Housing Programs

Bethlehem Haven provides shelter and supportive services to thousands of homeless women. The continuum of care consists of a range of housing and supportive services designed to enable each woman to identify her needs, develop a plan of action, and achieve a successful outcome.

Bethlehem Haven believes that a secure home is an essential foundation for women to achieve stable mental and physical health, as well as personal empowerment. Every woman who lives at Bethlehem Haven is linked to supportive services, specially designed for their individual needs. Bethlehem Haven helps clients identify an action plan to achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing.


EMERGENCY SHELTER provides temporary housing for homeless women.

MEDICAL RESPITE is acute and post-acute medical care for patients experiencing homelessness or patients who are unstably housed who are too ill or frail from a physical illness or injury while living in shelter or on the streets, but are not sick enough to be in a hospital.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING provides permanent housing and supportive services to women with a diagnosed serious mental illness.

RAPID RE-HOUSING provides housing identification, move in assistance, short-term rental assistance that is gradually reduced as the tenant assumes a larger share of the payment, case management and aftercare support.

SAFE AT HOME offers monetary and basic assistance to women who are homeless, or at immediate risk of homelessness, for the first time in their lives. Priority is given to women over 50 years old with young children in the household. A small pool of funds can also be used for single custodial fathers.



Stephanie L. Garbe, Esq., Chair
John Lovelace, Vice Chair
Susan A. Leff, Secretary
Daniel McGrogan, Treasurer


Linda D. Antonelli
Sean Gray
Patricia Guidici
Debra B. Krasnow
Anna Kudray
John Lovelace
Ramsey Lyons
Frank Pistella
Casey Monteverde Pratkanis
Shereen Rosenberg
Ellen C. Stewart, MD
Mercedes Taylor
Elizabeth Thompson




Deborah W. Linhart, Chief Executive Officer
Sharon R. Higginbothan PhD, Chief Operating Officer
Caroline Woodward, Chief Officer of Philanthropic Engagement and Strategic Initiatives



Nancy Cohen
Debra Kline Demchak
Edward J. Donnelly, III, MD
Thomas J. Herward


Stephen C. Frobouck
Steffi B. Gold
Maryanne Hugo, MD
Judge Lawrence W. Kaplan
Miryam Knutson
Marcia Martin
James McDonald
Dean Naccarato, Esq.
Eliza Nevin
Rev. Regis Ryan
Edith Shapira, MD
Stacy Smith
Bishop Peter D. Weaver
Very Rev. George L.W. Werner
Susan Yohe, Esq.