For the last few weeks, our offices have been a joyful bustle of calls and emails expressing interests to volunteer, offer donations or to drop off gifts for the families we serve in the community. We feel honored to be able to ensure that your generosity gets to the people who need it most. Being able to offer a family in need the warmth of home and the space to enjoy the closeness of family and friends is the most wonderful gift of all! We look forward to working with you in the new year with renewed aspirations and resolve to continue to disrupt the cycle of homelessness in our community.

Thank You for Coming!
2018 Housing Hero Awards

On December 5th, our biggest supporters, closest friends, and invaluable volunteers came together for the annual Housing Hero Awards to appreciate those who went above and beyond this past year. A BIG thank you to everyone who supported us this year. You are all our HEROES!
Housing Heroes
Tony Casale with the Bellingham Housing Authority
Cheri Richey with Lakeway Realty
Tom Fillion
Kate Roberston

Community Champion Recipients 
Neal Swanson with the Barkley Village & Barkley Group
Kaily Hetheron with Haggen
Nancy Bonnickson
Merry Maids

Creative Power Partner Recipients
Kulshan Brewing Company
Vagina Monologues Whatcom
Flip Consignment

A Special Thank You To Our Vendors!
Bellewood Acres, Whatcom Sound, Crave Catering, Pacific Growers
Dawn Mathes Photography, Oh Snap Photo Booth & Plain English Technology

Become a hero and support Lydia Place families today!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Adopt A Family Program
Our families really felt the love this holiday! With the truly awesome generosity of individuals and businesses in our community, Lydia Place was able to fulfill the wishlists of over 254 children this year!! A HUGE thank you to all of our staff, volunteers and interns who made this possible.
Join us in welcoming a new case manager to the Lydia Place team!
Are you originally from Bellingham?   I am actually from Massachusetts.  It is great to still be by the ocean, but the two coasts are amazingly different in landscape and culture. I am enjoying getting to know Bellingham and Washington in general.

Do you have any plans and dreams for the New Year?  To take more camping trips with the family. There are so many beautiful places are Washington that I would like to visit. My family and I are planning to hike and camp on Mt Rainer this summer, which I am so excited about. 

How did you get involved with Lydia Place?  I started working for Lydia Place 2 months ago. I believe strongly in its mission. I feel it is important to support people when they are going through difficult times, whether that is family or people in our community.
Thank you for voting Lydia Place as BEST NonProfit of the Year in the Best of the Northwest Awards!
Looking forward to 2019!
Don't Forget to Check out our End of Year Newsletter
Upcoming Events
Join us at the 111th Whatcom Realty Association Awards & Installation Banquet! You won't want to miss out on the Hawaiian Luau theme this year at the Four Points by Sheraton. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Lydia Place!
Our Hearts for Housing Gala is just around the corner! We can't wait to celebrate Lydia Place's 30th Anniversary with all of you this February!

Still need to get your tickets?
Considering becoming a sponser?
Hoping to donate an item to one of our auctions?

It Takes A Community
Thank you WWU Student Ambassadors for creating and donating so many of our Welcome Home Baskets for our clients! These baskets provide the essential items a family needs to start turning their housing into a safe and clean home.
Our clients will no doubt feel welcomed by our community with this amazing Welcome Home Basket donation from the Professional Development Council at St Joes. Thank you all!
We want to give a special thank you to Nick Piro and Bellwether Real Estate for going the extra mile to make this HUGE toy donation to the familes we serve! You've made these kiddos' smiles shine so much brighter this holiday season.
Thank You BP Cherry Point letting us be part of your Reach Out Program again this year! So many of the families we serve were given food and home supplies this holiday season with your generous donation. We are so lucky to have the continued support of community minded businesses like yours !
This little lady hosted a garage sale to raise money for others in need. She used the proceeds to purchase wish list items for Lydia Place clients- everything from pillows to diapers for the littlest ones. Her kindness+compassion filled our hearts! May kindness, love, and joy fill your heart today and always.
Some of you may have had a chance to try Lydia's Cookies at one of our events and have tasted why they have been such a great success! This fall this group of WWU students created this non profit businsess benefiting Lydia Place's programs and services! Thank you all for your initiative, hard work and generosity.
Wise Buys Community Thrift Bulletin
Volunteer Victory Winner!

