Home Improvements

A house is like a living, sighing, leaking creature, and it always needs a little help somewhere. The house that holds St. Lydia’s has been standing for a century, and received some loving attention this week. We residents inside the house have seen the friendly faces of Georgia and Dennis Bishop popping up in the windows. This couple, our regular building maintenance volunteers, are taking on the long-term improvement project of installing new storm windows. The house’s original windows are still in place but have not always provided the most security from the weather, especially cold winds. We really appreciate

International Women’s Day at Xavier

On March 15th, members of the Lydia’s House community attended the International Women’s Day event at Xavier University, which featured a dinner, panel, and discussion on “Building from the Ground Up: Examining Women’s Roles in Collaborative Partnerships & Community Building.” We were glad to be able to buy a table to support the event at Xavier.  We were especially enthusiastic about this event because two of our community members were featured on the panel: Sylvia Chemweno, our summer intern from last summer, and Quanita Roberson, our house counselor. We’ve long been supported by many organizations at XU, and value our

Volunteers We Appreciate

It takes many people all along the way to make Lydia’s House a welcoming home for women and children in crisis and transition, and we are grateful for all those who take a part.  Some of these volunteers we especially appreciate are Dennis and Georgia Bishop. Dennis and Georgia Bishop have been the power couple of Lydia’s House building and maintenance needs. From the early days of the house renovation, they faithfully worked every Saturday, taking on jobs like framing, tiling and painting. Since we’ve opened, they’ve continued to work with us, coming at least monthly to do work on