Board Member Highlight – Jane Patriarca

Meet Board of Directors member Jane Patriarca, Crayola’s vice president of product integrity and process development. Jane first learned about New Bethany from a co-worker during Crayola’s United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley campaign season. After discovering that New Bethany is one of the organizations Crayola benefits through their United Way annual contributions, she…

by on June 2, 2023

Board Member Highlight – Hector Gonzalez

Meet Hector Gonzalez, a member of New Bethany’s Board of Directors. Ten years ago, Hector experienced a difficult season in his life, leading to homelessness. In the winter of 2012, he learned about New Bethany through a friend who told him about their free meal services for those in need. Hector came to New Bethany,…

by on May 2, 2023

New Bethany Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

New Bethany, a local nonprofit providing street-level human  services, housing, and support that lifts individuals out of poverty, recently appointed Hector Gonzalez and Jane Patriarca to its Board of Directors.  A Production Associate at Just Born Quality Confections,, Hector is responsible for ensuring products meet quality standards in a manufacturing setting. As a previous client…

by on April 26, 2023

New Bethany Elects New Board of Directors Executive Committee

New Bethany, a local nonprofit, has appointed a new executive committee on its Board of Directors. New Bethany meets people where they are by offering wraparound services designed to remove barriers and assist individuals and families in reaching self-sufficiency. The six professionals personify New Bethany’s mission of offering hope and support to our neighbors who…

by on April 19, 2023

New Bethany Receives $65,000 Neighborhood Assistance Program Grant

Bethlehem nonprofit New Bethany Ministries (NBM) has been awarded $65,000 from the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Two local businesses, B. Braun and Client 1st Financial, made these funds possible. NBM extends its gratitude to these businesses for their partnership and for seeing the need for more assistance in the Lehigh Valley community.  NBM will…

by on April 14, 2023

Employee Highlight – Corey McDowell

Meet Corey McDowell, a caretaker in New Bethany’s Transitional Housing Program, which provides immediate housing services to those in need to find permanent, safe, and secure housing. As a caretaker, Corey’s main responsibilities center around ensuring residential housing areas are clean and secure, monitoring and logging building activities, documenting case notes, and identifying and reporting…

by on March 24, 2023

New Bethany Ministries Hires Two New Resident Advisors

New Bethany Ministries (NBM) serves hundreds of Lehigh Valley residents through their housing assistance and representative payee services. As housing needs in our community continue, assistance in the two vital areas is necessary, resulting in the creation of the residential advisor position under the residential services program. The two new hires, Albert Molina-Santiago, and Kelly…

by on February 23, 2023

New Bethany Ministries Expands Housing Advocate Team

The program will reach more local students through five new employees.   Over a year ago, New Bethany Ministries (NBM) initially announced its Housing Advocacy Program. The program has continued to expand and helps NBM better understand the needs of Lehigh Valley residents, specifically those of school age. As an organization, they have learned that…

by on February 14, 2023

New Bethany Ministries Hires New Facilities Director

The local nonprofit expands its team, delegating property responsibilities to new hire. New Bethany Ministries (NBM) has hired Bill Lohr as the organization’s first Facilities Director. Lohr began in this role in October 2022. This hiring was preceded by NBM’s continued expansion of physical locations and resources throughout the Bethlehem region. As part of the…

by on February 9, 2023

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

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