Lydia's House Mission

Lydia’s House mission is to provide women of the tri-state area that are in crisis, a faith-based, safe and supportive transitional living experience that will help heal their soul through the love of Jesus Christ



Lydia of Thyatira was known in the Bible to be generous and hospitable in all her ways. She was the head of her household and the purveyor of fine purple cloth which was rare in those days. As soon as she heard the Apostle Paul speak of the Lord Jesus, she and her family were baptized at once, and she immediately opened her home to Paul, Silas, Timothy and Luke. In doing so, she created one of the first home churches in Europe and continued to have an open door, a generous heart and a spirit of JOY! So, the passion was placed To Be A Lydia…

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Why Lydia's


Lydia’s House is an organization that provides transitional housing and life skills training for women. It offers assistance to women that are frequently homeless, as they move from dependent, often abusive relationships into independent, self-sufficient lifestyles. Additionally, it assists residents in child reunification if substance abuse is involved.


This is the tri-state area’s only transitional housing facility. The facility provides residents with a program that teaches necessary life skills to live independently. This collaborative approach to empowerment is the keystone to developing self-sufficiency in the residents. The program includes personal development, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, interpersonal skills building, community involvement, leisure activities and independent living skills.

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Contact Us

Lydia's House 

PO Box 1317

Keokuk, Iowa 52632

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