Lydia’s House is the only program in the St. Louis metropolitan area providing confidentially located, long-term, stationery transitional housing specifically for battered women and their children. The over-arching goal of the Lydia’s House transitional housing program is to help battered and abused women gain the skills and resources necessary for obtaining and sustaining permanent housing and for living independently as individuals and/or as parents. Lydia’s House provides that critically needed additional time(up to 24 months) in confidentially located, fully furnished apartments, thereby creating space at the emergency shelters for more domestic violence victims in immediate danger.
What We Need & What You Get
One of the needs at Lydia's House is supplies for the families in transition. There are various donations that they accept, but the areas of greatest need right now are:
- kitchen towels and potholders
- paper products
The ImpactApproximately 85% of the women who stay in transitional housing a year or more are able to accomplish goals such as retire old debts, secure employment, buy a car and/or rent a home by the time they leave Lydia’s House.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you don't have money, you can:
- Share with friends and family.
- Volunteer your time for Ethics in Action service projects
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