Housing and Homelessness
The Bethlehem House is a permanent supportive housing program for families with low income and have experienced homelessness. The program provides housing and support for up to 9 formerly homeless families, providing them with apartments and other services including transportation assistance, household supplies and referrals.
- Residents work with case managers for the skills and support they need as they move towards self-sufficiency.
- These two multi-story homes hold nine partially furnished apartments, where families have their own home in a quiet and safe environment.
- Residents pay an affordable rent and they are expected to work.
Partners: Supported by Stratford Community Services and the Stratford Clergy Association.
Funding: Stratford’s Community Development Office provides capital grants.
Maintenance: Skilled volunteers help us improve and maintain these 120 year-old houses.
Donations: In addition to time and money, community members donate blankets, linens, kitchen and other household items.
“I believe in my responsibility to lift those with less opportunity, and ensure they have an equitable chance to succeed.”
– Stephanie Philips, Advisory Council Member