News, Stories & Updates

News, Stories & Updates

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A Supportive Response From Regional Councillors

A Supportive Response From Regional Councillors

Posted Oct 29th, 2019 in News & Updates, Homelessness, Housing Heroes, Housing Crisis

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.

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'Crusher' Bike Racers Support Young Housing Heroes

'Crusher' Bike Racers Support Young Housing Heroes

Posted Oct 18th, 2019 in News & Updates, DIY Events, Housing Heroes

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.

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Niagara Area Jeep Club Raises a $4000 Donation for Bethlehem

Niagara Area Jeep Club Raises a $4000 Donation for Bethlehem

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019 in News & Updates, Events, Past Events, DIY Events, Housing Heroes

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!

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Changing Futures and Providing Fresh Starts

Changing Futures and Providing Fresh Starts

Posted Sep 23rd, 2019 in News & Updates, Client Stories, Donor Stories, Housing Heroes

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.   

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Junior Housing Hero Duo Raises Over $1500 During August 

Junior Housing Hero Duo Raises Over $1500 During August 

Posted Aug 29th, 2019 in News & Updates, Housing Heroes

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.

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From Traumatic Childhood to Resilient Adulthood

From Traumatic Childhood to Resilient Adulthood

Posted Aug 28th, 2019 in News & Updates, Homelessness, Housing Crisis

“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

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Hope For Affordable and Safe Housing

Hope For Affordable and Safe Housing

Posted Aug 7th, 2019 in News & Updates, Housing Crisis

If you live at Bethlehem Place, you know Phil and chances are Phil knows you too.

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A Strong Sense of Community Contributes to Stability for Tenants

A Strong Sense of Community Contributes to Stability for Tenants

Posted Jul 12th, 2019 in News & Updates, Housing Crisis

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

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Housing First Outreach Worker

Housing First Outreach Worker

Posted Jun 18th, 2019 in News & Updates, Housing Heroes, Housing Crisis

Our Community Outreach Worker Rob has an impressive 22 year history of navigating housing and homeless supports in Niagara.

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The Art Of Giving

The Art Of Giving

Posted Jun 3rd, 2019 in News & Updates, Housing Heroes, Housing Crisis

Our Housing Hero Lynne Mawson lends her talent and time to support Bethlehem Housing and Support Services

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