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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
Volunteering During COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders

Volunteering During COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders

While New Bethany Ministries has 18 full-time employees, the organization truly relies on community volunteers to help us care for Lehigh Valley neighbors. As Pennsylvania rolled out a Stay at Home order, New Bethany faced a drastic volunteer shortage – 97% of its essential volunteer base decided to stay safe and stay home. The pandemic…

by on July 25, 2020
Employee Spotlight – Veronne Demesyeux

Employee Spotlight – Veronne Demesyeux

Meet Veronne Demesyeux, LMSW, New Bethany Ministries’ Director of Operations! She is responsible for the design and oversight of all of New Bethany’s programming and case-managed services. This includes food access, homeless prevention, transitional, and permanent housing programs. When reflecting on how her past employment has prepared her for the programs she develops at New…

by on June 10, 2020

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