Mental Health Awareness Month
Living in a tiny motel room with no privacy, deciding which bill is the most important to pay, and dealing with racist and discriminatory housing practices are just a few of the stressors that some of our clients are faced with daily.
Mental health is not exclusive to just our clients. We are all on our own mental health journey and employee wellness is a value of ours at Lydia Place. We value each other as humans first. We know that the best outcomes for our clients and our community are achieved when our team is healthy and thriving.

We invite you to take 5 minutes to relax and reflect through this guided meditation by a Lydia Place Mental Health Clinician. It is a quick and easy way to practice self-care almost anywhere.
Wondering how you can show your support for Lydia Place on the daily? You’re in luck!

Introducing our brand-new online merchandise shop! There are so many great options that are made-to-order and will ship directly to your door.

All proceeds from the sale of our merch go toward supporting our housing, mental health, and parenting programs.

Visit our website to browse through our offerings and support family housing in Whatcom County!
Coffee Can Create Change
On Woods Day of Giving we raised $30,000, which includes a generous $10,000 match from Woods Coffee.

Over 1,700 people donated $10 or more across Skagit and Whatcom County. Thank you to our community who continuously support us in disrupting the cycle of homelessness.

Discover opportunities to get involved and see all the creative ways our community supports our mission to disrupt the cycle of homelessness.
Support Lydia Place's mission by volunteering with our Community Engagement Team!
Join us on your own, or with friends and loved ones to make a lasting impact on our community! We'll need the help of volunteers throughout May and June to prepare and execute the events you'll find below.

To learn more about these events and how you can use your talents to support our work, email us at
May 21st | 6-10 PM | Hotel Leo

Will you go to Beer Prom with us?

With 15 breweries on board this year, we will have seven one of a kind, collaborative brews to enjoy. We'll have a 70's themed costume contest, raffle, and live music from Groove Bot Band. You will be boogeying the night away! 

All proceeds benefit Lydia Place and tickets are limited so grab yours now.
Must be 21+ to attend.
May 26th | 4-6 PM

1705 Gladstone Street
Bellingham, WA 98229

Heart House will provide 11 permanent supportive housing units and a licensed daycare facility to low-income families with children in our community.

Join us to celebrate with light refreshments and on-site tours of Heart House and our program offices located next door at our Gladstone Campus.
Calling all trend-setters and fashion fiends, Lydia Place’s annual not-to-miss fashion and philanthropy shopping extravaganza, Handbags for Housing, is back in-person on Thursday, June 9th!

We, along with our Presenting Sponsor, San Juan Broadband, are thrilled to be back together to celebrate 10 years​ of Handbags for Housing with our “Bright Lights, Fashion City” themed event.

You and your friends can peruse hundreds of bags thoughtfully curated with prices starting at $10, sip and savor craft cocktails and delicious appetizers, and enjoy a live fashion show featuring local boutiques and makers.

Grab your ticket to join us for an evening of fashion, philanthropy, and fun benefiting Lydia Place programs.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Reach out to

If you have a new or very gently used handbag you would like to donate to our auction you can start the process by filling out a donation form and then dropping your bag off at Label's Women's Consignment Shop.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Whatcom County families need your help. Whether you can commit to a monthly donation or make a one-time gift, your support is vital to our ability to continue to say "yes" to families in crisis.

Support our families by donating your used clothing, children's items and household goods.

On your next grocery store run, you can easily support local families in our community through the Haggen Cultivating Community Together Campaign. When checking out, choose to donate and support us in our mission to end the cycle of homelessness in Whatcom County.

March 30th through May 24th

Barkley Haggen and Ferndale Haggen
Join Our Team!
We are seeking driven individuals to join us in our mission to disrupt the cycle of homelessness. We are currently hiring for a range of positions.
Phone: 360-671-7663

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
Lydia Place is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the law.