Whitley Ray Russo Memorial Golf Tournament

Every Wednesday evening we serve a meal for the women and children of Lydia’s House. The meals are provided by various faith communities, professional organizations, individuals and businesses.

These community meals are an important part of the programming at Lydia’s House. If asked why, we might talk about the benefits of sharing a meal together, or just giving the women a break from preparing and serving one meal. What we know, however, is that for many of our residents the community meal is important because it may be one of the healthiest and most substantial meals they eat all week.

Food insecurity is an important issue in Missouri and across the country. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) defines food insecurity as “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods.” In 2013 approximately 16% of the population in St. Louis County was considered food insecure, and that percentage increased to 22% if you only counted the children in the county. In that same year, 14% of households in the U.S. were classified as food insecure.

Reducing food insecurity is not a simple task as the reasons for food insecurity vary around the globe. In the U.S., major causes of food insecurity include unemployment, high housing costs, low wages and poverty, lack of access to food stamps and medical or health costs. Until we are able to get a grasp on how to reduce the pervasiveness of food insecurity, we can continue to donate to food banks or homeless shelters. And here at Lydia’s House we will continue to serve community meals.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make the community meals a possibility, from those who prepare and deliver the food to those who help serve the food and clean up after the meal. If you are interested in getting involved with the community meals, please e-mail us info@lydiashouse.org.


Whitley Ray Russo Memorial Golf Tournament

Join us

Monday, June 11, 2018

at Missouri Bluffs Golf Course

to once again honor Whitley Ray Russo and support the mission of Lydia’s House.

2017 Whitley Ray-Russo Memorial Golf Tournament raised $34K for Lydia’s House! Thank you to Ashley Russo and Diana Loewe’s tremendous efforts in making this such a successful tournament! The funds raised through their efforts will be used to provide quality services for the women and children residing at Lydia’s House.

For more information,check out the Tournament Brochure! 

Register!


Annual Golf Tournament

Join us
Monday, June 11, 2018
at Missouri Bluffs Golf Course
to once again honor Whitley Ray Russo and support the mission of Lydia’s House.

2017 Whitley Ray-Russo Memorial Golf Tournament raised $34K for Lydia’s House! Thank you to Ashley Russo and Diana Loewe’s tremendous efforts in making this such a successful tournament! The funds raised through their efforts will be used to provide quality services for the women and children residing at Lydia’s House.

For more information,check out the Tournament Brochure!
Register!

For more questions, contact Ellie at development@lydiashouse.org


Helping The Helpers

For nearly 23 years Lydia’s House has helped women and children move out of abusive relationships and into safety and self reliance. They have inspired countless numbers of women to invest in themselves and countless numbers of organizations to invest in the mission.

Many wonderful organizations, seeing the good work Lydia’s House does, are inspired to help them help others. Organizations aid Lydia’s House by organizing donations, food and clothing drives, auctions, etc.  But equally important, they lend their reputation and membership to the cause of Lydia’s House. They increase awareness of domestic violence by committing to put their entire company’s support behind our mission.

Lydia’s House exists because sometimes people need help helping themselves but we too rely on the support and help of others. The time, talents and treasures of various groups are invaluable in aiding Lydia’s House to provide life saving assistance to women every day.

Thank you to all volunteers, groups, organizations, individuals and businesses that have shown Lydia’s House support. With you, we are able to sustain and stand strong against adversity.

-Pilar


A Poem for Winter

I’m a falling snowflake,
so tiny and so small.

I don’t seem to matter,
but to those who see me fall.

Some say we all just look alike
and groups us all as snow,

And some will see we change.
the farther on we go.

We’re hurried with the wind,
and brushed aside by some,

While others stop to see
the wonderment we’ve done.

And all too soon our journey,
it comes to an end,

But we’ve touched along the way,
loved ones, foes and friends.

I’ve seen tears and I’ve seen smiles,
heard laughter and heard pain,

And though not many noticed me,
I was there, just the same.

So when next you see a snowflake,
take time to look and smile,

Remember, each one of us a miracle,
each one of us worthwhile.

I could be an autumn breeze
or bird against the sky

But, I am just a snowflake,
… Or am I?

Written by a Former Resident of Lydia’s House