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.

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Thank You

Lydia Place Voted Gold | Best Non-Profit of 2018

A tremendous THANK YOU for voting Lydia Place Gold/Best Non-Profit Organization of 2018 in Bellingham Alive | NSLife Best of the Northwest. Your love and support of our team, families, and mission means the world to us. It is an honor to serve our Bellingham neighbors, where so many people share our vision of a compassionate community where everyone has a home, and opportunity to thrive. From the bottom of our hearts thank you, and congratulations to Silver Winner Sustainable Connections and Bronze Winner Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County.

Trails to Taps benefitting Lydia Place

Sunday, October 21st.

Organized by Whatcom Events, teams of 5-10 runners comprise this relay run which highlights two of Bellingham’s best assets – breweries and trail running.  Each leg of the 30-mile course ends at a different brewery where runners receive four 4oz beer tickets.  Teammates meet each other at the Finish Line Party to celebrate with all of the participating breweries.  Raffles and a costume contest round out the after party fun at the Depot Market Square. Proceeds benefit Lydia Place.

Humor For Housing at The Upfront Theatre

Wednesday, November 7th.

Help raise awareness and funds for families experiencing homelessness at the 3rd annual Humor for Housing presented by Pysden Team at Caliber Home Loans, an evening of improv, hors d’oeuvres, and libations at The Upfront Theatre.

Housing Hero Awards

Wednesday, December 5th.

We invite you to join us for an evening in celebration of a year of hope, housing, and bright futures for hundreds of local families and their children in our community. During the evening we will honor the incredible individuals, companies, and collectives who went above and beyond to ensure that homeless parents, children, and individuals in Whatcom County received the care, support, and housing they needed to take the next steps towards independence and achieve their goals for themselves and their families. Delicious appetizers, holiday spirits, and more await at this annual event honoring our Housing Heroes!