Lydia’s Place, Inc.

An affiliate of Renewal, Inc.
700 Fifth Avenue,
4th Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

412-697-0880 Phone
412-697-1238 Fax
Ngina D. Wharton
Women and Family Services

Lydia’s Place mission is dedicated to helping female offenders and their dependent children rebuild their lives and to become productive members of the community.

Lydia’s Place was founded in 1993 by a dedicated group of Allegheny County jail volunteers who were concerned by the high recidivism rate.  This founding group strove to create an organization that would prevent the same women from returning to jail again and again by providing resources and referrals that would help these women and their children change their lives in a positive way.

On August 1, 2011, Lydia’s Place became a formal affiliate of Renewal, Inc.  By creating a formal alliance, both organizations can provide better services and programs for individuals in the criminal justice system and returning to society as responsible citizens.

Services provided:

  • Individual case management
  • Parenting education & coaching
  • Employment counseling
  • Drug & alcohol counseling
  • Transportation services
  • Housing referrals
  • Supervised family visitations
  • ACJ worship services & bible studies
  • Family reunification services
  • Caregiver support
  • Mother’s Voice Program
  • To learn more about Lydia’s Place, contact Ngina Wharton @ 412-246-2784. Email:
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