Lydia’s Property of Hope resilient in the confront of tough yr

Allie and Nolan bake cookies at Lydia's House of Hope in Somersworth.
Residents of Lydia's House of Hope present a turkey.
Sarah and Laura wear masks and practice COVID-19 precautions at Lydia's House of Hope.
Felecia and Naomi found a home at Lydia's House of Hope.

When Theresa Tozier, founder and govt director of Lydia’s Property of Hope, first started out a transitional housing method for women and their small children in disaster, she was told that it would be unattainable, primarily without the need of point out or federal funding. Four a long time later, as Lydia’s Household of Hope flourishes, in the midst of world-wide uncertainty and unrest, the non-income knows anything is probable.

These previous four yrs have been a steep learning curve as the organization navigates the ever-changing landscape of homelessness on the Seacoast. Lydia’s Household of Hope graduates are potent and resilient, ready to handle regardless of what life throws at them. The gals who have graduated from Lydia’s have long gone on to turn into an EMT, a situation worker at a community human solutions company, and college students inside of a lot of distinctive plans. Some have gotten married, ordered homes, and had kids. The program’s graduates have figured out how to advocate for on their own and have been empowered to make healthful selections for them selves and their small children. These women of all ages do not fit into a mold. Their tales are diversified and different, and their uniqueness phone calls for individualized services. There is no “one-dimensions-fits-all” process. Figuring out their variety of ordeals, wants, and plans, Lydia’s offer its residents with a person-on-one case management to assistance them meet up with their unique desires and objectives.