Winter Wonderland 2022!
Please join us this December for our annual Winter Wonderland Event! We are currently accepting gift donations from now through Thanksgiving. The location for the event is to be determined.
Share Your Fashion Sense!
Looking to declutter?
Just ready to Spring Clean? We take your professional clothes, gently used, like-new, or still with tags on them; shoes; accessories; and other necessities for interviews and securing employment.
LYDIA offers a wide range of services to support families and individuals. If you don’t see something that you need, please contact us to see if we can help.
We get it. The paperwork is overwhelming. Applying for welfare, gathering information and forms, filling everything out – it can get exhausting. We walk with you through the entire process, even providing written referrals when needed.
Job Skills & Interviews
A Reminder: As I sat in a quiet room this morning, listening to the sound of water fall, I was reminded that maybe I’m pushing too much, too hard. See, when I originally founded LYDIA, the idea was to have a place – maybe a coffee shop or cafe, maybe just have hot...read more
We are still working on getting our website up and running, developing our programs, and establishing community here in Santa Fe. In developing our programs, our director, Emma Shows, is training as a life coach. Our marketing director, David Commini, is learning more...read more
Okay, now. I know we’re already offering this one, and of course we have our blog! How about learning to shop on your foodstamps – get the most for your “money”? Shopping for the day you come off your foodstamps? Learning to budget to account for the amount of...read more
Okay, here’s another “hard” one – reliable transportation. First off, let me admit that I have severe anxiety when it comes to driving. So much so that I got my permit but was never able to pass the driver’s test. Now (maybe in part due to this anxiety), I’m not...read more
Day care. One of my own primary complaints, and one that we’ve heard often from clients and those we’ve interviewed, is that in order to get a job when one has children, one must have child care. But in order to obtain and keep child care, one must have a job. It’s a...read more
What youth programs do we want to offer? Why do we want to offer youth programs, and how will they differ from what’s already available in Santa Fe? Peer mentorship and tutoring. Youth will help each other, form groups, and support one another on life’s journeys....read more