Reflections on Being With

This article by Anne Housholder is featured in our most recent newsletter. You can see the full newsletter here. Reflections on Being with: Friendship at the Healthcare Margins This season at Lydia’s House we’re reading Friendship at the Margins by Chris Heuertz and Christine Pohl.  As we’re reading it, we’re asking ourselves questions about what it really means to be friends, particularly friends with those whose lives have often been marked by frequent losses of friendships and frayed family structures.  Serving women transitioning out of homelessness means that Lydia’s house often leads us both intentionally and unintentionally into friendships we don’t

Pumpkin Patches and Halloween

In the past month, the Lydia’s House community has been getting out and enjoying the activities of fall. One weekend, a group went out to a farm and pumpkin patch in Kentucky, where there were hayrides, a corn maze, a petting zoo, and, of course, some fun photo opportunities. For Halloween, there were two occasions for dressing up in costumes – once for the trail at Lindner Park, and once for trick or treating in our neighborhood. One group with kids went out for trick or treating, while some stayed behind and handed out candy. We were grateful for a box