One of the most important contributions that Lydia's House makes to the community is the financial counseling. This not only includes financial advice given to Ballou High School students, but also includes Homebuyers programs and assistance for people facing foreclosure. Kudos to Lydia's House for not just giving out things. The Staff at Lydia's House endeavors to equip people with the ability to escape the poverty cycle for good by making wise decisions and appropriate use of resources. These programs can create a cycle of financial stability – and even financial wealth --for future generations.