"If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house."  ~Acts 16:15

About Lydia's Place

Lydia's Place serves young adults age 14-26 who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Built on Christian principles, we seek to demonstrate God’s love by providing basic needs during the transition to independent living.

Currently, Lydia's Place is working to fund an on-campus apartment at the University of Georgia to be used for emergency housing. Students in need of housing will be given a place to stay for up to two weeks while a more permanent housing plan is being established.

Our next step is to build or renovate a larger facility in order to provide housing to needful students from UGA as well as surrounding schools such as Athens Technical College, Piedmont College and University of North Georgia.

How You Can Help:


Please go to the contact us page and let us know about your area of interest in helping the students we serve.  Currently we are working to build a mentor program, we need volunteers to help with data entry, events, and marketing.  If you would like to get involved, please let us know your interest.  


Students who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness navigate unique circumstances, often without extensive networks of support.  Pray for these students.  Pray for hope and sincere connections.  

For Additional Information


April Farlow

Donate Financially

Right now, Lydia's Place is fundraising towards a goal of $20,000 to pay for the on-campus housing at the University of Georgia for the 2017-2018 school year.  A donation of $350 will provide housing for a student for one week. Donations are tax deductible and should be given to “Lydia’s Place.” Surplus funds raised will provide meal tickets for students, reserve for hotels or housing during holiday breaks, and pay for individual needs that may arise during a student's time in college.