Living Word Church
Founded in 1991 by Pastors Eugene and Patrice Sheppard, the Living Word Church addresses the spiritual and emotional needs of the men, women, and children living in the District of Columbia’s far southwest and southeast neighborhoods. Located at 4101 Martin Luther King Jr. in southwest DC, the church is open to the public and offers services on Sunday and spiritual, family and community-building activities.
Far SW-SE CDC
Founded in 1998 the Far Southwest-Southeast Community Development Corporation (CDC) was designed to foster economic development, spur economic growth and improve the quality of life for the residents of far southwest and southeast DC. By promoting brownfield redevelopment and environmental stewardship, the Far SW-SE CDC is laying the foundation for job creation, entrepreneurship, technology training and skill development, affordable housing, recreation and neighborhood sustainability.
Lydia’s House relies on support from individuals, corporations, federal and District of Columbia government agencies and churches to achieve its funding goals.