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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, 20189 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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A Strong Sense of Community Contributes to Stability for Tenants

A Strong Sense of Community Contributes to Stability for Tenants

Posted Jul 12th, 2019

Coffee Time is enjoyed weekly by tenants of Kenmore Court, our permanent housing building in Niagara Falls.  

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Housing First Outreach Worker

Housing First Outreach Worker

Posted Jun 18th, 2019

Our Community Outreach Worker Rob has an impressive 22 year history of navigating housing and homeless supports in Niagara.

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The Art Of Giving

The Art Of Giving

Posted Jun 3rd, 2019

Our Housing Hero Lynne Mawson lends her talent and time to support Bethlehem Housing and Support Services

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Taking a Leadership Role in the Business Community

Taking a Leadership Role in the Business Community

Posted Apr 29th, 2019

Taking a leadership role in the business community as Bethlehem's Executive Director, Lori Beech, took part in a discussion panel at The State of The Region 2019

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Purchase Your Tickets Today For a Chance to WIN $1600 in Gas and Groceries

Purchase Your Tickets Today For a Chance to WIN $1600 in Gas and Groceries

Posted Apr 29th, 2019

Our Every Day Essentials Raffle draws light to the challenges faced by those waiting for affordable housing in Niagara. Purchase your ticket for $10 to get a chance to win $1600 in gas and groceries. Draw takes place on August 30th, 2019.

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JOB Posting - EARLYON CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE - Summer Student Position

JOB Posting - EARLYON CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE - Summer Student Position

Posted Apr 23rd, 2019

Through the Canada Summer Jobs program we are looking for an Early Childhood Educator Assistant for our EarlyON Child & Family Centre at Bethlehem Place. Apply by Monday, May 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm

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CFUW 2019 Annual House Tour

CFUW 2019 Annual House Tour

Posted Apr 22nd, 2019

On Sunday, May 5th, 2019 from 12pm – 5pm the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) will be hosting their 45th Annual House Tour in the Niagara Region.

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Educational Estate Planning Event - April 17, 2019

Educational Estate Planning Event - April 17, 2019

Posted Mar 29th, 2019

Through a partnership with the Niagara Community Foundation’s Legacy Partners Program, Bethlehem Housing and Support Services is introducing an educational series on Values-Based Estate Planning. This educational series is open to anyone who wishes to explore Tax-Wise Giving and Legacy Planning.

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Theo Lively: Intake Support Worker

Theo Lively: Intake Support Worker

Posted Mar 29th, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our Intake Support team. Theo Lively brings with her years of practice working with marginalized populations in our community. 

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