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, […]

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End of the Year Newsletter 2016

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.

Lydia Place and Upfront Theatre Host First Annual “Humor for Housing”

On November 2 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., Lydia Place and The Upfront Theatre will partner to take a serious stand for homeless families at the first annual “Humor for Housing.” Presented by Pysden Team-Caliber Home Loans, this comedic event is a fundraiser to benefit Lydia Place and their mission to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness for children and their families in Whatcom County.

Local Rotarians Partner with Lydia Place to Ensure Every Family Has a Home

Rotary Club of Bellingham has pledged $100,000 and Bellingham Bay Rotary Club has pledged $50,000 from their Major Capital Grant to support the Lydia Place Strengthening Families, Building Futures Campaign that will renovate the organization’s current housing program office, and add an additional second story. These pledges enable Lydia Place to move into the permitting phase of the project, and break ground in early Spring of 2017.

The Bellingham Herald Presents: Highlights from Handbags for Housing 2016

Highlights from Handbags for Housing on Thursday, June 2, at Depot Market Square in Bellingham, Wash. Handbags for Housing is a fundraiser put on by Lydia Place to benefit homeless families in Whatcom County. The fourth annual event featured a handbag bazaar, auctions, belly dancing, a fashion show, wine and food.

Handbags for Housing

Handbags for Housing is June 2nd!

Bring your friends, family, colleagues and besties to the Lydia Place ladies’ (and men’s) night out, Handbags For Housing. This not-to-miss event includes the celebrated “handbag bazaar,” eclectic fashion show featuring over ten local stores and boutiques, live handbag auction, and a fun-filled raffle. Wine and cocktail samplings, paired with mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres round out […]