We work with agencies that have programs in place to take families from homelessness & poverty to self-sufficiency.  They nominate families that have made a commitment to self-sufficiency and we furnish the families’ homes including all furniture, art, bedding, kitchen supplies, food in the pantry and their first night’s meal.
We feel that if we can change a person’s environment, we can change a person’s outlook on life. When we provide our families a place to be proud of and thrive in, we have set the stage for breaking the cycle of poverty and setting up future generations for success.

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.

By the end of 2019, we will have completed over 170 projects which includes single-family homes and community spaces. To see the transformations go to our Projects page.

We work with agencies that have accountability-based programs with case workers and counselors providing guidance to help families achieve self-sufficiency. For an Agency Application, click here.

Interfaith Family Services, Family Gateway, Exodus Ministries, CitySquare, Genesis, New Friends New Life, TRAC, Family Place, Shared Housing Center, Promise House, to name a few.

Approved social service agencies nominate the families we serve. Dwell with Dignity does not employ caseworkers. Our agencies select the families they feel can benefit the most from a Dwell with Dignity living space.
We use mostly donated items for our living spaces that come from a variety of sources including our local community, the design community, and retailers in the home industry. If you would like to donate items, you can find a list of items we can accept and not accept on our site here and you can fill out a form detailing those items.

There are also many items we purchase for every project including children’s bedding, upholstered items, cribs and more.

Our biggest fundraiser is Thrift Studio.  Thrift Studio is a not-like-any-other-thrift-store THRIFT STORE.

Thrift Studio is an annual 30 day pop-up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell with Dignity through selling the overstock of donated new and gently used furniture, housewares, accessories and high end designer finds to the public.

Each Thrift Studio has a cast of fabulous designers that design and install vignettes using items from our warehouse as well as items they have donated from their own inventory.  All items are for sale to allow Dwell with Dignity to help families escape poverty & homelessness.

Dwell with Dignity also relies on individual donations and corporate contributions to meet our fundraising goals.

Our corporate sponsors have been integral in helping us achieve our mission. For more information about these partners, please visit the Sponsors page.

Our individual donors have a passion to alleviate homelessness. These donors have consistently supported us to help more families thrive. Please visit our donate now page to contribute.

There are a variety of ways to help; make financial donations, volunteer to help with DIY projects or events, and come to Thrift Studio and tell your friends. See our Get Involved tab for details.

Dwell with Dignity currently has a chapter in Dallas, Texas with no plans for further expansion at this time.

Thrift Studio

A shopping event like no other.