A Season of Service–Intern with Lydia Place

Each year, Lydia Place helps hundreds of local families break the cycle of homelessness, and each quarter, Lydia Place offers students and those interested in pursuing new fields of learning, internship positions that help to support their work and mission.  Internships range from human services, to marketing, to retail management. Internships offer the opportunity to […]

Mid-Year Newsletter

Lydia Place’s Summer/Fall 2017 Mid-Year Newsletter

Project Homeless Connect, the Experience of a Volunteer Guest Guide

BY HEATHER BATES Community Engagement Intern at Lydia Place | heatherb@lydiaplace.org 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 Arms

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!

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 Renovation

  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, […]

Lydia Place Executive Director, Emily O’Connor, awarded Top 7 Under 40 by The Bellingham Business Journal

In September community members sent in their nominations, and out of 70 nominees, a panel of judges has determined the top seven for this year. The judges considered each nominee based on their character, community involvement, initiative and tenacity, leadership, professional accomplishments, selflessness and vision.

Empowering Lydia Place

Western Solar, itek Energy and Aslan Brewing Company to provide a solar power system to Lydia Place’s Baker Place property, is the largest project thus far that the groups have been involved.