Trauma-Informed Design & Architecture
PHFS is working to remodel our Lents Campus so we can welcome families. Using a Design Thinking Process, PHFS is engaging staff and families who have stayed in our shelters in designing our new space. We are focusing on trauma-informed space design and color palette, and our driving principles are to build dignity, restore power, and promote autonomy.
Research shows that shelters with trauma informed architectural and interior design actually help people heal through the crisis of homelessness and lead to better outcomes for the people who live in shelter: shorter shelter stays, and more success moving into housing.
How you can help!
Help us create a space that builds dignity, restores power, and promotes autonomy by volunteering or donating to this project!