Bethlehem Inn Replacement

Bethlehem Inn

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project information

34,500 SF
$9 Million

project overview

The Bethlehem Inn’s new family shelter in Bend replaces a dilapidated five-family shelter and doubles the capacity, potentially housing 10 families at one time. For years, the Bethlehem Inn operated out of an old hotel that had inadequate space for staff members and those they served. Thanks to the generosity of many donors during a $9 million capital campaign, the shelter was able to completely rebuild their facilities. Split into two phases, the project provides Central Oregon’s only emergency shelter serving women, men and families with more administrative space, a commercial kitchen, dining space, sleeping units for families and individuals, and space for Bethlehem Inn’s support programs. Planning and construction for this vital community service was a multi-year, phased project that completed construction in 2019. Building 1 is an 18,180-square-foot-building in support of homeless families, featuring 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a commercial kitchen, dining rooms, as well as administrative offices. Building 2 is a 16,408-square-foot-building supporting women and men. The “singles building” can accommodate 106 individuals, and includes activity spaces, as well as the laundry and storage facilities for the campus. In the end, more people struggling with homelessness will have access to the shelter and will receive needed assistance in a homelike setting that instills feelings of community, dignity and support. The project was a collaborative effort among all the member of the team ,with the design team, contractor, and suppliers reducing fees and donating time and materials.