Restoring lives by breaking the cycle of addiction.
Stephen’s Place Mission Statement:
Providing services for 10 to 12 residents annually, Stephen’s Place believes that men returning to the community after incarceration should have a safe, spiritual environment in order to address early recovery from substance abuse as well as develop personal life skills. Therefore, Stephen’s Place provides a Half-Way House to help these men transition back into the community as productive citizens.
Stephen’s Place receives support from neighbor at recent Bethlehem City Council meeting
The city of Bethlehem held its recent City Council meeting on March 6th 2018 in the town hall. Back in 1992-93 during the inception of Stephen’s Place, Sister Virginia Longcope had to face some resistance in the community while pursuing her mission of opening a halfway house for men. Although the stigma has changed over […]
Sister Virginia Featured in The Morning Call
Our local Bethlehem “no-nonsense nun” was on the front page of the local news section in The Morning Call! This article is a must read, check it out! Please click the picture below to read the full article.
Stephen’s Place 2018 Winter Newsletter
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Stephen’s Place is a source of hope and healing for non-violent male offenders with histories of drug and alcohol abuse, helping them to rehabilitate and rebuild their lives.
Stephen’s Place explores ways for the residents to break out of their cycle of self-centeredness which is the core of their addiction.
Volunteers play a major role in the overall functioning of Stephen’s Place. Our volunteers serve as an example and inspiration to our residents. See the various ways that you can be of service to Stephen’s Place.
Sister Virginia worked in the S.C. Department of Corrections. It was there that she met a young man named Stephen and helped him find an apartment so that he could be released from prison. After his release she served as his support person. Motivated by Stephen’s prompting to start a house to help others like him she set out to establish a halfway house in Bethlehem, PA.
Meet the Director
While teaching fifth grade Sister volunteered for the Lehigh County adult parole/probation department. A simple statement, “Sister, you should do this work full time,” made by the parole officer in charge of the program put her on the path to a new ministry.
The mission of Stephen’s Place relies heavily upon the generosity of donors. Your donations not only help Stephen’s Place transform lives – your donations also make you a partner in mission. Learn how you can help support the mission of Stephen’s Place.