Our Members -- Lindy's Place

How Lindy's Place May Use Your Contribution

$6.25/month ($75/year): Pays for 65 women residents to attend 8 weeks of one-hour Awareness Workshops.

$10/month: Provides Group Counseling for two women residents for a 32-week stay.

$20/month buys all of the following services for one woman during the eight months of her stay:
  —  8 weeks of one-hour Awareness workshops
  —  8 months of Group Counseling
  —  5 weeks of Program Advising Case Management Services
  —  7 hours of Residential Counselor services

What Lindy’s Place Can Do for You and for Our Community:
Lindy’s Place is a transitional housing facility for unaccompanied women who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. The program has been designed to break the cycle of homelessness, unemployment, and poverty by enabling women to become emotionally and economically self-sufficient and contributing members of our society. The uniqueness of our program is found in the criteria for acceptance. Our program does not require a substance abuse problem, nor a mental illness problem; only that one is in crisis. The helping techniques employed are individual and group counseling sessions, assistance in obtaining medical and mental health care needs, employment skills counseling, community involvement through volunteering services, and community volunteer presentations incorporating the body, mind, and spirit of the individual.

A Lindy’s Place Success Story:
Well-educated and stylish, Joan, a 48-year-old Caucasian, used to be a restaurant manager. But her marriage to a man who frequently beat her and introduced her to cocaine took away this life. Joan bounced in and out of treatment programs and the hospital, recovering from beatings. When child protection workers came to take her six-year-old, Joan and the little boy were living in an abandoned house with no electricity.

Life got brighter. Joan successfully completed a six-month drub rehab program and came to Lindy’s Place seeking a supportive environment as she rebuilt her life. Today, Joan has a job as a receptionist and is saving money to prepare for independent living. She has filed charges against her abuser and is following a strict regimen to regain custody of her son. She says, "During my time here, I have learned a new way to live."