Recent News & Events

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North Church Court building opens its doors to individuals and families offering a safe, supportive, and affordable place to call home.

North Church Court building opens its doors to individuals and families offering a safe, supportive, and affordable place to call home.

Posted Jun 4th, 2020

Starting June 1st and throughout the month of June, 127 households will be moving into their new homes in downtown St. Catharines at 111 Church Street. Many of these individuals and families have endured tremendous hardships during these unprecedented times. 

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Join Our Board of Directors

Join Our Board of Directors

Posted Jun 10th, 2020

Call for applications to join our Board of Directors. Bethlehem Housing and Support Services provides affordable housing and support services to individuals and families in Niagara.

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Bethlehem’s Unsung Heroes

Bethlehem’s Unsung Heroes

Posted Apr 13th, 2020

We are proud of our dedicated maintenance team who are working the front lines around the clock to ensure that our tenants are safe and that our buildings are exceptionally clean during this time of crisis. 

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Supporting our Residents and Clients during COVID-19

Supporting our Residents and Clients during COVID-19

Posted Apr 13th, 2020

During these extraordinary times we are working hard to ensure the safety of everyone at Bethlehem and to continue to provide support services for our residents and clients.  Our support services provide the most vulnerable in our community with the essential supports needed to maintain their housing stability. 

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A Message from Our Executive Director

A Message from Our Executive Director

Posted Apr 13th, 2020

I wanted to reach out and update you on what we are doing at Bethlehem to help our tenants and clients in these unprecedented times. Like you, our team is facing challenges at this time and are having to react to conditions that are rapidly changing. We are taking precautions for the safety and well‑being of our employees while maintaining capabilities to provide stable housing and support services for the most vulnerable in our community.

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Bethlehem's Response to COVID-19

Posted Mar 16th, 2020

Due to the growing concerns about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), in response to information provided by Niagara Region Public Health, Bethlehem has made changes to some of our programs and support services to promote safety.

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15th Anniversary of Empty Bowls 2020

15th Anniversary of Empty Bowls 2020

Posted Mar 11th, 2020

The 15th Annual Empty Bowls Event took place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Americana Conference Centre, Niagara Falls. This year's event was our most successful yet, raising $61,000 for programming and services at Bethlehem!

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An Outpouring of Generosity from the Community

An Outpouring of Generosity from the Community

Posted Dec 23rd, 2019

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

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A Guide to Year-End Giving

A Guide to Year-End Giving

Posted Dec 11th, 2019

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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2019 Early Learning and Child Care Awards of Excellence

2019 Early Learning and Child Care Awards of Excellence

Posted Dec 2nd, 2019

On November 19, 2019 the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC) hosted their annual Early Learning and Child Care Awards of Excellence. Our EarlyON Coordinator, Tiffany Grant was honoured with the EarlyON Child & Family Centres Practitioner Award. 

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2019 Women in Business Awards

2019 Women in Business Awards

Posted Dec 2nd, 2019

On November 8, 2019 the Women in Niagara Council hosted their 19th Annual Women in Business Awards at the Marriott on The Falls celebrating the contributions and achievements of women from across Niagara.  Our Executive Director, Lori Beech was honoured with the Community Impact Award.

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Emily Zwart - Brock Student Intern

Emily Zwart - Brock Student Intern

Posted Nov 29th, 2019

We are delighted to welcome our newest intern, Emily Zwart. Emily is in the Media and Communication Studies program at Brock University. During her time with Bethlehem, she hopes to gain experience and skills by actively participating in the creative process for developing communications and online promotions for our Housing Hero campaign and Empty Bowls fundraiser.

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Housing Hero Launch - Nov 22, 2019

Housing Hero Launch - Nov 22, 2019

Posted Nov 26th, 2019

On National Housing Day, November 22, 2019 we launched our Housing Hero Campaign in support of affordable housing and support services in Niagara.

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A Supportive Response From Regional Councillors

A Supportive Response From Regional Councillors

Posted Oct 29th, 2019

Following a presentation to share the Five-Year Review of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan to The Regional Municipality of Niagara’s Public Health & Social Services Committee on October 8th 2019, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services Executive Director Lori Beech noticed a substantial difference in the supportive response from regional councillors on the committee.

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'Crusher' Bike Racers Support Young Housing Heroes

'Crusher' Bike Racers Support Young Housing Heroes

Posted Oct 18th, 2019

The two inspired 11-year-olds knew that this year’s Energy Crusher Mountain Bike Race, held on September 29 as part of the Grape and Wine Festival line up, would be the perfect opportunity to find thirsty donors. The 25+ km enduro style race course includes lots of climbing, tight twisty single-track that should be challenging yet safe for all riders.

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Niagara Area Jeep Club Raises a $4000 Donation for Bethlehem

Niagara Area Jeep Club Raises a $4000 Donation for Bethlehem

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019

Niagara Area Jeep Club Raises a $4000 donation for Bethlehem. On August 24th, 2019 if you owned a Jeep, the challenge was to get it as covered in as much mud as possible!

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Changing Futures and Providing Fresh Starts

Changing Futures and Providing Fresh Starts

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019

Caring and genuine, the Enercare Fresh Start Program was developed with input from Enercare employees. They wanted to ensure that Fresh Start would provide significant support to the communities they lived and worked in. Recognizing that families who find themselves in a temporary housing due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances have little to no processions, the Enercare Fresh Start Program is designed to help families transitioning from temporary housing to a home of their own.   

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Junior Housing Hero Duo Raises Over $1500 During August 

Junior Housing Hero Duo Raises Over $1500 During August 

Posted Aug 29th, 2019

Older sibling Claire (10), has been fundraising for Bethlehem since her 8th birthday when she invited her guests to donate to Bethlehem instead of buying gifts. Claire followed this kind gesture with another donation a year and a half later with a similar Holiday donation.

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From Traumatic Childhood to Resilient Adulthood

From Traumatic Childhood to Resilient Adulthood

Posted Aug 28th, 2019

“We all don’t start with the same capacity.  If you have survived trauma, at some point you were given the tools to survive. What if you were never given the tools? Those are some of the people we support.” Rob Cammaert, Housing First Outreach Worker

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Hope For Affordable and Safe Housing

Hope For Affordable and Safe Housing

Posted Aug 7th, 2019

If you live at Bethlehem Place, you know Phil and chances are Phil knows you too.

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