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Browse stories about the work of our organization, our volunteers, and other news that impacts housing support and social services in Niagara.


Giving Tuesday - November 28th, 2017

Giving Tuesday - November 28th, 2017

Posted Oct 30th, 2017 in News & Updates

The holiday season is just around the corner, and we invite you to kick it off with us on Giving Tuesday!

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Unanimous Vote by Region to Wave Development Charges

Unanimous Vote by Region to Wave Development Charges

Posted Oct 27th, 2017 in News & Updates, In the News, Affordable Housing Development Project

On Wednesday, October 18th, members of the region’s corporate services committee agreed unanimously to waive approximately $1 million in development charges for our new housing development.

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser | March 7, 2018

Empty Bowls Fundraiser | March 7, 2018

Posted Oct 26th, 2017 in News & Updates, Upcoming Events

Help end homelessness and reduce the impact of poverty across the Niagara Region by joining us at the 13th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem Housing and Support Services. At the event Niagara’s finest chefs prepare and serve their favourite soup in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters.

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Memorable Fresh Start Package Delivery for Enercare Staff

Memorable Fresh Start Package Delivery for Enercare Staff

Posted Oct 26th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Tammy and Melissa both work for Enercare’s Golden Horseshoe location. They first got involved with Bethlehem Housing & Support Services when Enercare partnered with the organization to provide personalized Fresh Start packages to families that live at Bethlehem Place.

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Diane: Kenmore Court Security Resident

Diane: Kenmore Court Security Resident

Posted Oct 20th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Diane has been living at Kenmore Court in Niagara Falls for more than eight years. She is one of the first residents to move into the building and has been a long-standing volunteer security resident.

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Drew Semple: Past Board Member

Drew Semple: Past Board Member

Posted Sep 29th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Drew is a long-term member of the St. Thomas Church, which is one of the downtown churches that helped to create Bethlehem Housing.

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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 New Website

CMSIntelligence Supports Bethlehem Housing with New Website

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, Upcoming Events, DIY Events, 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, In the News, Affordable Housing Development Project

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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