Lydia Place is a nonprofit, community-based agency serving homeless families since 1989. Lydia Place is an active participant in our community’s effort to end homelessness in Whatcom County.

What we do

  • Emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing
  • Housing case management
  • Parenting support
  • Lifeskills and Family Connection classes
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Community resource referrals
  • Education and advocacy about the faces and causes of homelessness.

New at Lydia Place

Strengthening Families, Building Futures

A campaign all about the children

The Strengthening Families, Building Futures campaign is essential in advancing our dedication to ending child homelessness and breaking the cycle of poverty for the children we serve. Lydia Place is expanding rapidly in response to the rise in homelessness in Whatcom County. With building projects already underway, join Lydia Place in furthering the reach of services to children and their families by supporting this campaign!

Recent News

  • Bell Tower Almost Ready To Open Its Doors With Open ArmsApril 20, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Bells will be ringing! Excitement and growth are springing up left and right at Lydia Place as we prepare to officially open the doors of our newly renovated residential floor at our Bell Tower Campus! Bell Tower, a former church in the York Neighborhood, was acquired in September of 2016, and now houses our Parent […]

  • Emily O’Connor named ‘Wonder Woman’ by Bellingham Alive!April 6, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    She might not wear a cape to work every day, but that didn’t stop Lydia Place Executive Director Emily O’Connor from being named our very own Wonder Woman in an article with Bellingham Alive! In the article O’Connor spoke about Lydia Place services, program development and balancing her work at Lydia Place with motherhood. One […]

  • Raising the Roof with the Gladstone RenovationMarch 30, 2017 - 2:35 pm

      Spring is here and Lydia Place is raising the roof, literally! For nearly three-decades, we have been committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness for families and their children while expanding to meet the needs the community, without increasing the physical footprint of our organization. To continue to support homeless families in Whatcom County, […]