Bread for all, and Roses too!

Bread for all, and Roses too! This slogan dates back to the 1910’s from Women’s Suffrage Movement activist Helen Todd. This phrase was not only used in reference to Women’s Suffrage, but rather it continued to be used during what is now referred to as the “Bread and Roses Strike.” The Bread and Roses Strike worked towards protesting for fair wages and dignified working conditions, as the working conditions in textile factories were often harsh, dangerous, and for little pay. While the original origin of Helen’s slogan is unknown, the meaning has been explained and inferred by different people in

Shelter Expansion Update

Have you been by Lydia’s House recently? If not, the next time you drive by, you might have to do a double take! The construction crews have been making lots of progress the past several weeks putting up walls and connecting the two buildings, getting us just that much closer to having a completed project to provide better quality care, resources, and experiences to our guests.           If you take a closer look at our backyard picture above, you may notice that our walnut tree is gone! A few weeks ago, a logging crew came in

The Fruitfulness of 2023

Throughout the year 2023, Lydia’s House accomplished many things. We provided emergency shelter to over 20 families and served over 40 families in our aftercare program. Being able to serve all the families that we do and serve them well involves a lot of moving parts, helpful connections, community change, and growth. Some of the biggest changes that occurred in 2023 involved having new staff members come on board over the summer, the ground breaking of our shelter addition, and the purchasing of a new building in order to help grow and expand our offices and flow of services.