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