Announcing The Virginia Coffey House

We’re so excited to announce that we have a name for our new building. After a long search process that involved input from many parties, we’re naming our new supportive housing after local civil rights leader Virginia Coffey. Virginia was a girl scout leader, teacher, activist for integration of public spaces, mentor to many young women, and the founding head of the Human Relations Commission. We hope her legacy will be honored as our building provides a permanent home to young moms who seek stability for their families. Please join us on March 17 at 4pm as we pray blessings

New Building Update Winter 2019

Work on the new affordable housing building is moving along rapidly as we look forward to the first tenant families moving in this spring. Interior finishes throughout the apartments are nearing completion and the first floor preschool space is coming along on schedule. The residential space has been transformed with the doors and trim installed and a fresh coat of paint on all walls and ceilings. Lydia’s House is so grateful for the generosity of Organized Living and 15 of their staff for donating all the materials and installation of closets and hardware in the eight apartment units. In early February,

New Building Fall 2018 Update

Workers have been busy 7 days a week and we remain on schedule to open in the spring of 2019! The latest updates include adding drywall to the walls of our new building and installing HVAC systems. Exterior detail work and finishes are going up soon.  Thank you so much to our faithful volunteers especially Dan Aerni, Dennis Bishop and Dane Miller (aka the triple D’s). We look forward to offering affordable apartments to our guest families, keeping them in community with Lydia’s House in a supportive, asset rich neighborhood! We’re so pleased to announce our first commercial tenant: Azalea Montessori.

Norwood Flora & Fauna: Temporary Beautification for Abandoned Space

The new building when Lydia’s House first acquired it, in May:                     The same building, on October 29:                       Lydia’s House’s new building was facing a long year of renovations. The windows would need to be covered, and we wanted to do that in a way that would be beautiful, and show that the building had new owners who cared about it. We connected with Woven Oak and Garden Camp, hoping that local kids could be involved in some kind of