The Night Ministry West Town is a safe place for transformation and growth for young adults facing homelessness. To better serve the nonprofit’s new Parenting-with-Purpose program, a small renovation on the facility’s first and fourth floors creates an inviting experience for new parents receiving shelter and care.
A large, underutilized staff meeting room on the first floor is reconfigured to create a visitation room and a smaller staff conference/meeting space. The conference space is a dedicated room for clients and staff on-site meetings. Lounge seating and a colorful feature wall in the visitation room create a safe and uplifting space for family members and friends to connect with new parents.
On the fourth floor, an existing kitchen is updated to have modern appliances and personal storage, with a new comfortable seating area for parents and their children. In the living room, comfortable and safe furnishings surrounded by a wall of built-in storage holding games, toys, and books, provide a place for rest and play. In addition, new laundry facilities better accommodate the new parents’ needs.
The interventions, while small, significantly impact clients’ experiences, helping them feel welcomed and more at home while they are with The Night Ministry.
Photography: Tara White