This is more than a “makeover” project. Door of Hope’s four transitional shelters are currently undergoing an “Extreme Shelter Makeover” to transform our sites into healing and restorative environments that improve the outcomes of the families living at Door of Hope. To date, our shelters have been furnished with used and mismatched items, worn down from constant use. This is an opportunity to not only refurbish the shelters but to incorporate “trauma-informed design.”

We Are Excited to Move Full Steam Ahead

We are beginning to see the first fruits of our vision. We completed the Prayer Room at our Los Robles location and transformed it to support trauma-informed design. As this room was unveiled to our Spiritual Director, she simply cried…

Pictured here is our Living Room at our Villa shelter. It’s not done yet, but it’s come a looooong way.

Follow the Progress

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What is Trauma-Informed Design? Check out this 4 min video

How can I help with the Extreme Shelter Makeover?

1. We need bedding, plants, and lamps.
Visit our Amazon Wishlist for details.

2. We need handymen and handywomen who can assemble furniture (such as credenzas, desks, and cabinets), hang plants, artwork, and wall decor. Volunteers will serve in one of our four transitional shelters in and around the Pasadena area. If you are interested, have questions, or would like to schedule a time to serve, you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Alli Burnison at

Good News!

It’s not too late to give a gift of $5,000 or more during this campaign. We will place a plaque over one of the shelter’s doors with either your name, a memory of a loved one, or an inspirational quote or scripture of your choosing. These plaques will serve as permanent reminders of your love and support for those on their journey home.

**Please be sure to note “Extreme Shelter Makeover”
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