Compliments to the Chef

People visit the mansion for different reasons.We have those who come in to see the beauty of the architecture or learn more about our programs. And then there are those that come in to assist our programs.Such was the case of Olivia Fieo, a registered dietitian for the ShopRite of Bethlehem, and her team members. […]

Students Finding Mindfulness Through Yoga

Learning Center students practice yoga in the gym on a Friday afternoon in August. Yoga has many benefits and is not just a fun way to stretch and strengthen your body, it is also a way to find mindfulness and learn to relax. Under the direction of the Shanthi Project, each Friday through the summer […]

Meeting a Very Basic Need

By: Janice ThomasDirector of Shelter Services Toilet paper. It’s a necessity, but we really don’t think about it until we don’t have it.  We use it several times per day and still it is something that is taken for granted. Homeless Services reality—no one brings toilet paper with them to the shelter! It never makes […]

TSA is A Place To Turn To

By: Janice ThomasDirector of Homeless Services It’s not rare that women and children entering Third Street Alliance are domestic abuse victims, even holding Protection From Abuse orders against their abusers. Third Street Alliance has taken a step in assisting these women to move forward from these abusive relationships by partnering with Turning Point of Lehigh Valley. […]

TSA brings you new series of videos on dementia

By: Lynn OndrusekCommunity Outreach and Communications Manager What happens once your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? What research do you do? Do you sign him or her up for a program or schedule a visiting nurse? What care do they receive? What risks should you be aware of? Third […]

In Their Words

On July 16, the adult day care program, Sharing the Caring, held its 10th annual Senior Prom. One care giver, Donna Scrafano, wrote to tell us how much the day meant to her and her father, Ed, who is part of our program. Donna also submitted the letter to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, […]

A Very Veggie Partnership

By: Janice ThomasDirector of Shelter Services A few weeks ago, we had a visit from Bob Drake. Who is Bob Drake? I’m glad you asked! He is the Project Manager of the Monocacy Farm Project located in Bethlehem. What is the Moncacy Farm Project? Again, I’m glad you asked! It is a ten-acre farm owned and managed […]

Instructions Not Included

By: Janice ThomasDirector of Shelter Services As a parent, there have been times I wished there was a go-to guide to explain how I was to raise my children. There were times when my husband I had the “deer-in-the-headlights” look and we were ready to wave the flag of surrender. Early on we tagged teamed […]

Bistro Shares Mission With Others

In the mid-1990s chef and caterer Elizabeth Mulrine delivered left over food to our shelter residents. Inspired by the gratitude from the women, Elizabeth was moved to do something for Third Street Alliance that day, she felt inspired to support Third Street Alliance. Her idea of The Bistro has become the keystone fundraiser for Third […]

Conducting Your Own Fitness

Exercise and music go together like peanut butter and jelly. Either is fine on its own, but together the experience is more pleasurable. When it comes to exercise, music is a motivator – the faster or stronger the beat in a song, the more it pushes you to run faster, lift more or hold that […]