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New Bethany Ministries Promotes Lupita Bonilla to Director of Residential Services

New Bethany Ministries (NBM), located in Bethlehem, PA, recently promoted staff member Lupita Bonilla to director of residential services. In her new role, Lupita will expand her duties by overseeing caretakers, residential advisor staff, and residential programs and providing resident case management. Lupita began her career as the transitional housing manager at NBM in December…

by on October 19, 2022

New Bethany Ministries to Hold 25th Annual Luminaria Night

New Bethany Ministries (NBM) will host its 25th annual Luminaria Night on December 10, 2022. All funds raised will benefit NBM’s mission to offer hope and support to those experiencing poverty, hunger, and homelessness. In 2021, $148,607.92 was raised through kit purchases and donations, with a total of 92,424 candles displayed throughout the Lehigh Valley. …

by on October 17, 2022

New Bethany Ministries Expands Housing Advocacy Program 

  With a generous grant, the organization has placed housing advocates in three additional Bethlehem Area School District schools. New Bethany Ministries (NBM) has partnered with the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) to expand its school presence. Members of the BASD school board recently approved increasing NBM housing advocate positions in three supplementary locations through…

by on October 17, 2022

Motivated By Growth: New Bethany’s Finance Team

To fulfill New Bethany Ministries’ mission of supporting those experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness, a strong finance team is vital to ensuring we can best serve our community with the funding we receive.    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Bethany Ministries has tripled in size, to be able to serve an ever increasing…

by on September 30, 2022

New Bethany Ministries to Host 31st Annual Souper Day

New Bethany Ministries (NBM) will hold its 31st annual Souper Day on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 12 PM at The Event Center at blue in Bethlehem, PA. Funds raised from the event will be used to support New Bethany’s ongoing efforts to combat housing and food insecurity in the Lehigh Valley.  “This year we…

by on September 7, 2022

New Bethany’s Choice Food Pantry: Feeding the Lehigh Valley

As part of New Bethany’s mission to end food insecurity in the Lehigh Valley, our Choice Food Pantry has provided Lehigh Valley community members in need with healthy and nutritious food items for many years. With the rise in grocery costs, the number of people the pantry serves has increased by 150%. For those experiencing…

by on August 24, 2022

Humans of New Bethany — Corey

When his marriage fell apart, Corey’s wife had custody of their two sons. When she was no longer able to care for them, he found himself without a place to stay and caring for his sons. He says he didn’t know which way to turn. As a hard-working forklift driver, asking for help was difficult…

by on August 17, 2022

Humans of New Bethany — Eugene

Human of New Bethany, Eugene, came to New Bethany in July 2020 when his employer discovered that he had been sleeping in his storage unit. Despite working a full-time job, Eugene couldn’t find affordable housing. Soon after he connected with New Bethany, Eugene was provided with a room through New Bethany’s Single Room Occupancy Program….

by on July 25, 2022

New Bethany Ministries Hires Director of Social Services

Cattima Millsap joins the team as supervisor of case management-based programming and staff. New Bethany Ministries (NBM), a local nonprofit providing basic-need services, housing, and support that lift individuals out of poverty, recently appointed Cattima Millsap as the new director of social services. In March 2022, Millsap began her journey with New Bethany Ministries’ social…

by on June 30, 2022

Humans of New Bethany — Edita

Edita’s biggest dream is for her daughter to get an education and have a career. That was her driving factor in leaving Ecuador for the United States. Upon arriving in Bethlehem, Edita and her daughter stayed with family members. School counselors noticed a more stable home environment was needed and connected Edita with New Bethany….

by on June 28, 2022

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