On any given day there are over 550 homeless individuals in Whatcom County. 1 in 5 of those individuals are children under age 10. Lydia Place has been serving homeless families in our community for over 26 years and is dedicated to ending homelessness in Whatcom County. The mission of Lydia Place is support households in establishing sustained independence by providing housing, supportive services, advocacy, education, and by raising awareness of the faces and causes of homelessness. Executive Director, Emily O’Connor, will provide an overview of the efforts underway both at Lydia Place and throughout our community to address the issue of homelessness.