We cannot thank you enough for your hard work and continued support Darlene! You show up every day with a contagious smile and a can do attitude. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated and kind volunteer our Wise Buys Community Thrift Store team.

Did you know that Wise Buys plays a pivotal role in supporting Lydia Place's programs and services?!

People from all walks of life come together to make up a volunteer staff of over 50 individuals at our community thrift store! This diverse group of volunteers, interns, and community jobs programs participants creates a welcoming and fun space to get involved. Stop in, shop and donate your gently used clothing and household items to a great cause today.
Noteworthy News
U.S. Homelessness Edges Higher Again After Six Years of Declines
There is still more work to be done!
According to the Wall Street Journal, " Homelessness nudged higher in 2018 for the second consecutive year, as cities struggled to get people off the streets"
Sesame Street Team Takes On Child Homelessness
A muppet named Lily will be featured in a Sesame Street in Communities initiative aimed at helping kids cope with homelessness.
Thank you to those who recently made financial contributions to the programs and services of Lydia Place! WOW!
ACS Inc ǀAmerican Family Insurance Dreams Fdtn ǀ Mark AllynǀEvelyn AmesǀCharles Arballo ǀJeevaka Attygalla ǀSuki AufhauserǀCraig Baierǀ Alicia BahnǀRobert BallǀKen BanyanǀPatricia S. BartzǀRichard & Janet Bergǀ Barlean's Organic Oilsǀ Heather Batesǀ David BeaumierǀDrew Betzǀ Kena Brashearǀ Sherrill & Peggy BlankenshipǀKira Boardmanǀ Karen Boydǀ Rud & Sheila Browneǀ Richard & Sharon Brulandǀ Michael & Mary Bruntǀ Stephen Buetowǀ Mark Bugasǀ Paul Bulanov ǀTanys ButcherǀThomas & Linda CallenderǀHeather CameronǀSuzanne CansonǀJoan W Carlinǀ Maureen CarrǀTony Casaleǀ Albert ChassonǀCheryl Buck Incǀ Lisa ChovilǀKaren & Richard Clark Justin L. Claryǀ Christine Coderǀ Carol & Dennis Comeau ǀKaren CookǀDavid & Mary Lynne Courtneyǀ Sue Ann CroftǀFrank A. Crosbyǀ David & Judith Culverǀ Richard Cummingsǀ Daughters Of NorwayǀWilliam & Frances Davisǀ Mary Jane DelahuntǀJennifer DodgeǀMarty DohertyǀNathan & Amanda DwyerǀCarol EldridgeǀPamela E. EnglettǀEvelyn EnslowǀShala ErlichǀJoe FarinaǀSteve Forbesǀ Lisa FordǀArla Fowlerǀ Betheny Fullerǀ Frank MitchellǀǀPatrick Galleryǀ Dina GarciaǀTaylor GarrodǀChristine GibbsǀGeoEngineersǀ Wesley & Janet GibbsǀStephen Gockleyǀ Debra GoldmanǀMike & Jessica GoodǀMindy Gravleyǀ Alyona Gudimaǀ Suzannah GusukumaǀJoan HawleyǀBetrh HawthorneǀLisa HeezenǀSara S Hillǀ Joel & Helena Hiltnerǀ Ali Hodin-Baier ǀSusan HollandǀCheryl Hoodǀ Elizabeth & Michael HopleyǀAudrey & Delbert HubbardǀKyle Huleattǀ Industrial Credit UnionǀSteven & Terri Ingeǀ Innotech Window & Doorsǀ Doris Ironsǀ Elizabeth Jelineoǀ Pamela Jettǀ Amy Johnsonǀ Alexis JonesǀDebra & David JonesǀJanice Jungǀ Frederick S. Kaiserǀ Chuck Kaleǀ Richard & Judith KasperǀJ.B. & S.P. KeithǀBrian KennemerǀPhyllis & Lawrence Kiehnǀ Kiwanis Club of Bellinghamǀ Kleinhampl R.