Whatcom Talk – May 13, 2014:

Handbags For Housing was born as a creative and fashionable way to raise awareness about programs and services offered through Lydia Place – a non-profit agency working to end homelessness in Whatcom County since 1989. Lydia Place supports families in establishing sustained independence.


Bellingham Business Journal – May 5, 2014:

Homelessness often has roots in a number of societal ills, including substance abuse and domestic violence. But according to Emily O’Connor, the executive director of Lydia Place, securing safe housing for all is the first step toward permanent solutions.