abuse, contact your local Child Welfare Services office, the 24-hour, Oklahoma Child Abuse Hotline, the Department of Human Services and/or your Police department. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, please call 911 or your local police department first.

» See a list of additional numbers to call here