Lydia Place is a nonprofit, community-based agency serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Whatcom County since 1989.

What We Do

Emergency, Transitional, and Permanent Supportive Housing

Intensive Housing Case Management

Parenting Education and Support

Behavioral Health Counseling

Life skills and Family Connections Classes

Community Resource Referrals

Education and advocacy about the faces and causes of homelessness

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2021 End of Year Newsletter

It’s here! This year’s End of Year Newsletter showcases the impact you’ve made through your support and provides an inside look into the challenges facing families in Whatcom County. Full of stories, statistics, and even interactive activities, we’re confident you’ll learn something new, have your heart touched, and be inspired.

Special Bulletins

Special calls for action, important updates, and video announcements.
Never miss another special video bulletin from Lydia Place!

How the Housing System Works

In our first micro-series, How the Housing System Works, Lydia Place Executive Director, Emily O’Connor breaks down elements of Whatcom County’s complex, and often confusing, housing system.

2020 End of Year Newsletter

It’s here! Read by over 9,000 supporters like you, this year’s End of Year Newsletter gives readers a snapshot of the many challenges and triumphs our clients, staff, and community continue to face in response to COVID-19 and the on-going housing crisis. With hundreds of families at risk of losing housing, what does this mean for the future of our community and its children?

Housing Hero Monthly Giving Program

For as little as $5 per month, your contribution helps Lydia Place continue to maintain housing stability, mental health services, and parenting support to hundreds of families who are being severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Becoming a Housing Hero today helps us continue to be able to say “Yes” to our neighbors in need of housing and support.

Heart House

Coming soon to Lydia Place! Heart House will add 11 units of desperately needed low-income housing for mothers and their children experiencing homelessness, a licensed childcare facility located on the ground floor, and the full force of Lydia Place supportive programs on-site. Click the button below to learn more about Heart House and how you can support this Lydia Place project.

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