1922 - Bashor Children’s Home began as the Bashor Deaconess Orphanage on land donated to the Methodist Episcopal Church by John and Emaline Bashor.
1945 – The orphanage was closed during WWII.
1950 – Reopened after WWII as an orphanage for boys.
1969 – Launched a period of rapid growth as the agency adapted to the changing needs of the community
1971 – Completed construction of four residential cottages and an administration building.
1974 – Established Bashor Alternative School (BAS), a remedial education program at the junior high school level. A high school program was adopted two years later and began admitting girls
1977 – Established the Emergency Shelter Care (ESC) program for boys and girls.
1981 – Completed construction of the Bergwall school and activities center.
1989 – Began collaborative efforts with Oaklawn
1996 – Began Helping Offending Patterns End (HOPE) residential program, for boys ages 8-13 in cooperation with Oaklawn and Holy Cross.
1997 – Completed work on the Lung/Stull Complex, to provide a secure residential unit, classrooms, group rooms and office space.
1998 – A substance abuse treatment program for adolescents was established to provide treatment, counseling and family therapy.
2001 – Completed a major campus-wide improvement project that included complete renovation of the residential cottages, new roads and remodeling an old maintenance garage for classroom and computer space. Recreational facilities expanded with the addition of The Pekarek Adventures Course, a softball diamond and a soccer field.
2004 – Established Bashor Elementary Education Program (BEEP) in cooperation with area school districts.
2005 – Established Therapeutic Foster Care program.
2007 – Competed construction and opened Community Resource Center, including classrooms, media center, computer lab, science lab, kitchen, dining hall and office space.
2008 – Opened on grounds Medical Clinic.
2009 – Mental Health of America joined Bashor’s family of services and Community Based Services Department was created
2011 – Established Bashor Alternative School Elkhart (BASE) program in cooperation with the Elkhart Community Schools to work with elementary children in the city of Elkhart.