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.


Building the Base: Annual Report 2016-2017

Building the Base: Annual Report 2016-2017

Posted Jul 14th, 2017 in News & Updates, Annual Reports

We are "Building the Base" for a strong foundation that will meet the emerging needs of the community for new affordable housing, programs, supports, and services. Browse our 2016-2017 Annual Report for details.

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New Affordable Housing Development

New Affordable Housing Development

Posted Jul 13th, 2017 in News & Updates

Thanks to a unanimous vote from City Council on Monday, July 10th, our proposed development of 128 units for 111 Church Street will be moving forward.

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First Enercare Fresh Start Package Delivered in Niagara

First Enercare Fresh Start Package Delivered in Niagara

Posted Jul 6th, 2017 in News & Updates

On Thursday, July 6th the first Enercare Fresh Start Package was delivered to a family that recently moved out of Bethlehem’s transitional housing program into permanent housing.

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Naturalized Playground Grand Opening

Naturalized Playground Grand Opening

Posted Jun 30th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand opening of our Naturalized Playground at Bethlehem Place on Tuesday, June 27th!

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Bethlehem's Housing Heroes

Bethlehem's Housing Heroes

Posted Jun 29th, 2017 in News & Updates, Homelessness

We are very pleased to launch our Housing Hero concept to increase awareness, interest, and participation of the community in the issues of housing and homelessness.

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A Day in the Life of a Bethlehem Community Support Workers

A Day in the Life of a Bethlehem Community Support Workers

Posted Jun 28th, 2017 in News & Updates

Mayra’s journey as a Community Support Worker (CSW) with Bethlehem Housing and Support Services began three years ago after graduating from the Social Service Worker program at Niagara College.

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Bethlehem Place Community Garden

Bethlehem Place Community Garden

Posted Jun 20th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

On June 19th some of the individuals and families at Bethlehem Place, our transitional housing program, created a community garden for residents to grow and harvest their own fresh produce.

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General Motors St. Catharines Employees Volunteer

General Motors St. Catharines Employees Volunteer

Posted Jun 12th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

On Thursday, June 8, we had an amazing team of volunteers from the General Motors St. Catharines Plant help with the final touches of our Naturalized Playground.

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Foster Festival Local Heroes Initiative

Foster Festival Local Heroes Initiative

Posted Jun 8th, 2017 in News & Updates

On June 6, Bethlehem Housing joined the Foster Festival and Wise Guys Charity Fund at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre to commemorate the Festival’s Local Heroes Initiative.

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The Enercare Fresh Start Program

The Enercare Fresh Start Program

Posted Jun 2nd, 2017 in News & Updates

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Enercare, to deliver personalized Fresh Start packages to the families that live at Bethlehem Place.

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Why a Naturalized Playground

Why a Naturalized Playground

Posted May 31st, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Natural play environments have advantages over purpose-built playgrounds because they stimulate more diverse physical activity and creative play.

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Merritton Lions Club, May Court Club of St. Catharines, Land Care Niagara – Naturalized Playground Bronze Sponsors

Merritton Lions Club, May Court Club of St. Catharines, Land Care Niagara – Naturalized Playground Bronze Sponsors

Posted May 26th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Thank you so much to the Merritton Lions Club, the May Court Club of St. Catharines, and Land Care Niagara for partnering with our Naturalized Playground Project as bronze sponsors. All three organizations provided funds or in-kind donations valued at $2,000 each.

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Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

As our gold sponsor for the Naturalized Playground renovation at Bethlehem Place, Niagara Community Foundation (NCF) generously provided a grant $10,000 towards the project.

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Meridian Credit Union – Naturalized Playground Corporate Sponsor

Meridian Credit Union – Naturalized Playground Corporate Sponsor

Posted May 19th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Meridian Credit Union has partnered with our Bethlehem Place Naturalized Playground project as our Corporate Sponsor by providing $15,000.

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Five Reasons to Die Without a Will

Five Reasons to Die Without a Will

Posted May 18th, 2017 in News & Updates

There must be some very powerful reasons to avoid a Will because so many people continue to die without one.

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Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Posted May 12th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

As our lead sponsor for the project, Wise Guys Charity Fund provided $20,000 for the Naturalized Playground project at our Bethlehem Place location.

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CFUW 43rd Annual House Tour

CFUW 43rd Annual House Tour

Posted May 5th, 2017 in News & Updates, Upcoming Events, DIY Events

On Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 12pm-5pm, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) will be hosting its 43rd Annual House Tour!

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Brock University Staff & Faculty Volunteer

Brock University Staff & Faculty Volunteer

Posted Apr 28th, 2017 in News & Updates, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project, In the News

During National Volunteer Week, we had over 40 volunteers from Brock University’s Staff and Faculty to help begin prepping the site for the revitalization and redevelopment of the Bethlehem Place playground and extended yard, to create an inclusive naturalized environment and play area.

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Niagara College Broadcasting Students

Niagara College Broadcasting Students

Posted Apr 27th, 2017 in News & Updates, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project

A group of second year students in the Niagara College Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film Program created an informative and promotional video for the Bethlehem Place Naturalized Playground.

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Remembering Richard (Dick) Halverson

Remembering Richard (Dick) Halverson

Posted Apr 25th, 2017 in News & Updates, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project

As a founding member and a long-standing friend of Bethlehem Housing, we felt that it was important for us to use any donations made in memory of Dick in a way that would reflect his passions and dedication to Bethlehem.

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