Our Mollard Hospitality Center houses our day programming. The Center, located on the corner of 4th and Wyandotte Streets in Southside Bethlehem, is open Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00pm, with extended hours in extreme weather. The Hospitality Center houses the following programs:
Meal Center: Our Meal Center serves a continental or hot breakfast each weekday morning, as well as a nutritional and robust lunch meal each afternoon. Meals are prepared and served by volunteer teams from local businesses, faith organizations, community groups, or school groups. Each day, around 150 people join us for our meal services. Weekend breakfast services are offered two Saturdays and two Sundays a month thanks to volunteers from First Presbyterian Church and Jesus is the Way Ministries. Special meals are observed on the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
In 2018: 6,161 people were nourished through our Meal Center. This includes 1,397 children; 4,175 adults; and 589 seniors. Including seconds, 37,000 meals were served.
Choice-Based Food Pantry The newly renovated choice-based food pantry is located in a two-story garage facility down the street from the Mollard Hospitality Center. This is the first technology-driven pantry in the Lehigh Valley. Guests log in, enter their food order, and are served by staff. The space for our pantry has quadrupled our storage capacity allowing for more fresh food options.
Hygiene Services: Our Hospitality Center is home to the only free, public showers in the Valley. Those needing to wash up can take a shower in our two, newly-renovated shower facilities as well as use our laundry machine.
Wellness Center: Our Wellness Center, inside of the Hospitality Center, provides holistic services via partnerships. Twice a month, a free primary care clinic for those we serve runs out of the Wellness Center through our partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network "Street Medicine" Program. Additionally, a bilingual representative from Haven House visits the Wellness Center weekly, providing life skills workshops and one-on-one referral services.
Elliott Center: With a soft opening in 2018 and a Grand Opening in 2019, the newly named Diane Elliott Center for Community Partnerships moves people from crisis to stability by means of providing employment assistance, rental assistance, wellness services, and educational opportunities. This can only be done thanks to community partners who graciously extend their services to New Bethany guests and residents.
Additional services include mail address services, referrals, clothing vouchers, and social activities.