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New Bethany Ministries Receives Grant from PPL Foundation for Housing Advocacy

The generous $20,000 grant will go towards housing advocacy for low-income households.  New Bethany Ministries (NBM) is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support NBM’s Housing Advocacy program by funding half the salary of one housing advocate.  NBM’s Housing Advocacy Program was initially announced last…

by on January 25, 2023

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

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

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

New Bethany Ministries Transitional Housing Program Undergoes Facelift

Local businesses, organizations, and foundations together helped “makeover ” living spaces for families experiencing homelessness.  New Bethany Ministries (NBM) initiated change within the transitional housing program through grants awarded through five local organizations. The contributions directly benefit NBM’s Transitional Housing Program (THP) and will help the organization continue to provide housing to clients in need.  …

by on May 24, 2022

New Bethany Ministries Expands Finance Team

Kim Kressman fulfills the newly created position of finance assistant. New Bethany Ministries (NBM), a local nonprofit providing basic-need services, housing, and support that lift individuals out of poverty, recently appointed Kim Kressman as finance assistant. In January 2022, Kressman started in the role to support New Bethanys’ Finance and Administration department. She maintains financial…

by on April 27, 2022

New Bethany Ministries Hires Development Team

Two new employees will help increase the organization’s impact with donors, fundraising, and grants. New Bethany Ministries (NBM), a local nonprofit providing basic-need services, housing, and support that lift individuals out of poverty, recently appointed Chris Cassidy, director of development and planning, and Tim Burke, donor engagement officer. These new additions make up the New…

by on April 27, 2022

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