This year's Hearts for Housing Love Boat Edition exceeded all of our expectations. We sold out a month before the event (even with increased ticket prices!), and with the match from our friends at Random Acts, you raised over $280,000 for Lydia Place programs and services! This is an overwhelming gift to our community, and that is because of you. Thank you for joining us to disrupt the cycle of homelessness for this generation and the next. Together we will ensure every family is housed, has essential services, and the ability to dream.

Missed the event? Want to relive it all over again? Watch the video below for event highlights.
Join us in disrupting the cycle of homelessness. Give today!
Through the power of $5, $10, $25 (and beyond) monthly, and numerous one-time pledges, individuals in our community stepped up and raised their hands in response to ending homelessness for local families.

Random Acts , Misha Collins and Vicki Vantoch created a $65,000 #IWISHFORTHIS ( read original story here ) match challenge that asked local residents to come together to support Lydia Place in our commitment to end family homelessness. 
In return, they pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $65,000.

You did it, and they are just as thrilled as Lydia Place to know that these critical funds will support short and long-term rental payment programs, and supplemental support for Lydia Place case management, parenting, and mental health services – all critical components of disrupting the cycle of homelessness for children and their parents. Homelessness is a community problem that deserves a community solution.

From everyone at Lydia Place, we thank you for your support. One day, a short distance from now, ALL families will have a home, opportunity, and the chance to dream. 
Thank you for making those dreams possible. 
We're Seeing PINK this April
Are you ready for the tastiest, pinkest, and jazziest happy hour in town? Tickets are now available for Seeing PINK A Ciao Thyme Commons Experience on April 22! Sponsored by Ben Kinney Companies, you'll enjoy heavy appetizers with paired cocktails from Ciao Thyme, sweets from Saltadena, and jazz from the Julian MacDonough Trio. Want to keep the party going? Upgrade your ticket to include a seat to Pink Martini live at the Mount Baker Theatre immediately following Ciao Thyme!
A Powerful Partnership with PSE!
In a commitment to help families in need and to empower communities to make energy saving decisions, Puget Sound Energy launched their new program Puget Sound Energy's Powerful Partnerships. Lydia Place was selected as a sponsorship recipient, along with 23 other non-profit organizations in the Puget Sound area. Learn more about this program and its impact today!
Join #TeamLP
Lydia Place is an amazing place to work (psst-- Bellingham Alive thinks so too). We have openings right now for both direct and in-direct service! If you are interested in making a difference, working in a supportive work culture, and having the best co-workers around, learn more about our positions and apply today!
Save the Date--Handbags for Housing!
We may have just got done with Hearts for Housing, but we're already planning and dreaming about the biggest fashion event in Whatcom County--Handbags for Housing! We're switching things up for its 6th year, and moving from downtown to Barkley's Village Green! Join us on June 7th for cocktails, a beauty bar, local fashion show, and of course, handbags! Tickets go on sale April 1st, so mark your calendars!
Every year at Hearts for Housing, we recognize and honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in support of our mission and in service to those needing housing and support. This year, we recognized two individuals who have dedicated a combined 20 years of their lives supporting hundreds of local families and children. Join us in thanking and celebrating the work of Craig Dunn and Ashley Thomasson.
Ashley Thomasson is the Housing Program Supervisor here at Lydia Place, and has
spent a third of her life fulfilling the mission of Lydia Place, and supporting hundreds of families in our community. A bright light for her clients (and coworkers!), Lydia Place would not be the same without the work and
heart of our Ashley.
Craig Dunn has served on the Lydia Place Board of Directors for ten years, even answering the call and taking the reins as Board President. He has steered our organization through calm and stormy seas, and been our lighthouse of leadership along the way. Craig is and always will be one of our greatest champions.
Winter Sale Happening Now!
Brr! Where did this cold front come from?! Did you already put away your winter weather gear? Don't worry, Wise Buys has you covered! Visit Wise Buys now until February 28th and get 30% off all winter gear, and 75% off all green tags! And as always, when you shop at Wise Buys you're supporting Lydia Place programs and services!
Check out these events and articles from our community!
Many than ks to our friends at the Rotary Club of Bellingham Sunrise, who donated a portion of the proceeds from their annual Oysterfest to Lydia Place--$15,000!
Local Kevin Coleman is using his art for a purpose--to support local non-profits (like us!). Read about his story and see some of his incredible art.
Mother's Day Weekend, 10 local womxn will perform The Vagina Monologues at the Firehouse to benefit Lydia Place! See times and dates today!
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