The Campus Support Program is a unique blend of resources supporting women in safely exiting homelessness and finding stability. The Campus Support Program includes Baker Place, Bell Tower Community Center, and is expanding to include our Transitional House (Gladstone House).
Baker Place Campus
A strategic partnership with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS), Baker Place is made up of three structures, including a seven-unit apartment building. These apartments are operated by Lydia Place and provide permanent supportive housing to women experiencing homelessness who face a multitude of barriers. The other two structures are operated by DVSAS and provide emergency shelter for women fleeing domestic violence. Lydia Place provides housing assessment and case management to the women and children at the existing DVSAS Safe Shelter. This natural extension of the Lydia Place and DVSAS partnership allows both agencies to maximize resources and effectiveness.
Bell Tower Community Center
Entering its second year, Bell Tower Community Center is comprised of five units of permanent supportive housing located in downtown Bellingham. This facility provides affordable options for women exiting homelessness who want to build community and who cannot afford the rent of a private market apartment. The Campus Support Program case manager provides on-site support services and residents have access to our Parent Support, and Counseling Programs.
The Family Services Program includes the Gladstone House, which is the original program of Lydia Place and has been serving our community for 29 years. In 2018 we will be adapting the Transitional House to allow more flexibility in meeting the needs of families remaining on the waiting list for housing services. We will continue to focus on assisting mothers and children in healing from the violence, trauma, and poverty they have experienced, while supporting them in establishing a safe, stable, and independent life for themselves and their children.