April 12, 1991 – December 17, 2009
Faith. Hope. Optimism. Bethany didn’t just talk about these qualities – she embodied them. More than anything, Bethany wanted to live her life to the fullest. She fought valiantly to grow smarter and stronger with each new day so that she could help herself and others in the battle against addiction. Bethany had a knack for seeing the beauty, goodness and potential in people whose addictive behaviors had left others judging them to be "beyond hope." In Bethany’s eyes, there was always hope as long as a person was still trying. Bethany never gave up on her own recovery and had faith that others could – and would – beat their addictions too...as long as the right support was in place.
Bethany believed that treatment services should be available to everyone struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. In fact, her own life was cut short just hours before she would have entered a treatment program that she voluntarily contacted with the highest of hopes.
In the wake of her tragic death, Bethany’s parents founded Little Wings of Hope , a non-profit organization that provides financial and other resources for young adults from Western Pennsylvania who need help covering the costs of substance abuse treatment. Through fundraising events and donations to The Bethany R. Granata Endowed Scholarship, Little Wings of Hope aims to honor Bethany’s memory by offering financial relief to those seeking quality intervention services at Caron Treatment Centers.
Little Wings of Hope Events
As parents that lost a daughter to addiction, Guy and Eileen Granata would like to share their experience and bring information to other parents who have questions, or concerns about addictions among young adults. Addiction is a disease that affects many people regardless of age, color, income or background. Join us for an evening of education and encouragement.
Caron Treatment Centers is a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment with treatment facilities in Pennsylvania and Florida. One of the oldest, largest and most respected residential treatment centers, Caron has led the nation in innovation including establishing some of the first gender and age specific treatment programs. Caron is known for excellence in teenage and young adult programs, a continuum of care for teens and adults and has worked jointly with research universities to develop cutting-edge addiction research and treatment programs. Caron provides additional support to communities through regional offices in Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Your Gift Can Make a Difference
Caron also leads the industry in scholarship care providing more aid to families who cannot afford treatment than three of the recognized treatment centers combined. Caron not only dedicates a percentage of patient revenue to scholarship care, we are also fortunate to be able to partner with family, friends and corporate leaders to raise scholarship dollars that go directly to helping patients and their families recover from this devastating disease. Unfortunately, there are still families who cannot afford treatment. Your gift, regardless of the size, will help us begin to bridge this financial gap.
All donations to The Bethany R. Granata Endowed Scholarship are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, as no goods or services were provided in consideration of your gift. Please note that if you received an auction item or service, these items are not tax deductible because you are getting something in return for your money. Only donations above the value of the goods or services received are tax deductible.
If you wish to donate by mail, please make checks payable to Caron, noting your donation is for The Bethany R. Granata Endowed Scholarship and send to:
Caron Treatment Centers
Attention: Karen DeLong
P.O. Box 150
Wernersville, PA 19565
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.