Thanks to a partnership with the Athens Area Homeless Shelter: Arch Village, Lydia’s Place has been able to house students in 4; 3 bedroom apartments on the east side of downtown Athens. Located at 205 Bray St. Athens GA 30601, Our students have access to the bus line, and walkable shopping, dining, and employment opportunities. Students are placed at the discretion of the Student Services Committee. Each of our locations also houses a liaison. This team member helps keep our students accountable for living according to our guidelines. They are provided a free apartment.
Student housing allows us to meet basic needs as students begin their path to living independently. All housing is located in Athens with central locations to allow students access to the bus route allows us to assist students at Athens Tech, The University of Georgia, The University of North Georgia – Oconee Campus and Foothills Charter School.
This ministry helps us overcome many obstacles for young adults, such as co-signers, deposits, fees, and high-rent costs.