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 […]

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 […]

Housing for Homeless

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.”

Happy Hour for Housing

Thank you for ensuring that every family and individual at Lydia Place had a place to call home this year. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating with you this December.


Join us for a spooky and kooky, chillingly-thrilling community dance party on All Hallows’ Eve right here in Bellingham… It’s the 8th annual Thrillingham! And this year, all proceeds from the event are being donated to Lydia Place! What is Thrillingham? Each October, community members join and learn the dance moves to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, then […]

Benefit Dinner for Lydia Place and Maher

Ciao Thyme – October 9, 2015: We are reaching out to you NOW with a heartfelt invitation and an opportunity to support  a bridge between two organizations, Maher in India and Lydia Place in Bellingham, both with life affirming missions, committed to healthy living and ending poverty for the homeless and underserved in their respective communities.

Businesses Help Furnish Decorate Transitional Home For Homeless Mothers

Bellingham Business Journal – October 5, 2015: The nonprofit Lydia Place is finishing a remodel of its transitional home, which houses up to eight single mothers and their children. A $230,040 grant from the City of Bellingham funded the remodel of the 26-year-old facility, taking care of maintenance issues that have long been put off. And […]