Frequently-Asked Questions

What do we do?

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.

Why?

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.

How many projects have you completed?

As of 2022, we have completed over 215 projects which includes single-family homes and community spaces.

What agencies does Dwell with Dignity work with?

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.

Family GatewayExodus MinistriesCitySquareGenesisNew Friends New LifeTRACFamily PlaceShared Housing CenterPromise House, to name a few.

How does Dwell with Dignity find families to help?

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.

Where does Dwell with Dignity get the things to redo homes?

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.

How does Dwell with Dignity raise funds for its mission?

Our biggest fundraiser is Thrift Studio.  Thrift Studio is not like any other 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.

How can I help?

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 Make a Difference page for details.

Does Dwell with Dignity plan to expand?

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