St. Catharines

Transitional Housing Program

Bethlehem Place

Bethlehem Place

  • Affordable, safe, transitional housing
  • A comprehensive support program

Bethlehem Place is a 27-unit apartment building providing affordable, transitional, supportive housing to people in need in the Niagara Region who wish to make change in their lives. Capacity is about 65 residents.

Bethlehem Place is an ongoing success story. Since it opened in 1988, thousands of women, men and children have lived in the building, and participated in the programs designed to develop skills, stability and confidence to move on to independent living. Residents may live in the building for up to one year.

People come to Bethlehem Place for a variety of reasons such as abuse, homelessness or family breakdown. During their stay residents are given support through individual counselling, support groups and a wide range of lifeskills workshops.

1 One Bedroom Apartments
21 Two Bedroom Apartments
4 Three Bedroom Apartments
1 Accessible Unit for One or Two People

Please complete the Bethlehem Place Referral Form to help us understand your needs and requirements.

To access housing and services offered at Bethlehem Place, please contact Housing and Programs 905.641.1660.


Permanent Supported Housing

Genesis Court – 151 James Street

Genesis Court – 151 James Street

Genesis Court provides permanent housing for men, women and families of low to moderate income. Four of the units are accessible and designed for persons with disabilities.  Coordinated support services are provided for tenants and a Community Room provides space for both tenants’ programs and a meeting space for other non-profit groups.

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18 One Bedroom Apartments
15 Two Bedroom Apartments
3 Three Bedroom Apartments
4 Accessible One Bedroom Apartments

To apply for an apartment at Genesis Court please complete our Genesis Court Application Form

Permanent – Community Support Homes:

There are a total of 8 apartments at 3 different community support homes in downtown St. Catharines. Families and single residents of these apartments are supported by Bethlehem Housing and Support Services and other community services.  Priority is given to residents leaving our transitional program at Bethlehem Place.

For more information about Genesis Court or our Permanent Supported Housing please contact our Housing and Programs 905.641.1660.