Bethesda Inc.
1181 E Main St
Norman OK 73071
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement The mission of Bethesda is to heal the trauma of childhood sexual abuse through therapy, education and prevention.
Contact Information
Contact Name Travis Humphrey
Contact email
Address 1181 E Main St
Norman, OK 73071
Phone (405) 364-0333
Fax 405-364-0342
County Cleveland County
Alternate Phone 405 701-2173
How to Give
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Bethesda, Inc., depends on financial gifts from you and others like you. No gift is too small and all contributions are always greatly appreciated! Your contribution will give the gift of hope and healing to wonderful, deserving children. A gift of $100 provides three group sessions for one child recovering from sexual abuse. 

Online donations can be made at
Please make checks out to "Bethesda" and mail your donation to:

1181 E. Main St.

Norman, OK 73071 
Bethesda accepts in-kind donations. Regular needs include cookies and kool-aid powder so clients feel safe and comfortable during session. For a list of other "wish list" items needed for clients, please visit Items may be dropped off at Bethesda 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $831,957.00
Projected Expenses $828,043.00
History and Background
Former Names
Bethesda Alternative, Inc.1982
Year Founded 1982
IRS Ruling Year 1985
State Registration Expiration Mar 2019
Mission The mission of Bethesda is to heal the trauma of childhood sexual abuse through therapy, education and prevention.

The philosophy of Bethesda: all victims of criminal sexual assault should receive therapeutic counseling and healing regardless of race, religion, family background, sexual orientation or economic status. No child who has been sexually abused and seeks treatment is turned away, and no client is charged for services.

Bethesda’s therapeutic clinical staff is recognized statewide as experts in the field of childhood sexual abuse treatment. Each member of the clinical staff has an advanced degree and has received specialized training in counseling victims of childhood sexual abuse. The specialized treatment programs at Bethesda enables children and their families to safely make the journey from victim to survivor.

