Grace House

Lydia’s House of Hope Continues Sowing Seeds of Hope for Program Graduates Starting Over in Our Multi-Family Apartment Building

Somersworth's beloved Seeds of Faith organization opened Grace House in the fall of 2021 to help break the cycle of generational homelessness, poverty, domestic and substance abuse in seacoast NH and Maine.

The newest addition to The Seeds of Faith family, Grace Housewas purchased by a generous donor in early 2021 and opened its doors in October 2021. Grace House is a multi-family apartment building for Lydia’s House of Hope graduates to practice independent living after successfully completing the program at Lydia’s House.

The new building provides residents with a firm foundation on which to ground themselves, take the lessons learned throughout their last year and put them into practice. Grace House allows for affordable transitional living without residents having to re-enter any toxic environment from which they may have recently come.

Women at Grace House continue to receive Case Management and additional services from Lydia’s program after moving into their affordable new space. These services include Counseling, Occupational Therapy, and other services applicable to their individual needs, long after graduation. Grace House residents continue to participate in Lydia’s House events and other special activities celebrating the program, themselves, and their accomplishments. We have graduates from 2018, one year after Lydia’s House of Hope first opened, who we are in contact with almost daily, because once you are a resident here, you are considered family.

Looking ahead in the next couple of years, Seeds of Faith plans to continue on this path of full wrap-around services for women in crisis and continue to offer a one-of-a kind 365-day transitional program with extensive after-care to include affordable, independent housing opportunities, as well as job preparedness and career training. 

The organization’s unprecedented growth over the past two years has put Seeds of Faith in a good position to continue that growth – with the help of its loyal donors – to purchase and manage additional transitional homes in the future for both women and men in crisis, with the exact mission, vision, and purpose as Lydia’s House of Hope. 

There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help. – Jan Schakowsky