WHAT IS DWELL WITH DIGNITY?
Dwell with Dignity is a nonprofit group of interior designers and volunteers dedicated to creating soothing, inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty. We provide and install home interiors for families including items such as furnishings and art, bedding and kitchen supplies, and food in the pantry.
WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
Our mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design; one household at a time.
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
If we can change a person’s surroundings, we can change their outlook on life. Exposing children to a nurturing home environment that includes good design and art can inspire a standard of living that will carry over to future generations. Exposing parents to this same environment will allow them to see the positive impact it has on their family; inspiring them to maintain a standard of living they can be proud of and thrive in.
Often times, after a family has received all of the counseling, training, and support from our partner agencies, they find themselves struggling to provide a home in which they can thrive. Dwell with Dignity addresses this critical economic need through our mission.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
By creating inspiring homes with the labor of dedicated volunteers and with the generosity of dedicated donors. Also, by educating all about simple, creative ways to bring good design and art into their homes.
Founder, Lisa Robison (left), is an interior designer who has spent the past decade raising her children and immersing herself in all things related to design. Her desire to give back to her community and to pursue her passion for design culminated in the concept of Dwell with Dignity. Her strong belief that good design improves ones quality of life (along with the nest egg birthday gift from her husband) resulted in the incorporation of this non-profit foundation in April of 2009.
Kim Turner (right), also an interior designer, met Lisa at El Centro in May of 1995 when they started design school together. Kim has been a practicing designer ever since, creating and maintaining relationships with many clients and friends within the Dallas design community. When she first heard of Lisa’s foundation, almost 14 years to the day of their first encounter, she knew this was something – and someone- with whom she wanted to be involved. She shares Lisa’s belief that lives can truly be inspired by design and that dwelling with dignity is something that can be possible for all.