Lydia Place: Pulling Back The Veil On Homelessness

Lydia Place: Pulling Back The Veil On Homelessness

Bellingham is home to many wonderful non-profits working tirelessly behind the scenes to build a stronger community. This Southside Living column written by 2roofs’ co-founder Sean Hall features local nonprofit Lydia Place.

 As I Interview Emily O’Connor, director of Lydia Place, I was struck by her immense heart and great leadership in our community. When I asked about her mission she said, “What we want to do is to pull back the veil on what it means to be homeless in Whatcom County.”

Local Home Sale Houses 38 People & Helps Local Kids Pay it Forward

Local Home Sale Houses 38 People & Helps Local Kids Pay it Forward

New Hope for Girls, African Road partners in Tanzania, is a special family home where 34 girls who were victims of modern slavery, child marriage or who had been left to the streets, find love, healing, education and a new life. The New Hope for Girls family faced a house move in early August when their landlord sold the home they had been renting.

2roofs Home Sale helps Homeless Bellingham Teen

2roofs Home Sale helps Homeless Bellingham Teen

Joseph had been in over 40 different placements over the years. He did not have a healthy support system and lacked some basic life skills. After running from his last placement, Northwest Youth Services' PAD provided emergency housing and case management to Joseph during his stay. Most importantly, the PAD provided Joseph with a time where he could focus on being a kid and work on his own goals.