A Lotta Love recently redid a living room in Durham’s Families Moving Forward shelter for homeless families. The project was featured on WRAL. Sloane Heffernan spoke with our founder, Lotta Sjoelin, as well as their Director of Partnerships and Programs and one of their residents.
As Lotta remembers, “With help from friends and companies it just took off! People want to help when they know what is needed and what a difference a few dollars can make! HomeStart is doing a good job helping these women and children but for budget reasons there's just not enough money for basic things. It hurt me so bad to see children and women going to bed without real bedding, a pillow, a table lamp or a nice towel. Everybody deserves that - especially these women and children!” By Christmas nearly all the bedrooms had been made over and a teen room and play room had been transformed as well.
When a child arrives at Wrenn House, the Triangle’s only homeless, runaway, and crisis intervention shelter for kids ages 10 – 17, it could be any hour of any day. But no matter when a young person arrives, he or she is welcomed into a place not only of help and safety, but also one of calm and dignity, with clean and beautiful furnishings, a freshly made bed, and a sense of order.