About Us

Lydia House is a transitional home for women being released from jail and provides them with a safe place to live, learn and grow in Christ. The dream for Lydia House began in the hearts of the First Orlando Women’s Jail Ministry team in 2008. Each week, a team of ladies visits the 33rd Street Jail, where they minister to the women behind bars.

Over the years, they have watched with broken hearts as women are released with no place to go. More often than not, the women go back to living the same lifestyle they were living before their incarceration. Ultimately, they find themselves behind bars again.

Lydia House was created to help end this cycle of freedom and incarceration.