Our goal is to help victims of domestic violence and other catastrophic circumstances realize their self-worth and gain confidence, thereby improving their lives and ultimately perpetuating an improved society, by providing free hair salon and spa services.
Founder and Executive Director, Donna Baker, a licensed Cosmetologist, began providing free salon services at a women's shelter in 2009, after completing 40 hours of domestic violence training. Services were added to a local nursing home, homeless shelter, and organizational support groups. We also offer a referral program that includes services such as psychosocial and benefit counseling referral, rapid HIV/AIDS testing referral, and community outreach. Donna currently travels to client sites to provide services, but our hope is to build a permanent, secure location where a greater number of victims can receive services from Donna and our licensed volunteers.
Our logo symbolizes hair rollers nested within each other. Each color represents a group of people in need. Purple represents domestic violence and homelessness, blue represents child victims of violence, and aqua represents addiction. Just like rollers in this image, the victims represented by the colors are often nested within these circumstances. Lydia's Place wants to have a positive impact on the people in these situations, hopefully causing a ripple effect of hope and self-confidence.