We are called to help

Our Mission

The New Bethlehem Project recognizes Christ's call to serve the poor by being a driving force to meet the urgent, unmet need for a year-round day center for families who are experiencing homelessness on the Eastside.


We believe...

…in every child growing up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.

…in elders living in security and dignity.

…in healthy family life being affirmed and supported in our communities.

…in every person having the right to a safe, affordable place to call home.

…in compassion, love and respect for all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

…in joining with others to change the systems which oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering.

…in employees and volunteers working in an environment which offers respect, teamwork and excellence.

…in all these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.

...to love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus.
— Pope Francis, Dono di Maria shelter