Bells will be ringing!
Excitement and growth are springing up left and right at Lydia Place as we prepare to officially open the doors of our newly renovated residential floor at our Bell Tower Campus!
Bell Tower, a former church in the York Neighborhood, was acquired in September of 2016, and now houses our Parent Support team, Counseling team and Family Support team. In addition, the property features a 1,100 square foot dance and activity space that we rent to individuals and groups, and in the new few weeks, a permanent supportive housing program and residence for homeless families with very young children.
The remodel of the bedrooms, and the addition of the activity room, will be able to provide five mothers with a safe, secure place to call home and bond with their children in the crucial early stages of their
development. Bedrooms are available for “adoption” as a way to help defer costs of furnishing each space, and bring a true sense of community connectivity, and home into the program.
If you would like to adopt one of our rooms at Bell Tower, contact email@example.com to get started.
In addition to providing a safe and comfortable space to live, families at Bell Tower will be provided with a variety of supportive services. These supports include our Parents as Teachers program that provides parents with the skills and resources to raise healthy, happy little ones, life skills classes, to one-on-one case management services that enable each and every person to reach their goals and ensure a bright and healthy future for themselves and their family.
Many individuals, groups and businesses have donated time and resources to the facility. These include Christ the King North County, Christ the King, Kiwanis Young Professionals, WWU, The Collins Family + Random Acts, The Bates Family, The McGrath Family, The City of Bellingham, Rawls Electric LLC, Walker Flooring and Interiors, and Crave Catering. Additional work parties and opportunities for involvement are still available, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities.
As a way to defer the facility mortgage, Lydia Place rents the beautiful dance and education space to groups for one-time and ongoing classes/ events. If you have an upcoming event and are interested in renting the Bell Tower Community Center, please contact email@example.com or visit our website at belltowercommunitycenter.com.
Don’t have an upcoming event, but still want to lend a hand? Join us this Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for an Earth Day garden party at Bell Tower! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and sign up!
Thursday June 6th, from 5PM-9PM Barkley Village Green.
Lydia Place, along with event partners Barkley Village, Whatcom County Association of Realtors, Labels Consignment and Wise Buys Thrift Store present Handbags for Housing! Bellingham’s largest ladies (gentlemen welcome) night, fashion show extravaganza and handbag exchange. Hundreds of handbags, a beauty bar, cocktail and wine vendors, along with local boutiques and retailers all come together under one (tented) roof, to showcase the sheer power of local fashion and philanthropy. Tickets go on sale April 1st, with all proceeds benefiting Lydia Place services working to break the cycle of homelessness for this generation and the next.
This years’ runway theme is Circus with the fabulous Shannon Day as ringmaster!