Spring has sprung! Do you remember the days of playing in your yard with neighborhood kids? Or maybe that is a memory you wished you had.
Let's give a few kids a nice, clean, safe place to play at Lydia's House Coffey Place, a set of stable supportive housing for low-income women and their children. Let's give them a swing set and safe greenspace to play on our lot!
As a challenge campaign initiated by USA Today, donate by end of day Friday, April 12 for Lydia's House to potentially secure additional grant dollars for transitional housing and supportive services.
The mission of Lydia's House is to provide safe, stable and supportive housing to women and children in transition and crisis.
Each year we provide housing and basic needs for around 20 homeless women and children. Lydia's House provides education and job training support, financial planning skills, and mental health support to ensure more positive outcomes in families' transition to stable housing.
Hamilton County's "Strategies to End Homelessness" reported that of the 2,185 unduplicated calls to the CAP hotline in 2013, 70% received no services. The average homeless family served by the shelter system was a 30-year-old woman with two children under age 6. The population served by Lydia's House reflects this--mothers of young children need support and stability. Once a homeless family receives the services of shelter, it is vital that they remain housed as a second round of homelessness will likely result in no services. The trauma-informed care and holistic approach used at Lydia's House is how we strive to ensure 100% housing stability after guests leave Lydia's House.