St. Lucas UCC Mission and Outreach

Lydia's House


2017 Mission Schedule

On the second Sunday of each month, the Mission Moment is presented in church. Offering envelopes for these benevolences can be found in your offering envelope packets, or you may use a pew envelope noting on it to which benevolence the offering should be sent. 

January - Neighborhood Houses

February - Eden Seminary

March - One Great Hour of Sharing

April - Every Child's Hope

May - Isaiah 58

June - Emmaus Homes

July - Habitat for Humanity

August - Joint Neighborhood Ministry

September - Camp MoVal

October - Lydia's House

November - Feed My People

    Strengthen the Church


 The most dangerous time for a woman in an abusive relationship is when she is leaving that relationship.  Lydia's House is a place for women to go when they are wanting to get our of an abusive relationship.

Lydia's house works in faith to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children.

Lydia's House fulfills this mission by:

  • Providing safe and affordable housing in a confidential location for a maximum of two years.
  • Assisting women and their children to create and implement long term individual life-goal plans which include education, training, employment and safe housing.
  • Facilitation access to information and referrals to community resources.
  • Creating awareness about domestic violence through a speaker's bureau and outreach educational ministry.

Founded in 1994, Lydia's House arouse out of conversations with St. Louis domestic service providers.  From these conversations the founders discovered a need for transitional housing and support services for women survivors of domestic violence.  In 1995, the first house was purchased.  From that single two family house that opened in 1996, Lydia's House was able to grow into a 25 unit apartment building that opened in 2005 and services 35 families.  This facility has program and administrative space with a protected outdoor playground, a computer-learning center, and space for GED education, life skills training, parenting and economic self-sufficiency classes, arts and crafts, and recreational facilities.

Lydia's House needs your support to provide the housing and support services for women and their children leaving an environment of domestic violence and abuse.  Lydia's House need more than just your financial support.  You can find a list of household items that you can donate at the Lydia's House website at