Our Community

We are a community of volunteers, congregations, sponsors and partners eager to embrace the challenge of homelessness amongst us. The journey to alleviate homelessness requires the cooperation, participation, and hard work of a diverse community.

The NBP, Sophia Way, and the City of Kirkland have raised approximately $797,927 from Corporation/Foundation, Individual, and Church donations. This funding will enable NBP to operate the family day center for a year and contribute toward extending operations of the existing Eastside emergency overnight shelter. The NBP community is committed to continued fund development and to providing volunteers needed to operate the facility. We recognize that it will take a community to successfully operate and fund the day center. We welcome others to join us!


Congregation Sponsors

NBP rose from the vision and dedication of a parish committed to making a positive difference in its community. Holy Family Parish has given not only their vision and funding to catalyze the creation of a coordinated response to the homelessness crisis on the Eastside, but their volunteer parishioners are committed to operating it long term. Salt House has committed its volunteers and will share one of it's greatest resources—rent-free space in the lower level of Salt House to be converted into a warm safe day center. St Louise stepped in with additional funds and volunteers. We welcome others to join us in transforming our community by rising in response to the cry of the poor.

Our Congregation Sponsors   
Holy Family Parish, Kirkland, Washington
Salt House Church, Kirkland, Washington
St Louise Parish, Bellevue, Washington
Lake Washington Christian Church, Washington


Interested in becoming a congregation partner with the New Bethlehem Project? For more information read our FAQ on congregation sponsors and/or contact us at info@nbpshelter.org.

Community Partners

NBP will partner with many groups in the future to deliver services to people experiencing homelessness on the Eastside. Our primary partner, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, handles administration and operation of the family day center. Other organizations such as The Sophia Way, Congregations for the Homeless and Attain Housing have been invaluable in providing counsel as NBP takes its place in delivering the need for a family day center. NBP is interested in partnering with other organizations that deliver services to the homeless population of the Eastside.

Our Community Partner
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington



Would you like to become an NBP partner? Please email us at info@nbpshelter.org



Community Sponsors

The following community sponsors have donated their time and services to the New Bethlehem Project. We encourage you to support them by giving them your business.

Our Community Sponsors   

Wade Leitch, Wade Leitch Design
Laura Norris, This Runner’s Recipes
Nash & Associates Architects
Greenbridge, Inc.
Mary Aaselund, HG Interiors
Michelle Ahearn, Photographer
Solterra Inc., Solar panels
Life Community Church

Interested in becoming an NBP community sponsor? Donations of services and materials allow us to steward our resources more effectively. If you are interested in working with us as a community sponsor, contact us at info@nbpshelter.org .