Bethesda provides specialized trauma focused treatment for child victims of sexual abuse. Licensed counselors with additional training in trauma focused therapy ensure every child in Oklahoma, regardless of ability to pay, has the best in therapeutic treatment.
Between 2015 and 2016, Bethesda experienced a 15% increase in the number of clients served. At the same time, Bethesda maintains an 85% graduation rate according to internal outcomes based measurements. Bethesda is proud to provide children with the means to heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. More children served at Bethesda means that more children are speaking up and seeking services. Bethesda is honored to be that resource for children seeking the opportunity to heal. 
In addition to the treatment program., Bethesda provides education to elementary aged children through its curriculum, "Stop, Go and Tell". In 2016, nearly 8,000 children were taught the "Stop, Go and Tell" curriculum. This 30-45 minute presentation teaches children the importance of personal space boundaries and what to do if someone attempts to break a personal space boundary rule. Children are encouraged to tell a safe adult if someone tries to break, or has broken a boundary rule. An internal survey performed at Bethesda shows that 10% of Bethesda's clients in treatment made a disclosure of abuse because of the "Stop, Go and Tell" curriculum. Bethesda is proud of the impact made in increasing the number of children disclosing abuse and subsequently receiving treatment.  
Each summer, Bethesda provides a summer camp program. The Bethesda summer camp program consists of three one-week day camps: Camp BETH, for girls 8-13 yrs old; Camp QUEST for boys 8-13 yrs old; and Camp Braveheart for girls 14-17 yrs old. Therapists observe 3-4 months of therapeutic progress in one week of summer camp. The significant growth that takes place during summer camp is a result of the condense nature of camp, the group dynamic, the inclusion of Camp Mentors ( previous clients who return to mentor and share their own stories of healing).
The Summer Camp Program of Bethesda serves 45 clients each summer (15 clients per summer camp). A week of summer camp costs $250 per client. While Bethesda works hard to secure grant funding for its programs, the support of individual donors is vital to provide summer camp to as many children as possible. We therefore encourage donors to consider sponsoring a child to attend summer camp by donating $250 at With this donation, a child is sure to benefit from a week of healing and growth that will serve them for their continued development into adulthood. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
To you, the Reader:
As the Executive Director of Bethesda, thank you for looking at our profile and for your careful consideration of donating to Bethesda.
My first day on the job was also the first day of Camp BETH. It changed my naive understanding of the need for treatment and the great work that happens at Bethesda. I had to fight back tears when, in the middle of my day, I would hear the campers singing "Let it Go," from Disney's Frozen. I was not a fan of that song until I heard a group of 15 young girls sing it with such conviction and passion. The song took on a new life for me because I knew the girls singing it had suffered a most intimate form of victimization, and despite that, they had hope. 
Since that first day, I have never felt like this is a job. I am honored to work at Bethesda, to steer this organization towards successful treatment, management and expansion. I am proud of our growth. I am saddened that Bethesda even needs to exist, but I am also very glad to be there for child victims of sexual abuse. 
I invite you to join me in supporting our mission: to heal the trauma of child sexual abuse through therapy, education and prevention. Please consider making a financial donation at
Thank you,
Travis Humphrey, M. Div.
Executive Director
Bethesda, Inc.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Bethesda provides its services to any child in Oklahoma. While our services are extended to all children, most of Bethesda's clients travel from central Oklahoma to our location in Norman, OK. Outside of central Oklahoma, many clients also travel from south Oklahoma to access Bethesda's treatment services. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention/Sexual Assault Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention/Counseling
Description Client Assessment
Each child and non-offending family member/guardian is seen individually for intake and assessment. The initial assessment is spent gathering the history of the abuse, the history of the individual, and learning the specifics of the sexual trauma.
After the assessment, each client, parent and child, is clinically staffed. The child and parent are then placed in the appropriate group or individual program to begin therapeutic treatment. Each placement is expected to continue for a minimum of twelve weeks to six months.   
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Victims
Description Girl's Program
Girls 6-18 years old work with trained therapists to overcome the trauma of sexual abuse. Through individual and group counseling, clients adopt healthy coping skills, process the abuse they suffered, and learn to heal. 
Boy's Program
Fashioned after a “Knights of the Round Table” theme, the Boy's Program serves boys 6-18 years old who have suffered sexual abuse. Boys learn skills toward an end goal of overcoming the negative effects of their abuse. 
  • Camp BETH (Where I learned to be Beautiful/Had Wonderful Experiences/Learned to Trust/and found my Heart) helps girls 8-13 years old heal from their abuse in a fun, safe environment. 
  • Camp Quest (Quest for Understanding Through Experiences Building Strength Transforming Lives) helps boys 8-13 years old build self-esteem, healthy coping skills and learn fundamental life skills.
  • Camp Braveheart assists teenage girls ages 14-17, process the sexual abuse they suffered and heal from the trauma it has caused. Camp participants listen to the testimonials of mentors, work with therapists to process the abuse, adopt healthy coping skills, and adopt healthy practices that will serve them into adulthood.   
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims Families
Description Preschool Program
The Bethesda Preschool program is 12 weeks of psycho-educational group therapy designed to reach children ages 3 to 6. The program addresses feelings identification and expression, body awareness, education about private parts of the body, personal space, assertiveness skills, calming techniques, and development of a safety protection plan.
The focus of Bethesda’s Education Program is to help break the cycle of child sexual abuse. Our children’s presentation, “Stop, Go and Tell,” uses age-appropriate games, handout materials and repetition to help demonstrate the concept of personal space and healthy relationships. Children are empowered to tell a safe adult if someone breaks personal space boundary rules. Bethesda provides the "Stop, Go and Tell" presentation at no cost to the community. School counselors and teachers can also become trained and certified to make the presentation in their school. 
Parent Education & Support
Bethesda recognizes that children are part of a family, therefore, parents need to be involved in healing, too. Our goal is for families to gain and build upon basic tools for healthy living.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims Families
