The rate of family homelessness has more than doubled since March 2020.
We are thrilled to announce that Heart House is on track to welcome home families this June! Heart House works to address both the housing and childcare shortage in our community by providing 11 units for families with young children and a childcare facility operated in partnership with the YMCA. 

We are so grateful for all the supporters who have helped make this vision a reality! Interested in getting involved?
PSE Foundation Gift 

The PSE Foundation supports organizations, including Lydia Place, across Washington State to keep our “vibrant communities safe, supported, and thriving.” This funding is critical this year to help meet the rising need for Lydia Place services - housing, mental health counseling, and parent support programs, here in our community. 

We are thankful for their creative collaboration and dedication to the communities they serve. 


Discover opportunities to get involved and see all the creative ways our community supports our mission to disrupt the cycle of homelessness.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Last year at Hearts for Housing, our community was able to come together and raise over $250,000 for families experiencing homelessness in our community. 

As we continue to see the need for services rise and the impacts of the pandemic continue to affect our most vulnerable neighbors adversely, your participation this year is even more critical to ensuring mission success.
Interested in being an "agent of change" and becoming a sponsor?
Reach out to TallyR@lydiaplace.org
LAST CALL: Do you have a good or service to donate to our upcoming auction? We would love to feature your business but our event is fast-approaching - please contact us today!
Woods Coffee
Day of Giving
Thursday, March 31st

Donate $10 or more at any Whatcom or Skagit County Woods Coffee and receive a complimentary coffee drink of your choice.

All donations directly benefit Lydia Place programs and will be matched by Woods Coffee (up to $10,000)! 
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.
Spring Cleaning?

Support our families by donating your used clothing, children's items and household goods.
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March Is Women's History Month

Women’s history is essential to our history. This month, we honor the women who founded Lydia Place and those on our team that are the visionaries, leaders, and world-changers that make our organization what it is today.  
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March Is Social Workers Month

Whether providing housing case management, mental health services or parenting support, Lydia Place staff are champions for our clients and advocates for change.
Join us in honoring their dedication, professionalism and impact this month!
Throughout history, social workers spearheaded movements in our nation:
Fought for civil and voting rights for people of color

Achieved the minimum wage

Expanded reproductive and employment rights

Supported marriage and employment protections for LGBTQIA+ people

Advocated for immigrants seeking asylum

Raised awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

Fought for client privacy and mental health services
To learn more about Social Worker Month, you can follow @naswsocialworkers or head to their website!
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.