ǀLinda KnypstraǀChristine KubotaǀColleen KuehlǀKerri KuljisǀLaurel & Thomas KuneshǀEvelyn KwiatkowskiǀAnn Lacklandǀ Larson Gross PLLCǀ Latitude 49ǀTom LaughlinǀNick LeaderǀCarla Leeǀ Sonja LeeǀHeather & Garrett Lequeǀ Christine Lewisǀ John Lindhǀ Kelli Linvilleǀ Karin Luceǀ Lummi Island Congregational Churchǀ Greg LuceǀBob MaclsaacǀMiriam MarguliesǀMarlen MarschkeǀMichelle McNameeǀ Kathle McQuaideǀCharles & Elizabeth MartindaleǀJean McBean ǀDonald McCaleǀSarah McDanielǀMegan McGintyǀPatti Mitchellǀ Amelia MendenhallǀHeather Michelǀ Patti MorganǀJonathan MooneyhamǀMarilyn MoullenǀAmanda Murphyǀ Joyce MyhrShenandoah MyrickǀNina NancarrowǀDr. David NetboyǀNetwork for Goodǀ Kim Newellǀ Nobel Experiment LLCǀ Virginia NurcoǀDawn OehlerichǀPeter O'MaraǀAmber Olsonǀ Open Kitchen LLCǀJean OverlyǀLinda L PalmerǀJay PapasanǀDebbie ParkerǀJoel PattinsonǀDarlene PetersonǀKenneth & Patricia PettichordǀJo PhilpotǀKathryn Piscitelloǀ Ray & Sally PoormanǀGene & Marlene Potocnikǀ The Pysden TeamǀDebbie & Dan RaasǀMonique Ransomǀ Nancy RathjenǀAnn ReadingǀCarl & Marjorie ReichhardtǀRosalind ReynoldsǀJames & Merete RhoadesǀGlenn RinkelǀThomas & Junko RoehlǀDoug & Karen RoosmaǀTerry RowellǀS & S Concrete Construction, IncǀBertha Saffordǀ Saturna Capital CorporationǀCleo SchackerǀDale & Betty SchraderǀSchwab CharitableǀMarcia E. ScottǀPhillis SelfǀKari SevernsǀDiana ShenkǀRuth ShusterǀHarneet SihotaǀJoann Simonarson-PoitrasǀJillene Snellǀ Karla SlusherǀAshley SnyderǀAnna Sorichǀ Barbara SouthworthǀSarah SpitzerǀDelores StarcherǀSusan StaleyǀSterling Rentals 1 LLCǀ Ann & Michael StevensonǀJim & Peggy StewartǀPatricia Stiglianiǀ Maurice & Anita StofferǀShaen SullivanǀKaren SummersǀDiane TannerǀLinda TessierǀScott L ThomsonǀRyan ThramerǀHal ThurstonǀLarry & Karen Rule Tobiassenǀ Thomas & Martina Horn FoundationǀJeffrey Y. TomǀTop Land Trading IncǀNicole TroupeǀTruistǀJoanna Twombly-WiserǀUnited Way of King CountyǀGaylon Vander Yachtǀ Vanderpol RealtyǀBrit VolpenheinǀJune & John Vigorǀ VSH PLLCǀErin Walterǀ Washington FederalǀRyan WenzelǀWest Edge Credit UnionǀCarolyn E. WolfeǀMarina WolfeǀCatherine WrightǀNikolas WrightǀMarilyn and Gary WyssǀYorkston Oil Company IncorporatedǀLynne & Andy YurovchakǀDavid & Rena ZieglerǀBarbara ZielstraǀAnthony Zold

Sign up for paperless billing for a chance to earn $1,500 toward your energy bill. Every two weeks through February 2019, PSE will randomly select a winner who’ll receive an energy credit to use toward their residential PSE energy bill.

Don’t have an online account? Simply go to to create your free account and select paperless billing. Already have paperless billing? You can still get a chance to earn $1,500 by signing into your digital account and updating your preferences. Find out more at
360.671.7663 | |
TUES THRU SAT 10AM-5PM | 360.734.0202
EXPIRES 1/30/19