Creating Safe, Healthy and Vibrant Communities
Bethel New Life is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Formed by a small Lutheran church on the West Side of Chicago in response to the devastation and disinvestment that followed the civil rights riots of the late 1960s,
Bethel New Life has been in the business of creating social impact and community change for more than four decades.
Bethel New Life’s mission is to realize God’s vision of a restored society by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and building west side neighborhoods through community-driven, solution-oriented, and value-centered approaches.
Bethel New Life offers affordable housing services that enrich the lives of seniors and enhance their independence and enjoyment of life. More than 250 seniors call Bethel home!
Special Event / Community Space
Since 1995, Bethel has rented office and retail space to local businesses, promoting wealth creation and retention in the community. We also offer meeting and special event space for community members, organizations, schools, and churches.
We understand the importance of planting your roots in the community and want to make that choice easy. Our Nonprofit incubator is designed to stimulate growth of the local economy to provide affordable office space for local nonprofits and the services our community needs.
The Path Ahead - Our 2020 Vision
West Side residents have a life expectancy of 69 years. In the Loop, just 6 miles away, the average life expectancy is 85 years just a six-minute train ride away. Bethel New Life has a vision...
We are so pleased that you're interested in our community.
Here are a couple ways you can connect with us:
Make Checks Payable To:
Bethel New Life
Mail Checks To:
4950 W. Thomas Street
Chicago, IL 60651
Volunteers are an important part of every program
we operate at Bethel.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org,
put "volunteer" in the subject line
for a complete list of available opportunities.
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