A Place of Healing – A Voice of Hope.




Lydia’s House provides domestic violence survivors and their children a safe place to heal, a voice for justice, and an opportunity for better and sustainable lives.

Lydia’s House is located in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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.

Lydia’s House is NOT an emergency shelter.

The Issue:

1 in 4

women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime

Every 9 seconds

a woman is assaulted or beaten

Domestic violence

is one of the most under-reported crimes

3 or more

women are murdered by an intimate partner every day

10 million

children witness some form of domestic violence each year

Domestic violence

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.”

How You Can Help

The services we provide at Lydia’s House would not be possible without the support of your donations. Help us put an end to domestic violence by ensuring there will be safe place for women and children to heal. Find out how you can support Lydia’s House with a financial gift.

Volunteers provide critical support for our residents and employees. We welcome individuals and volunteer groups to find an opportunity compatible with their skills: from tutoring and preparing community meals to cleaning, event planning, organizing donation drives and more.

Support the women of Lydia’s House by purchasing our delicious Chicken Pot Pies and Very Berry Pies, available at Straub’s, Dierbergs, City Greens Market and select grocery stores in St. Louis, Memphis and Kansas City. Proceeds from Lydia’s Ladle pies directly support Lydia’s House and provide valuable job training to our residents.

If you are interested in donating or would like more information about Lydia’s House,

please contact our development coordinator at (314) 771-4411 or development@lydiashouse.org.

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