Bethlehem Housing and Support Services Annual Report 2013-14

Poverty and lack of affordable housing affects us all!

The overall housing system and lack of affordable housing, coupled with economic and low employment conditions, affects all Niagara residents. There are some population groups that face additional challenges related to housing and supports such as seniors, new immigrants and refugees, physically and mentally disabled, victims of domestic violence and poverty.

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services is a multi-service organization that provides housing and targeted programs, supports and services for those individuals and families who are designated homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to issues with poverty, physical disability, mental health, domestic violence and family breakdown. Many of these population groups typically have
lower incomes compared to the population in general. Many must rely on social assistance and this is insufficient to affordably cover average market rents and often require additional supports to allow them to live independently and accessing supports can be another challenge.

Published by: Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, info@bethlehemhousing.ca

Publication Date: July, 2014

View Bethlehem Housing and Support Services Annual Report 2013-14

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May
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siberXchange Live Online Summit @ Online
May 28 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for the siberXchange Live online summit. With a goal to recreate the in-person conference experience across a virtual ecosystem, this conference is an innovative and safer avenue to connect experts with the businesses and communities that need their services. From addressing the surge in COVID-19 ransomware to effectively solutioning access, this is the summit of the hour! Other topics include securing mental health, business continuity and women in cybersecurity. There are even topics for kids such as learning how to code and Cyberday 4 girls! (session for girls 14-18). All for free! You simply need to register!

This online event is hosted by siberXchange

May
29
Fri
The 5Five5Challenge-Pathstone Foundation @ Online Fundraiser
May 29 all-day

We need YOU, your family, your business, your club to come together. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect affecting three of the biggest stressors on a person’s mental health. All of our community events that support the work we do have been canceled, yet we are still here, doing our best to support kids and families across Niagara who rely on our services to support their mental health. This year, we won’t come close to answering the call without your help.

Join our challenge and donate $5, invite 5 friends, and make a 5-minute video of your most fun and awesome talents and submit them.

This fundraiser is brought to you by the Pathstone Foundation

May
30
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Stress Management with Self-Hypnosis @ Webinar
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

There is a lot of stress going around right now due to the COVID19 Pandemic. Join me online and learn how to Rest, Recover, and Re-Energize using Self-Hypnosis and Mindfulness techniques.
Part #1 is on May 30 2020 and Part #2 is on June 13 2020 from 9.30am to 10.30am on both days. The events are educational.

You can join and learn on either or both days.

The link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you the day before the webinar.

This online event is brought to you by Dr. David Murphy. Dr. David Murphy is a Physician Psychotherapist based in Leamington, Ontario, Canada, who has more than 25 years experience promoting Wellness by helping individuals to resolve mental health problems and mental health issues and learn how to take care of their physical health.

Dr. Murphy offers a holistic approach to wellness and health maintenance and recognizes that the health of the mind and the health of the body are intertwined.

Jun
1
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Celebrate Local Food Week in Ontario @ Community Event
Jun 1 – Jun 6 all-day

Celebrate Local Food Week in Ontario

Ontario’s Local Food Week takes place from June 1st – 6th, 2020.

It’s an important time as ever to support local! Celebrate the first week of June by making a special effort to buy local, support local businesses, and thank our hard-working producers across the province.

For more information about Ontario’s Local Food Approach Here

For a list of local businesses in Niagara in need of support visit here

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge For the Month of June @ Alzheimer Society Niagara Region
Jun 1 all-day

Starting June 1, 2020, every $1 donation made to The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region = 1 ballot for the Alzheimer Society to try to win $20,000!!

MORE ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE
Every $1 donated IN JUNE is an automatic entry for The Alzheimer Society Niagara Region to win (minimum $3 donation required)

Challenge begins June 1, 2020 at midnight and ends on June 30, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Grand prize draw is on CANADA DAY, July 1, 2020 – $20,000 will be donated to the winning charity.

Thank you for helping us win these much-needed funds!

Locked In but not Locked Out (5-Weeks Online) @ Webinar
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A 5 Week online group facilitated by experts – using the following strategies to help you as we live through this new “normal”.

May 4 – Week 1 – Painting
May 11- Week 2 – Diet & Nutrition
May 18 -Week 3 – Keep Fit
May 25 – Week 4 – Music
June 1 – Week 5 – Journaling

This online event is brought to you by Elpizo Counselling Services

Ongoing COVID-19 Grief Support @ Online
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is a resource for anyone who is pressing on in the midst of this global pandemic, in spite of their overwhelming sense of loss.

WE SEE YOU ❤️ YOU DON’T HAVE TO JOURNEY ALONE

These are 6-Week volunteer-driven resources created by Derek Scott, Founder of IFSCA, Certified IFS Therapist and Social Worker (www.IFSCA.ca).

The Grief Corps is a Canadian initiative that will be available for free to any resident of Canada who has lost someone to COVID-19.

All of the resources on the site, however, are available to anyone that may wish to make use of them. These Short-term Online Bereavement Support Groups are meant to help people cope with the COVID 19 Pandemic.

This online group is brought to you by Derek Scott, founder of the IFSCA

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