We cannot change the world, but we can change the world for one person. And for her children. And possibly for their children.
a bare bones apartment and air mattress don't make a home
Dwell with Dignity started as a way for the interior design community to give back because we know that good design is anything but frivolous. It creates meaningful change.
We inspire kids by surrounding them with beautiful art, a great place to do their homework and a cozy bed to rest up for the next day's adventures. And inspire adults to maintain a standard of living they can be proud of and in which they can thrive.
About our families
The families we help are nominated by existing social service organizations that have programs in place to help struggling families attain self-sufficiency.
we fill bare rooms with essentials, and lots of love
Imagine a cozy bed, a couch to snuggle on and a table where meals can be shared. The things we take for granted are a luxury to many families living below the poverty line.
...Because a roof alone isn't enough
Shelter is essential, but that alone doesn't help families thrive. When families first move into an apartment, they often don't have the funds to turn it into a home.
While it's a great step forward to have their own space, it is still far from the environment they need to begin to thrive.
That's where our team and volunteers step in.
Shemeka - One Year Later
Trista - Birthday Party
Candace - coming home
“Each time I walk into our home, I smile in wonderment and gratefulness” - family member
To qualify for Dwell with Dignity's support, an individual must have a job and a child.
Families need places where they can thrive - this means having a home where friends and families can visit, kids have a safe and comfortable place to study, and memories can be made
DwD does more than just fill homes with furniture, art and kitchen essentials - we help families take a step forward toward building the futures they deserve
generous sponsors make this possible
We also help strengthen our communities
North Texas high school
Our team transformed their community meeting room and homeless student assistance center into beautiful spaces for students, teachers, and administrators alike to spend time.
Community does it
Community Does It serves a zip code that has the second-highest occurrence of behavioral health hospitalizations throughout all of North Texas
911 Call Center
Spending all day answering stressful, heartbreaking calls from people in crisis takes a tremendous toll on even the most seasoned 911 operators.