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.


Bethlehem Welcome's Andrea Home

Bethlehem Welcome's Andrea Home

Posted Aug 25th, 2020

On June 1, we opened the doors to 127 families at our new North Church Court location. Andrea has gone from barely being able to afford a hotel room, and living out of her suitcase, to now having a beautiful apartment. The opening of our new location has finally given Andrea and her newborn son the ability to grow together, and call North Church Court home.

Read more

Micheal's Story: My Ever Shrinking World

Micheal's Story: My Ever Shrinking World

Posted Aug 18th, 2020

On June 1, 2020 we opened the doors to our very first tenant who has courageously shared his story. Michael has been living in his new apartment for a few months and we have already witnessed a significant increase in his confidence and independence. His story is just one example of many on the positive impact that affordable housing has on the Niagara community. 

Read more

Supporting our Residents and Clients during COVID-19

Supporting our Residents and Clients during COVID-19

Posted Aug 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. 

Read more

Enercare provides Welcome Home Kits

Enercare provides Welcome Home Kits

Posted Jul 21st, 2020

Enercare partners with Bethlehem to provide Welcome Home Kits to families moving into the new supportive housing building at 111 Church Street, St. Catharines.

Read more

Seniors Giving Back - A National Movement Supporting Local Charities

Seniors Giving Back - A National Movement Supporting Local Charities

Posted Jul 21st, 2020

Our very first Housing Hero, Sue Anderson, is inviting Bethlehem’s Senior Donors to consider giving back the $300 tax-free subsidy that was issued by the Canadian Government in July to help cope with additional costs due to Covid.

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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!

Read more

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.  

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

'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.

Read more

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!

Read more

VIEW ALL POSTS IN THIS CATEGORY »

Make a Difference. Donate online, by mail or by phone.