A Meditation on Mopping Stairs

Laura Menze, Lydia’s House Occupational Therapist On the afternoon of the opening of the Virginia Coffey Place, I walked through the units and turned on lights before making the final descent with the mop bucket, kicking off my boots wary of getting them wet. Mopping those steep stairs for all the attendees was a christening of that space, but not in the champagne over the bow of a ship or the baptism sort of christening, both unique and singular events, rather it was a christening of a life lived in that space, a life that will include sweeping and mopping

Support our fund drive : Play Space for Lydia’s House families

Support our fund drive by April 12: Play Space for Lydia’s House families UPDATE: We reached our goal through crowdrise! That campaign has closed but if you’d like to donate to our playspace please send donations to PO BOX 128808 Cincinnati Ohio 45212. Spring has sprung! Do you remember the days of playing in your yard with neighborhood kids? Or maybe that is a memory you wished you had. Let’s give a few kids a nice, clean, safe place to play at Lydia’s House Coffey Place, a set of stable supportive housing for low-income women and their children. Let’s give

Winter Wellness BINGO Concludes

As the Lydia’s House community rejoices in springtime weather with walks to Ameristop for ice cream and plans for a backyard grill out, we also have celebrated the conclusion of Winter Wellness BINGO. Winter Wellness BINGO was created as winter grey days and holidays, often a trigger for painful memories, loomed ahead. Each guest and staff member was given a BINGO card with various activities to complete over the winter months. This activity gave a language and a framework for having regular conversations about practicing coping skills, building positive relationships, and engaging in healthy leisure activities. Staff of Lydia’s House

Wednesday Dinner Wizards

It’s no secret that all things at Lydia’s House are possible thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers who consistently show up and help us accomplish our every day tasks both big and small. Lydia’s House strives to be a relational ministry. Folks connected to the world of ministry may take this for granted, but to all of us on staff here, we know that the commitment it takes to be a part of a relational ministry is no small task. Relational ministry requires a few key things, consistency, intentional presence, and the desire to invest in relationship with the