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Lydia’s House

Cincinnati, Ohio

Lydia’s House emerged from the housing crisis in Cincinnati, as the traditional shelters were carrying waiting lists and denying space to nearly 70% of the women with children that called in crisis situations. Guests at Lydia’s house are all homeless women and children who are victims of trauma, most of whom have been sexually abused and are impacted by systemic racism. Rooted in the tradition of Catholic Worker Houses, Lydia’s House provides free housing, nightly cooked meals, bus passes, and structured savings programs, and more to their guests. They have also started an advocacy project called Uprooting Injustice Together in which volunteers, guests and former guests will advocate together for the end of family homelessness.

Website: Lydia’s House

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