2013-06-02 22.28.53           The attic of Lydia’s House as it was emptied.  Photo courtesy of Julianna Boehm Photography


Many of you might remember the Lydia’s House house  when we first acquired it: the house, like the women and children we will serve, was broken and in need of a lot of love and caring.  Indeed, when 2024 Mills was finally empty, it looked like a Goliath of a venture.  The cracked plaster, dilapidated walls, and other signs of neglect made us wonder if the renovation would ever be complete.

Well, we are far from completion, but as the drywall is hung and insulation is installed, the dream of Lydia’s House is becoming more and more a reality.  Just a couple weekends ago, the attic seemed almost ready to paint–all that was needed was to fill in the cracks in between the drywall.  The heating/cooling systems have been installed, as well as the insulation, and it seems like with a little paint and decoration, these rooms are ready to go!

2013-10-12 14.15.48Almost looks like a completely different room, doesn’t it?


We are so blessed to know how far we’ve come, and are even more blessed to have such a strong community which supports us.  We could not have gotten here without all of the volunteers and friends of Lydia’s House.