A Lydia’s House Guest Story

Below is the story of a former Lydia’s House guest. Her story was shared at this year’s Women for Women event in September, where her story was portrayed by a Cincinnati Shakespeare Company actress. You can read it below if you happened to miss the event. Thank you, Lakeitia, for opening your heart so graciously to tell your story. My name is Lakeitia, and this spring, living at Lydia’s House helped me bring my family — and myself — back together. My life shattered four years ago, February 23, 2015, when my mom passed. My whole life, it was just

A Day in the Life at Lydia’s House

Every day at Lydia’s House is one of a kind. One of the pivotal rituals in our life together is our celebrations. We celebrate in copious amounts; we celebrate birthdays, moves, achievements, graduations, and milestones. Sometimes there might be several celebrations in one week! Here is how a particularly eventful evening at Lydia’s House might go. After coming home from our long days of work, running errands, school, and daycare, we gather to share our nightly community dinner. One of our lovely volunteers, called “meal angels”, prepares us all a delicious meal. We set the table with napkin rings that