A Place of Healing – A Voice of Hope.
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 provides a place of healing and a voice of hope for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Our transitional housing program is offered for up to two years, and serves as a critical link between emergency shelters and safe, independent living. During this period of healing, residents at Lydia’s House are provided advocacy and resources they need to build a life of hope and self-independence.
We are committed to breaking the cycle of abuse. Confidential, safe and pet-friendly housing helps victims of domestic violence transition from crisis to safe and stable living. Lydia’s House is the only standalone transitional housing in eastern Missouri and one of the largest in the country. Our work is inspired by the belief that everyone deserves a safe place to call home.
1 in 4
women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime
Every 9 seconds
a woman is assaulted or beaten
is one of the most under-reported crimes
3 or more
women are murdered by an intimate partner every day
children witness some form of domestic violence each year
is the third leading cause of homelessness
How We Make a
Building a Life of Hope
“I really struggled when I first came to Lydia’s House, but the staff helped me learn from my mistakes instead of making me feel bad about them. My staff advocate helped me to set goals and stay focused, because I wanted a better life for my girls. Although I was finally able to move into my own apartment, I still go to support groups and meet with my advocate. Their support has truly been a blessing in my life. I finally feel safe, and I’m so glad that my girls will know how to love without pain.”