Thursday, September 16, 2010
Photos: Dallas non-profit designed and decorated an apartment for a homeless family
The mother and her baby son, formerly homeless, were given a beautifully-decorated space.
"...And we are finished," various Dwell with Dignity volunteers happily shouted as they finished last week's install with a big bang.
On Tuesday, September 14, Dwell with Dignity and its talented group of volunteers and designers revealed a design-inspired home to a mother and her baby son, both who came from the Interfaith Housing Coalition's program.
Volunteers transformed this tiny one-bedroom apartment into a place to "dwell with dignity." The Container Store installed the ELFA closets; Global Views donated the home accessories and dining table; Beth Dotolo of Nest Interior Design donated fabulous pillows; The Curtain Co. supplied the drapery; Moving Images Productions provided the "reveal" photo shoot; and many more local Dallas artists donated their time and talent to make this home a dream come true for the "dwellers."
Dwell with Dignity is a Dallas-based non-profit dedicated to inspiring lives through design, one household at a time. Dwell with Dignity pairs up with social service agencies that have programs in place for the homeless to transition into self-sufficiency. Agencies must have accountability-based programs that address housing, education, career, finance, life skills, and children’s needs in preparing them to move in to their first home. Families must remain in these homes for a year to fully absorb the impact of the environment. By providing and installing home interiors that include furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food in the pantry, Dwell with Dignity steps in to inspire and provide an environment for dwellers to thrive and fulfill their dreams.
Source: Dwell with Dignity