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Program Partners

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.


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.

Thank you...

Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration, DC Department of Health
Burke Community Church
Capital One Bank
Commonweal Foundation
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
DC Children and Youth Investment Corporation
DC Department of Housing and Community Development
DC Sports Commission
Enterprise Community Partners
Family Research Council
Fannie Mae Foundation
Freddie Mac Foundation
Georgetown Presbyterian Church
HSBC of North America
Jovid Foundation
Living Word Church
Lydia’s House Board of Directors
Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Department of Adult and Family Education (OSSE AFE)
Philip L. Graham Fund
Poor Roberts Foundation
Promise Keepers Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation
The Marriott Foundation
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
The Summit Fund of Washington
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Weissberg Foundation
DC One Fund
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