A “Thank You” to Local Businesses

Lydia’s House of Hope would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses who donate time, funding, and goods to our program and our residents. We have been so blessed by these partnerships, and this Thanksgiving season we wanted to extend a special note of gratitude for all the generous support we […]

Graduate Updates!

Once a graduate… Ashley is a past graduate of Lydia’s House of Hope. Today she is on staff at Lydia’s as full time Case manager. She lives with her son and fiancé and is working on her Master’s degree in Business Administration! A New And Beautiful Life… Laura is a past graduate of Lydia’s House […]

Hold on to Hope

  Lydia’s House of Hope had a few amazing superheroes from Harley-Davidson Dealership in Rochester bring our families back-to-school backpacks, empowering our women and children to succeed in this upcoming school year and beyond! Thank you, Harley-Davidson! “No matter how buried it gets, or lost you feel, you must promise that you will hold on […]

Choosing Trust

Imagine coming from a life of addiction, heartbreak, and abuse. Lost. Surrounded by darkness. A life scarred with so much pain that the scars became the only way you were seen and how you were treated. You know no other way. This is how one of our recent graduates, Laura, felt. It was only when […]

Embracing Our New Normal

The women at Lydia’s House of Hope have not been just surviving this pandemic, they have been thriving through it with grace and humility. Like so many others have experienced, the COVID-19 pandemic caused us to halt all normal daily operations at Lydia’s House of Hope. This crisis could have crippled us, but we conquer […]

Miracle on 21st Street

“This allows me to be me again and not hide anymore.” But here at Lydia’s House of Hope👩‍👧‍👧  MIRACLES DO happen right here!!! There truly are no words to express our gratitude for Eric Chinberg who  will be providing the GIFT OF A SMILE😁 with free dental  care! When our women come to Lydia’s House of […]

Investing in a New Beginning

Three years ago a rundown house was purchased, and a dream was born. Three years later, that dream has exceeded all expectations, as this last month we watched four families graduate and begin their new lives. Our last graduate came to us with her dreams crushed, life shattered, and filled with the immense burden of […]

Thank You Planet Fitness!!!

(March 25, 2019) Governor Sununu, Chris Rondeau, CEO of Planet Fitness, and staff from Lydia’s House of Hope gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new workout facility.  Planet Fitness completely remodeled the basement and outfitted the home with 13 pieces of cardio and strength equipment! https://www.fosters.com/news/20190325/fitness-center-boost-for-lydias-house-of-hope http://www.wmur.com/article/planet-fitness-builds-fitness-space-for-program-for-women-in-crisis/26935912

Starry, Starry Night – an evening with Governor Sununu

Governor Chris Sununu visited Lydia’s House of Hope in Somersworth, NH this past summer, learning about the 365-day transitional housing program for homeless women and children. He also discovered that he and Executive Director, Theresa Tozier, shared a Lebanese heritage. After some lighthearted conversation about their background, the Governor challenged Theresa to a Lebanese Cook-Off. […]

A Few Good People Make a Huge Difference

The Armed Forces – they sacrifice their lives to protect Americas freedom abroad and at home. This week, we were blessed to have some of them give of their time and talents here at Lydia’s House of Hope! The volunteer workers helped with outdoor clean-up projects, interior and exterior painting and assisted us in moving furniture to accommodate new families moving into the home. The residents […]