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.


Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News, 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, 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

There must be some very powerful reasons to avoid a Will because so many people continue to die without one.

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Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Posted May 12th, 2017 in News, Naturalized Playground Project

As our lead sponsor for the project, Wise Guys Charity Fund provided $20,000 for the Naturalized Playground project at our Bethlehem Place location.

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CFUW 43rd Annual House Tour

CFUW 43rd Annual House Tour

Posted May 5th, 2017 in News, Upcoming Events, DIY Events

On Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 12pm-5pm, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) will be hosting its 43rd Annual House Tour!

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Brock Staff & Faculty Volunteer

Brock Staff & Faculty Volunteer

Posted Apr 28th, 2017 in News, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project, In the News

During National Volunteer Week, we had over 40 volunteers from Brock University’s Staff and Faculty to help begin prepping the site for the revitalization and redevelopment of the Bethlehem Place playground and extended yard, to create an inclusive naturalized environment and play area.

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Niagara College Broadcasting Students

Niagara College Broadcasting Students

Posted Apr 27th, 2017 in News, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project

A group of second year students in the Niagara College Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film Program created an informative and promotional video for the Bethlehem Place Naturalized Playground.

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Remembering Richard (Dick) Halverson

Remembering Richard (Dick) Halverson

Posted Apr 25th, 2017 in News, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project

As a founding member and a long-standing friend of Bethlehem Housing, we felt that it was important for us to use any donations made in memory of Dick in a way that would reflect his passions and dedication to Bethlehem.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Posted Apr 21st, 2017 in News, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project

The renovation to our 28-year-old playground began on Tuesday, April 18th thanks to the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).

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Matching Gift Campaign Update

Matching Gift Campaign Update

Posted Apr 3rd, 2017 in News

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Matching Gift Campaign over the last few months. We are excited to announce that thanks to all of your generous donations and support, the Billes Family has invested $100,000 towards our Future Housing Fund!

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Canada Learning Bond Opportunity

Canada Learning Bond Opportunity

Posted Mar 29th, 2017 in News

We’re excited to tell you about a newly launched initiative that will help lower-income families access the Canada Learning Bond (CLB).

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Naturalized playground coming soon to Bethlehem Place!

Naturalized playground coming soon to Bethlehem Place!

Posted Feb 17th, 2017 in News, Upcoming Events, Archive

Our Early Learning Centre’s playground at Bethlehem Place will soon be receiving a complete makeover.

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Congratulation's Catherine on your Retirement!

Congratulation's Catherine on your Retirement!

Posted Jan 31st, 2017 in News

On Tuesday, January 24th we celebrated Catherine Chambers and her 25 years of working with Bethlehem Housing before she leaves for her much-earned retirement.

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Celebrating 29 Years with Joan Gordon

Celebrating 29 Years with Joan Gordon

Posted Dec 16th, 2016 in News

Joan first began working at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, then known as Bethlehem Projects, in January of 1988.

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Posted Nov 29th, 2016 in News

Giving Tuesday! Join the movement dedicated to giving back!

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser | March 8, 2017

Empty Bowls Fundraiser | March 8, 2017

Posted Nov 27th, 2016 in News, Upcoming Events

Help end homelessness and reduce the impact of poverty across the Niagara Region by joining us at the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser for Bethlehem Housing and Support Services. Sample fare from Niagara’s finest chefs as they prepare and serve their favourite soup in one-of-a-kind bowls created by local potters.

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National Housing Day

National Housing Day

Posted Nov 25th, 2016 in News, Homelessness, Poverty

Tuesday, November 22nd was National Housing Day! We all need to stand up for improving access to the affordable rental housing market that is primarily targeted to low income renter households, vulnerable populations and hard to house individuals and families.

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Calling all Chefs!

Calling all Chefs!

Posted Oct 27th, 2016 in News, Upcoming Events

You’re invited to participate in Bethlehem Housing and Support Services’ 12th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser taking place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Club Roma in St. Catharines.

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2015-2016 Annual Report: Year in Review

2015-2016 Annual Report: Year in Review

Posted Oct 18th, 2016 in News, Annual Reports

This past year included the developmental work for an operations plan that will execute the three core commitments in our strategic plan. Browse our 2015-2016 Annual Report for details.

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Thank You to Our Donors

Thank You to Our Donors

Posted Aug 22nd, 2016 in News

Thank you to people and organizations who have supported Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, with special thanks to those who have donated $500 and over between April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

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