The Choice Between Abuse and Homelessness

By: Janice ThomasDirector of Homeless Services Abusers will go to great lengths to manipulate the person they are harming and to control their daily life. The cycle of abuse has many layers. Too often victims can find themselves trapped between domestic violence and homelessness.  The abuse is part of a larger strategy to exercise control […]

New Development Project to Lend Families a Helping Hand

With the help of a $225,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund one downtown Easton developer will be providing an apartment for a family served by Third Street Alliance. Developer Garett Vassel was awarded the grant for the Commodore development project at Larry Holmes Drive and Northampton Street. The building is […]

Landlords Wanted

Do you own rental property and would like to have good renters? Third Street Alliance can help you. New home construction is booming in the Lehigh Valley. Existing rental units in downtown neighborhoods are being converted to luxury apartments. Today, the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the Lehigh Valley is $1,129 and rent […]

The Power of an Ask

By Janice ThomasDirector Homeless Services Recently a mother and daughter started living at Third Street Alliance after experiencing homelessness for about two years. Moving from house to house and shelter to shelter, items were lost or misplaced and consequently, mom and daughter didn’t have much in clothing. (It’s common for shelters to toss residents’ belongings […]

From Concept to Reality, TSA Teacher Will Begin Classes to Obtain Bachelor’s Degree

In the winter newsletter we told you about Pre-K Counts teacher Tanya Falero being accepted into the TEACH Pennsylvania program, which helps offset the costs of obtaining higher education. At the time the story ran, Tanya was still researching which colleges to which she would apply. Tanya has been accepted into St. Francis University and […]

Social Interactions Benefit Seniors With Dementia

Imagine if you had to spend your day alone, isolated from others. Now add constant confusion to that mix. You probably start muttering to yourself, to break the silence. Maybe you decide to wander into the backyard, but don’t remember how to get back into the house and aren’t found until a loved one comes […]

Mansion Tours Share Mission with the Community

By Lynn OndrusekCommunity Outreach and Communications Manager In the autumn months Third Street Alliance opens its doors to the public for mansion tours during Lafayette Parent’s Weekend, Easton Garlic Fest and Easton Bacon Fest. During those times, we greet and share the story of the mansion with locals and out-of-towners. Guides begin each tour with […]

Mom Finds Focus and Stability at TSA

“When I came here I was a train wreck.  I had experienced so much trauma in my life, all I could see was the negative.  I was stumbling, going downhill and every time I tried to climb up I would fall back down.” When Aisha and her 12-year old daughter were referred to Third Street […]

Never Alone to Wander

By: Yvonne TothAssistant Director of Sharing the Caring Adult Day Care When an elder goes missing from a home it’s often reported in the news and sometimes without a happy ending. The panic begins when a daughter wakes up in the morning and their dad is not in bed and they discover the front door […]

Receiving Help from All Around

In the development department we are accustomed to seeing the generosity of our friends and neighbors, and we are excited to share with you some of what we recently experienced.Not a week passed in August when an individual or group wasn’t helping to spread our mission or inviting others into our space to do remarkable […]