Empowering Families in Crisis
Founded in 1994, Summit International, our parent organization, was awarded our 501(c)3 status. In 2007, LYDIA, Inc. became a goal. In 2015, LYDIA, Inc. became a reality through Summit International.
In New Mexico, we are Summit International dba LYDIA, Inc.
Support at LYDIA
LYDIA, Inc. is empowering families in crisis through non-medical case management, life skills classes, and our Suits You business closet.
Dr. Michael F. Commini. Founding member. Executive Director: Summit International.
Emma Shows, Director. MA-HS. BS. BA. Founder and creator of LYDIA, Inc. Ms. Shows specializes in marriage and family relationships. Her heart is focused on strengthening community ties and building support between personal and city-wide community.
Jennifer Hoffer. Compliance officer. Author.
What does a case manager do?
What are career services?
With career services, your case manager, life coach, career coach or mentor will help you assess your strengths, your educational needs, your goals, and what area of employment best suits your needs. Your career services manager will help you find employment with LYDIA, through one of our partner programs, or even help you write and tweak your resume.
What is life coaching – and why do I need it?
There are many differing opinions on what a life coach is; but as a whole, society can agree on one specific “not”. A life coach is not a counselor, nor is s/he licensed to counsel. (Though to clarify, some licensed counselors DO become coaches. Richard Nongard stresses the importance of keeping the counseling and coaching relationships separate.)
What is Suits You?
LYDIA provides a free business apparel closet through which clients will receive one complete business suit including a jacket, slacks, button-up or blouse, shoes, briefcase or purse, belt, and accessories (such as a tie pin, cufflinks, broach, and/or handkerchief). A client may opt to choose 3 shirts and 1-2 pairs of slacks in lieu of the accessories.
What classes and workshops do you offer? Is there a fee?
Connections – Networking: How does it work?
Your case manager and/or career services manager will help you find and make connections for employment opportunities. Your case manager will work with you to build or strengthen a good support system within your community, including your social sphere of friends, family, church or clubs.
Where are you located and can anyone get help?
How can you charge for the services you offer?
But I can’t afford to pay your prices.
Call us anyway. We’ll be able to come to an agreement or help you with a referral for other services.
Do you accept donations?
Yes. Gently used or new clothing, hangers, costume jewelry, shoes, and other accessories may be dropped off by calling 505-913-7160 to schedule an appointment.
Questions are the root of all answers.
Don’t Be Shy!