New Bethany Ministries awarded grant for veteran assistance
New Bethany Ministries (NBM), a Bethlehem nonprofit providing basic-need services, housing, and support that lifts individuals out of poverty, received $50,000 through the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Fund. The grant is part of $195,000 in state funding and will support New Bethany’s Housing Assistance office initiatives.
While New Bethany has always served Lehigh Valley veterans, the extra funds provide the opportunity to holistically identify veteran needs and extend rental assistance, case management, and additional services. New Bethany is better equipped to offer resources and provide veterans the benefits they’ve earned by creating community partnerships with local organizations like Battle Born.
“We’re grateful to receive this grant from the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Fund to advance Housing Assistance office services, which have become core programs at New Bethany,” reflected Jennifer Moll, Social Services Director, New Bethany Ministries. “To successfully serve veterans, we approach them as heroes who served our country, not as their homeless status.”
“We are here to serve the people. I have two brothers who served our country, and it is an honor that we have the ability to focus on this real need,” said Veronne Demesyeux, Associate Executive Director, New Bethany Ministries.
Additional organizations recognized by the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Fund include Catholic Charities, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living and Victory House of Lehigh Valley.