NMTC financing supported Bethany for Children & Families, a nonprofit with a mission to keep children safe, to strengthen families, and to build healthy communities. Bethany for Children & Families is a child welfare, mental health, community education, and social services provider which has offered aid and support to children and families in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. The organization staffs a professional team of nearly 90 social workers, licensed counselors, case managers, and educators, directed by a Board of volunteer community leaders. Offering 25 programs and services, Bethany serves over 11,500 children and families annually. Bethany’s programs and services are accredited by the Council on Accreditation, a nonprofit accreditor of human services.