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.


Instilling Philanthropy in Youth

Instilling Philanthropy in Youth

Posted Sep 20th, 2017 in News & Updates

Research studies show young people are conceptualizing giving and volunteering in different ways. They are challenging charities to rethink how they talk about their work and appeal to young donors and volunteers.

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CMSIntelligence supports Bethlehem Housing with a website and brand messaging that makes a difference

CMSIntelligence supports Bethlehem Housing with a website and brand messaging that makes a difference

Posted Sep 15th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

CMSIntelligence partnered with Bethlehem Housing and Support Services in October of 2016 to help us build our new website and print materials.

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Emily and Joe Barry

Emily and Joe Barry

Posted Aug 30th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Emily and Joe Barry are proud supporters of Bethlehem Housing and Support Services and have been donating since 2014.

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Claire Fish: Bethlehem's Youngest Housing Hero

Claire Fish: Bethlehem's Youngest Housing Hero

Posted Aug 15th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Claire Fish is currently Bethlehem’s youngest Housing Hero at the age of only eight years old!

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Cam & Sarah Donate Graphic Design Talent

Cam & Sarah Donate Graphic Design Talent

Posted Aug 4th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Cam and Sarah are graphic designers at Brand BLVD who generously donated their time and talent to create our new Housing Hero logo!

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On-Site Dental Hygiene Program

On-Site Dental Hygiene Program

Posted Jul 21st, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Born and raised in the Niagara region, Susanne felt she wanted to become more involved within the community. With more than 30 years of experience in the dental industry, Susanne decided to give back to the community by providing services she was familiar with and passionate about. 

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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, Housing Hero

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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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, Housing Hero

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, Housing Hero

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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