IN THE NEWS..
- Employment Opportunity - We would like to open our doors to guests on Saturdays! However, we need additional staff. Are you or someone you know excited about working with families at the Day Center? Please check out this link to get more information.
- Oct 13, 2017: Permanent homeless shelter could be coming to the Eastside in 2019.
- June 20, 2017: New Bethlehem Project donates $125,000 to keep Eastside emergency shelter open.
- Apr 26, 2017: Kirkland Reporter piece on Kirkland Kiwanis donates funds to purchase furniture for the New Bethlehem Project.
- Apr 20, 2017: The Seattle Times editorial on Regional approach to homelessness is right way to go, mentions the city of Kirkland's plans to build shelters for women and families on land owned by The Salt House church.
- Day Center hours to be expanded: Starting March 24, the Day Center will be open on Fridays from 2:00 - 8:00 pm!
- Overnight Emergency Shelter: We have decided to fund the Overnight Shelter from May 15 - Oct 15. Currently, the Overnight Emergency Shelter will close on May 15, leaving those most vulnerable with no place to sleep and shelter after dark.
- Permanent Shelter: The Salt House congregation has generously agreed to sell a portion of their land to the City of Kirkland to dedicate to a new building to be used for a year-round, day and night shelter for single women and families. The City and State have already committed funds to this project and plans are proceeding!
- Dec 11, 2016: Read the Seattle Times editorial on Eastside communities stepping up efforts to help the homeless.
- Dec 7, 2016: The Seattle Times discusses how the New Bethlehem Day Center serves those experiencing homelessness on the Eastside. Read the full article here.
- Nov 16, 2016, Read about the opening of the New Bethlehem Day Center in this article from the Kirkland Reporter.
- July 19, 2016: NBP delivered 40 letters of support from Redmond residents to the Redmond City Council in support of their generous and compassionate support of people experiencing homelessness. Over 255 letters were delivered to the Bellevue City Council on Monday, July 18. The letters were part of a letter writing campaign conducted at St Louise Parish in Bellevue, WA, where over 370 letters were signed within 24 hours. The remaining letters have been distributed to decision makers in other Eastside communities including Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Renton, Sammamish and Woodinville, as well as to Seattle City Council.
July 12, 2016: Catholic Community Services, which will be operating the New Bethlehem Day Center, signed a lease with Salt House in Kirkland. The family day center is projected to open in Fall 2016. For details, read our news release.
- July 7, 2016: The New Bethlehem Project delivered over 255 letters from Bellevue residents to the Bellevue Human Services Commission thanking them for their past generosity, expressing concerns about homelessness and introducing them to the New Bethlehem Project.
- June 15, 2016: SolTerra will donate a 24-solar panel, 6 kilowatt solar system valued at $25,000 to the New Bethlehem Day Center. Watch the rap video that won the solar array for us!