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!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Cider Press

Thursday, September 28th, 4-7PM

Join us in the garden for our annual cider press and enjoy the bounty of the season along with Lydia Place staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, neighbors, and the community!

A special addition this year will be the official ribbon cutting of our 2nd story addition and ground floor remodel. This marks the completion of our Capital Campaign – Strengthening Families, Building Futures, a multi-year campaign to add capacity and expansion for programs and services.

This event is free; however, space is limited. Please RSVP by clicking below!

Recent News

  • Project Homeless Connect, the Experience of a Volunteer Guest GuideAugust 4, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    BY HEATHER BATES Community Engagement Intern at Lydia Place | Each year, our community puts together a one-day event called Project Homeless Connect where those in need of housing, and other critical care, can receive services free of charge in one centralized location. Project Connect partners with dozens of local organizations to provide on-site […]

  • 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 […]