Recent News & Events

Browse stories about the work of our organization, our volunteers, and other news that impacts housing support and social services in Niagara.


John Lee: Bethlehem's Board President

John Lee: Bethlehem's Board President

Posted Aug 1st, 2018

As the Director of the HOMES Programs for Good Shepherd in Hamilton and the Board President for Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, John Lee is a passionate advocate about the issues of poverty and the affordable housing crisis the Niagara Region is facing.

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Low Vacancy and High Rent Costs in Niagara

Low Vacancy and High Rent Costs in Niagara

Posted Jul 25th, 2018

Niagara This Week released an extremely educational article on how low vacancy rates and soaring rent costs are impacting homelessness in Niagara.

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Housing Hero Days at Safari Niagara

Housing Hero Days at Safari Niagara

Posted Jun 28th, 2018

Join us from August 7th to August 9th at Safari Niagara for Housing Hero Days! Tickets on sale for a special price of $20 per person, with $5 donated back to Bethlehem.

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Celebrating 30 Years with Laura Arbour

Celebrating 30 Years with Laura Arbour

Posted Jun 28th, 2018

Laura first began working at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, then known as Bethlehem Projects, on May 1, 1988. Now 30 years later, Laura says she has never imagined working anywhere else.

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30th Anniversary Celebration Event

30th Anniversary Celebration Event

Posted Jun 4th, 2018

On Wednesday, May 30th Bethlehem Housing and Support Services celebrated 30 years of service!

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Domenic and Lisa: Fashion in Bloom Organizers

Domenic and Lisa: Fashion in Bloom Organizers

Posted May 25th, 2018

Lisa McLeod and Domenic Cortese have been organizing the Fashion in Bloom fundraiser for the last few years. This year's 2018 event raised over $1400 for Bethlehem!

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Kaylah Zarger: Brock University Intern

Kaylah Zarger: Brock University Intern

Posted Apr 30th, 2018

Kaylah Zarger began volunteering with Bethlehem Housing and Support Services as an intern in October of 2017. She heard of Bethlehem through one of her courses in the Business Communications program at Brock University.

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CFUW 44th Annual House Tour

CFUW 44th Annual House Tour

Posted Apr 26th, 2018

On Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 12pm – 5pm the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) will be hosting their 44th Annual House Tour.

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Jimi Russell: Dedicated Volunteer throughout Niagara Community

Jimi Russell: Dedicated Volunteer throughout Niagara Community

Posted Apr 20th, 2018

Jimi Russell is well known throughout the Niagara community for his continuous volunteer work.

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Empty Bowls 2018

Empty Bowls 2018

Posted Mar 20th, 2018

The 13th Annual Empty Bowls Event took place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Club Roma. This year's event was our most successful yet, raising $40,000 for programming and services at Bethlehem!

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Sue Anderson: February Housing Hero

Sue Anderson: February Housing Hero

Posted Feb 27th, 2018

Sue Anderson and her late husband John have supported Bethlehem Housing and Support Services since 1990. 

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13th Annual Empty Bowls Silent Auction

13th Annual Empty Bowls Silent Auction

Posted Feb 27th, 2018

We invite you take a look at some of the wonderful Silent Auction items that will be featured at our 13th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.

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Celebrating 30 Years

Celebrating 30 Years

Posted Feb 1st, 2018

For 30 years Bethlehem Place has been providing transitional housing and support programs to improve the quality of life for families in Niagara.

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Bethlehem's ELC Rebrands to EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Bethlehem's ELC Rebrands to EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Posted Jan 4th, 2018

Beginning January 2018, the three types of child and family centres, including Bethlehem's Early Learning Centre, will all become EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

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Canada Learning Bond

Canada Learning Bond

Posted Jan 4th, 2018

The Canada Learning Bond helps families living on lower incomes start saving for their children’s education.

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Home for Christmas with Bethlehem

Home for Christmas with Bethlehem

Posted Dec 21st, 2017

The children and families living at Bethlehem this Christmas experienced the generosity of our community this holiday season.  

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Dawn Gordon: Long Standing Volunteer

Dawn Gordon: Long Standing Volunteer

Posted Dec 20th, 2017

Dawn Gordon has been volunteering with Bethlehem Housing and Support Services for over 10 years.

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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Posted Dec 19th, 2017

Bethlehem's hours of operation over the holiday's (December 22 - January 1).

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Madison Kempf: Child & Family Centre Volunteer

Madison Kempf: Child & Family Centre Volunteer

Posted Dec 12th, 2017

Madison first heard about Bethlehem Housing and Support Services in June of 2016. After having done some research on Bethlehem, she was very intrigued by what we had to offer and decided to volunteer at our Child and Family Centre.

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A Guide to Year End Giving

A Guide to Year End Giving

Posted Dec 4th, 2017

Follow your heart and save money on income tax by contributing to charity this holiday season. Understanding how much tax you will save is an important part of your decision making process.

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