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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

Fortunes & Facials

Fortunes & Facials

You’re invited to a celebration of moms, mother-figures, and the people who love them while raising money to house the homeless. Treat yourself to a glowing complexion with a Rodan + Fields Macro Exfoliator facial, gain insight from an illuminating one-card tarot reading, delight your palette with a delicious cocktail and snacks, relive the evening […]

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Bellingham Nonprofits Creating Housing for Homeless, Abused Women

The Bellingham Herald – March 1, 2016: Two nonprofits that help abused and homeless women are working together to provide more, and much needed, housing and shelter for them. Lydia Place and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County bought property in the Birchwood neighborhood and are renovating the three buildings on it to […]

Ciao Thyme Benefit Dinner

Thank you for joining us for the Ciao Thyme Lydia Place Over the Rainbow Dinner! This special evening includes an incredible 5-course meal, beer and wine, live music from Peadar MacMahon and fun filled delights; raising awarness and funds for the Lydia Place Strengthening Families campaign. You have the luck of the Irish with this […]

Fundraising at Heart

The Western Front- February 10, 2016: More than 400 smiles filled the reception hall, every donor ready to support to their local nonprofit over food and drinks. Volunteers of Lydia Place spare no detail in their signature event of the year, “Hearts for Housing.”

End Of Year Newsletter

Jackie was twenty-one, living on the streets, and addicted to heroin when she found out that she was pregnant. Homeless from the time she was thirteen, she had been in and out of treatment centers and powerless against her addiction. e pregnancy created an in-road to reconciliation with her estranged mother, and with her support, […]