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.


Bethlehem's ELC Rebrands to EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Bethlehem's ELC Rebrands to EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Posted Jan 4th, 2018 in News & Updates

Beginning January 2018, the three types of child and family centres, including Bethlehem's Early Learning Centre, will all become EarlyON Child and Family Centres.

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Canada Learning Bond

Canada Learning Bond

Posted Jan 4th, 2018 in News & Updates

The Canada Learning Bond helps families living on lower incomes start saving for their children’s education.

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Home for Christmas with Bethlehem

Home for Christmas with Bethlehem

Posted Dec 21st, 2017 in News & Updates

The children and families living at Bethlehem this Christmas experienced the generosity of our community this holiday season.  

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Dawn Gordon: Long Standing Volunteer

Dawn Gordon: Long Standing Volunteer

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

Dawn Gordon has been volunteering with Bethlehem Housing and Support Services for over 10 years.

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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Posted Dec 19th, 2017 in News & Updates

Bethlehem's hours of operation over the holiday's (December 22 - January 1).

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Madison Kempf: Child & Family Centre Volunteer

Madison Kempf: Child & Family Centre Volunteer

Posted Dec 12th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero

Madison first heard about Bethlehem Housing and Support Services in June of 2016. After having done some research on Bethlehem, she was very intrigued by what we had to offer and decided to volunteer at our Child and Family Centre.

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A Guide to Year End Giving

A Guide to Year End Giving

Posted Dec 4th, 2017 in News & Updates

Follow your heart and save money on income tax by contributing to charity this holiday season. Understanding how much tax you will save is an important part of your decision making process.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony of New Affordable Housing Development

Groundbreaking Ceremony of New Affordable Housing Development

Posted Nov 23rd, 2017 in News & Updates, Affordable Housing Development Project

On Wednesday, November 22, the community came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of our new affordable housing development in downtown St. Catharines.

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Mayor Walter Sendzik Discusses New Development Project

Mayor Walter Sendzik Discusses New Development Project

Posted Nov 20th, 2017 in News & Updates, Housing Hero, Affordable Housing Development Project

St. Catharines Mayor, Walter Sendzik, is a strong supporter for finding solutions to the affordable housing issue in Niagara. He is also a big supporter of our new development project on 111 Church Street in St. Catharines.

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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, Volunteers, 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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