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.


Lindsay McKillop: Community Engagement Coordinator

Lindsay McKillop: Community Engagement Coordinator

Posted Oct 1st, 2018

Congratulations and farewell to Lindsay McKillop our Community Engagement Coordinator as she moves on to further her career in event management.

Read more

More than five million spare bedrooms a major contributor to housing crisis

More than five million spare bedrooms a major contributor to housing crisis

Posted Oct 1st, 2018

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada posted an insightful article about the downsizing delay of aging Canadians contributing to a growing housing crisis around the country.

Read more

The Foster Festival: Local Heroes Initiative

The Foster Festival: Local Heroes Initiative

Posted Aug 31st, 2018

The Foster Festival’s Local Heroes Initiative partnered with Bethlehem Housing and Support Services for the second summer, by providing free tickets for our residents to attend all three shows.

Read more

Jordan Versluis: Creative Director at CMSIntelligence

Jordan Versluis: Creative Director at CMSIntelligence

Posted Aug 24th, 2018

Jordan Versluis volunteered with Bethlehem by contributing his graphic design talent, web development skills and creative flair to help build our new Housing Hero website.

Read more

John Lee: Bethlehem's Board President

John Lee: Bethlehem's Board President

Posted Aug 1st, 2018

As the Director of the HOMES Programs for Good Shepherd in Hamilton and the Board President for Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, John Lee is a passionate advocate about the issues of poverty and the affordable housing crisis the Niagara Region is facing.

Read more

Low Vacancy and High Rent Costs in Niagara

Low Vacancy and High Rent Costs in Niagara

Posted Jul 25th, 2018

Niagara This Week released an extremely educational article on how low vacancy rates and soaring rent costs are impacting homelessness in Niagara.

Read more

Housing Hero Days at Safari Niagara

Housing Hero Days at Safari Niagara

Posted Jun 28th, 2018

Join us from August 7th to August 9th at Safari Niagara for Housing Hero Days! Tickets on sale for a special price of $20 per person, with $5 donated back to Bethlehem.

Read more

Celebrating 30 Years with Laura Arbour

Celebrating 30 Years with Laura Arbour

Posted Jun 28th, 2018

Laura first began working at Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, then known as Bethlehem Projects, on May 1, 1988. Now 30 years later, Laura says she has never imagined working anywhere else.

Read more

30th Anniversary Celebration Event

30th Anniversary Celebration Event

Posted Jun 4th, 2018

On Wednesday, May 30th Bethlehem Housing and Support Services celebrated 30 years of service!

Read more

Domenic and Lisa: Fashion in Bloom Organizers

Domenic and Lisa: Fashion in Bloom Organizers

Posted May 25th, 2018

Lisa McLeod and Domenic Cortese have been organizing the Fashion in Bloom fundraiser for the last few years. This year's 2018 event raised over $1400 for Bethlehem!

Read more

Kaylah Zarger: Brock University Intern

Kaylah Zarger: Brock University Intern

Posted Apr 30th, 2018

Kaylah Zarger began volunteering with Bethlehem Housing and Support Services as an intern in October of 2017. She heard of Bethlehem through one of her courses in the Business Communications program at Brock University.

Read more

CFUW 44th Annual House Tour

CFUW 44th Annual House Tour

Posted Apr 26th, 2018

On Sunday, May 6th, 2018 from 12pm – 5pm the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) will be hosting their 44th Annual House Tour.

Read more

Jimi Russell: Dedicated Volunteer throughout Niagara Community

Jimi Russell: Dedicated Volunteer throughout Niagara Community

Posted Apr 20th, 2018

Jimi Russell is well known throughout the Niagara community for his continuous volunteer work.

Read more

Empty Bowls 2018

Empty Bowls 2018

Posted Mar 20th, 2018

The 13th Annual Empty Bowls Event took place on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Club Roma. This year's event was our most successful yet, raising $40,000 for programming and services at Bethlehem!

Read more

Sue Anderson: February Housing Hero

Sue Anderson: February Housing Hero

Posted Feb 27th, 2018

Sue Anderson and her late husband John have supported Bethlehem Housing and Support Services since 1990. 

Read more

13th Annual Empty Bowls Silent Auction

13th Annual Empty Bowls Silent Auction

Posted Feb 27th, 2018

We invite you take a look at some of the wonderful Silent Auction items that will be featured at our 13th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.

Read more

Celebrating 30 Years

Celebrating 30 Years

Posted Feb 1st, 2018

For 30 years Bethlehem Place has been providing transitional housing and support programs to improve the quality of life for families in Niagara.

Read more

Bethlehem's ELC Rebrands to EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Bethlehem's ELC Rebrands to EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Posted Jan 4th, 2018

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.

Read more

Canada Learning Bond

Canada Learning Bond

Posted Jan 4th, 2018

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

Read more

Home for Christmas with Bethlehem

Home for Christmas with Bethlehem

Posted Dec 21st, 2017

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

Read more

VIEW ALL POSTS IN THIS CATEGORY »

Make a Difference. Donate online, by mail or by phone.