Lydia's House works in faith to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children.
Lydia's House fulfills this mission by:
- Providing safe, affordable transitional housing in a confidential location for a maximum of two years.
- Assisting women and their children to create and implement long term individual life-goal plans which include education, training, employment, and safe housing
- Facilitating access to information and referrals to community resources
- Creating awareness about domestic violence through a speaker’s bureau and an outreach educational ministry.
Lydias House vision is a world without Domesic Violence.
The over-arching goal of Lydia's House is to help battered and abused women gain the skills and resources necessary for obtaining and sustaining permanent housing for living independently as individuals and/or as parents free from the threat of violence.
Lydia's House provides advocates to each residents. These advocates provide the residents with guidance, case management, mentoring and role modeling in order to help each woman create personal order for herself and her children.
Approximately 85% of women who stay a year or more are able to accomplish goals such as retire old debts, secure employment, further their education, buy a car, and/or rent a home by the time they leave Lydia's House.
No one should live in fear of the person they love.