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Travis Humphrey
Start Date June 2014
Number of Full-time Staff 8
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 35
Staff Retention Rate 80
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 9
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Bethesda has signed memorandums with Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Mary Abbott Children's House, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Care Center, Moore Public Schools and Norman Public Schools. The most recent collaboration with Norman Public Schools has resulted in a Bethesda therapist on-site at both high schools and available at the middle schools. This innovative approach to therapeutic services makes healing available to students at their school in a safe and confidential environment.
Bethesda partners with other organizations in the community, such as the Center for Children and Families (CCFI), Cleveland County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), the University of Oklahoma. Bethesda is partially funded by United Way of Norman and United Way of Central Oklahoma.  
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2016
Outstanding Child Abuse Prevention Program AwardTask Force For Child Abuse Prevention2013
Finalists, Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence AwardsOklahoma Center for Nonprofits2017
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Bethesda strives to manage the operations of its programs with the utmost respect for its donors. The Executive Director applies his certification in nonprofit management to the daily activities of the organization. Internal controls, monthly preparation of financials by an external bookkeeper, review by the Board of Directors and an annual audit ensures a high degree of accountability. Bethesda completed the Standards of Excellence training through the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits in 2016, and was one of 24 finalists for the 2017 Oklahoma Nonprofits of Excellence Award.
Travis Humphrey
Executive Director
Bethesda, Inc.  
Board Chair
Name Emily Leidner
Company Affiliation N/A
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
List Current as of May 16, 2017
Board of Directors List
Mr. Ben Cook Eide BaillyVoting
Mrs. Janet Corley Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Nathan Dilley Mercy Rehabilitation HospitalVoting
Mrs. Diana Fletcher Oklahoma State Athletic CommissionVoting
Mrs. Jonella Frank Sooner Lawyer MagazineVoting
Mrs. Melanie Graves Interim Mortgage SolutionsVoting
Mr. Jim Griffith DDSDentist; Owner/OperatorVoting
Mrs. Anna Hughes ODIdeal Eye Care, PCVoting
Mrs. Alesha Leemaster Norman Public SchoolsVoting
Mrs. Emily Leidner Real Estate BrokerVoting
Mr. Connor McCaffrey Republic Bank and TrustVoting
Mrs. Jeanne M. Miller Miller Law Office, P.C.Voting
Mr. Don Roberts DDSRetiredVoting
Mrs. Kacey Russell Devon EnergyVoting
Mrs. Mary Sherman RetiredVoting
Mrs. Tamatha Smith HPI, LLCVoting
Mr. Mike Snowdon Oklahoma Gas & ElectricVoting
Mrs. Billie Wages University of Oklahoma President's AssociatesVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 11
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 65 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Development / Board Orientation
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Bethesda ensures that all Board members are upstanding members of the community. All nominees first pass a background check per Bethesda policy. Following the background check, nominees are presented to the Board for consideration and a vote. Upon approval by the Board, the nominee is welcomed to the Board by the Board President and Executive Director. The Board Development committee is strategic in the members it nominates, ensuring the nominee brings a skill set, perspective and needed diversity to the organization. 
Training and orientation for new board members is a vital piece to Bethesda's culture. New board members receives a board member binder with essential information regarding the organization. The new board member signs client confidentiality agreements, conflict of interest agreement and is presented the whistle blower policy. The Executive Director and/or the Board President meets with the new member to review the information in the binder, answer questions and tour the facility.
Bethesda endeavors to equip Board members with the best information regarding governance and the role of the Board of Directors. Each year, orientation for new board members takes place in January. Additionally, the May board meeting occurs at the agency and includes board training. Finally, Bethesda strives to conduct an annual board retreat in the Fall that includes training. Through continual orientation, support and education, the Board of Directors is equipped to lead the organization with professionalism and vision.
Travis Humphrey
Executive Director
Bethesda, Inc. 
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $831,957
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $828,043
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$406,564$302,088$143,781
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,404$2,304$1,616
Unrealized Gain/Loss$2,436($562)--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$35,453$28,953$44,370
Revenue In-Kind----$10,903
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$472,594$536,576$364,260
Administration Expense$158,553--$72,406
Fundraising Expense$40,382--$8,138
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.261.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses70%100%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%0%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$503,681$452,245$289,438
Current Assets$239,028$219,619$230,442
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$25,093$39,446$14,536
Total Net Assets$478,588$412,799$274,902
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.535.5715.85
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGov't - Unspecified $406,564Govt - Unspecified $302,088Contributions $151,804
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $115,120Indirect Support $108,000Govt - Unspecified $143,781
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Support $106,000Contributions $97,399Indirect Support $104,150
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose
To purchase 2700 Technology Pl. Norman, OK and to expand the therapeutic, education and preventative work of Bethesda. 
Campaign Goal $3,000,000
Campaign Dates Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Amount Raised To Date 350000 as of May 2018
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
Note:  In fiscal year 2017, $10,514 was added to "Other" revenue for a Prior Period Adjustment.
Note:  In fiscal year 2016, $136,291 was added to "Other" revenue, which was resulted in an increased A/R per per Part XI Recon of Net Assets, page 12, line #9.  Refer to Schedule O.     
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Address 1181 E Main St
Norman, OK 73071
Primary Phone 405 364-0333
Contact Email
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CEO/Executive Director Travis Humphrey
Board Chair Emily Leidner
Board Chair Company Affiliation N/A


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