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Celebrating Women Who’ve Made Plymouth Strong

Today we’d like to honor a few of the many women who have been instrumental in helping Plymouth provide permanent homes and critical support to those in need. These three women made such an impact on Plymouth that we’ve named buildings in their honor.

Sylvia Odom chaired the Plymouth Congregational Church task force that led to the creation of Plymouth Housing Group. Sylvia’s passion for serving those less fortunate touched thousands of lives—not only the residents who have walked through Plymouth’s doors, but our staff, volunteers, and greater community. The building named in her honor opened just last year, in February 2016, and houses 63 men and women who have gained stability after homelessness and were ready for greater independence.

Anne Simons, along with her husband Langdon Simons, supported and volunteered with Plymouth for decades. She was passionate about ending homelessness, and often came with fellow residents of Horizon House to serve dinner to the residents of the building named after her and her husband: the Langdon & Anne Simons Senior Apartments.

Pat Williams dedicated her life to affordable housing. As a friend and supporter of Plymouth Housing Group for over 20 years, she played an instrumental role in the design and construction of the majority of Plymouth’s properties. Pat helped us grow our housing portfolio to the 1,000 units (and counting!) that we have today, providing homes for thousands of men and women over the years. The Pat Williams Apartments in South Lake Union is a sustainable building that offers both housing and addiction recovery support to men and women who experienced homelessness.

Sylvia Odom (right) gives a tour of the Lewiston in 1983

Sylvia Odom (right) gives a tour of the Lewiston in 1983

 

Anne Simons (second to right) with Lynn Beck (left), Langdon Simons (second to left) and Paul Lambros (right) at the Grand Opening of the Langdon & Anne Simons Senior Apartments.

Anne Simons (second to right) with Lynn Beck (left), Langdon Simons (second to left) and Paul Lambros (right) at the Grand Opening of the Langdon & Anne Simons Senior Apartments.

 

Pat Williams memorial artwork in the courtyard of the Pat Williams Apartments in South Lake Union.

Pat Williams memorial artwork in the courtyard of the Pat Williams Apartments in South Lake Union.