History, Mission And Values

Founded on faith

The Bair Foundation is a non-profit, Christian agency with over 50 years experience in child welfare. Guided by biblical principles, we work to find a permanent, nurturing home for all children who come into our care.

Our History

In 1967, William Bair received a vision from the Lord while attending a preaching mission service at the Neshannock Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, PA. Through it, he was directed to form an organization to care for underprivileged, handicapped, misguided and parent-less youth.

The Bair Foundation was chartered on December 15, 1967, and the first board meeting was held on January 1, 1968.

Mr. Bair was a lay Methodist minister and a full time employee of People’s Natural Gas Company for 18 years. He left both positions behind to devote himself full-time to the ministry of serving children and families.

Driven By Purpose

We are committed to supporting children and families through exceptional service and care.


The Bair Foundation will provide Christ-centered quality care and services dedicated to the treatment, restoration and empowerment of children, youth and families.


The Vision of the Bair Foundation is to be the most sought after, Christ-centered social services ministry for children, youth and families in North America.

Of the 23,000 children who age out of foster care each year, 20 percent become homeless.

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