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New Bethany Ministries Expands Housing Assistance Program Team

New Bethany Ministries Expands Housing Assistance Program Team

New Bethany Ministries Expands Housing Assistance Program Team Emily Forrester promoted to Housing Assistance Coordinator. New Bethany Ministries (NBM) named Emily Forrester Housing Assistance Coordinator after beginning her time with NBM a year and a half ago as an evening and weekend caretaker. Forrester is now responsible for managing the Eviction Prevention Program by assigning…

by on November 9, 2020
Board Member Spotlight – Joanne Anderson

Board Member Spotlight – Joanne Anderson

Meet Joanne Anderson, recently retired New Bethany Ministries Board Member. Joanne made the decision to get involved over 20 years ago after attending a holiday party benefiting children living here. Impressed and touched by the way the children and parents were cared for, she was determined to join our mission.  Along with her 3 ½…

by on October 23, 2020
Employee Spotlight – Lilina Kelhart

Employee Spotlight – Lilina Kelhart

Meet Lilina Kelhart, Representative Payee for New Bethany Ministries. She’s been a part of the New Bethany family for over twenty years. Lili originally learned about New Bethany from a newspaper ad and decided to investigate. She was inspired to join because of New Bethany’s mission to help the community by providing warm meals and…

by on October 23, 2020
Humans of New Bethany – Jason, Jeremy & Samantha

Humans of New Bethany – Jason, Jeremy & Samantha

Our Transitional Housing Program is one of the few family-based emergency shelters in the region. Clients enrolled in the Family Transitional Housing program live in our Transitional Housing Facility and work with a Case Manager on action steps to move towards stability and self-sufficiency. Human of New Bethany, Jason, took custody of his 17-month nephew…

by on October 10, 2020
New Bethany Ministries receives grant from the PPL Foundation for Mollard Hospitality Meal Center and Choice Food Pantry

New Bethany Ministries receives grant from the PPL Foundation for Mollard Hospitality Meal Center and Choice Food Pantry

Bethlehem, PA. September 1, 2020 New Bethany Ministries is pleased to announce that they have received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Mollard Hospitality Meal Center which serves nearly 3,000 individuals yearly with a warm meal, shower, laundry and mail services. The funds will also benefit New Bethany’s Choice…

by on October 10, 2020
Employee Spotlight – Guadalupe “Lupita” Bonilla

Employee Spotlight – Guadalupe “Lupita” Bonilla

Meet Guadalupe “Lupita” Bonilla, Family Housing Manager for New Bethany Ministries. Lupita manages our twelve-room shelter that accommodates families facing homelessness placed at New Bethany by local Children and Youth services. When Lupita discovered job openings at New Bethany, she researched the organization and quickly became determined to join the team. Having a true passion…

by on October 10, 2020
Humans of New Bethany – Shequita & Ms. Dittrich

Humans of New Bethany – Shequita & Ms. Dittrich

New Bethany owns and manages permanent rental housing solutions. In South Bethlehem, Wyandotte Apartments offer 7 apartments for formerly homeless families or individuals. We also offer Single Room Occupancy in Bethlehem, Coplay, and Allentown.  Human of New Bethany, Shequita, came to New Bethany with her three daughters, fleeing a domestic violence situation and looking to…

by on September 22, 2020
Employee Spotlight – Denise O’Connor

Employee Spotlight – Denise O’Connor

New Bethany Ministries office manager, Denise O’Connor, joined the team 6 months ago, immediately before COVID-19 hit. In her role, Denise handles day-to-day office activities and communicates and manages many client activities. She is responsible for providing guidance and assistance with the many programs that New Bethany offers. Denise is often the first point of…

by on September 10, 2020
Employee Spotlight – Emily Forrester

Employee Spotlight – Emily Forrester

Meet Emily Forrester, a staff member who was promoted to case manager after the onset of COVID, after a year and a half as evening and weekend caretaker. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Emily has been assisting individuals and families in the Comfort Suites Transitional Housing Program. Thanks to a partnership between the City of Bethlehem…

by on August 10, 2020
Humans of New Bethany – Maria

Humans of New Bethany – Maria

New Bethany proudly provides Case-Managed Care to those who need it. We offer rental and general assistance to homeless or soon-to-be homeless individuals and families. Additionally, we provide support services – job search and training, referrals for counseling, life skills, housing search, and support applying for mainstream benefits.  Meet Maria – a South Bethlehem resident…

by on August 10, 2020

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