Lents Campus Design

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Over the summer, PHFS is working to remodel our Lents Campus so we can welcome families this fall. 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. Our aim is to value every individual in our space. 

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. When we heard this, we were all in. We get to continue to put families first by intentionally designing our new shelter. 

We are working with a professional design and architecture team from Jessica Helgerson Interior Design and Carleton Hart Architecture. Both of these accomplished professionals are donating their time pro bono, and we are so grateful for their amazing partnership. 

Our design team has final approval of everything that goes in the shelter, and they are pretty serious about making sure all of our furniture, linens, and kitchen ware match their trauma informed design. As such, we will only be able to accept donations of new items that match our trauma informed color palette. We have populated an Amazon wishlist to help you shop.

 Trauma Informed Color Palette 

Trauma Informed Color Palette 

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How you can help! 

Help us create a space that builds dignity, restores power, and promotes autonomy by volunteering or donating to this project! 

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