Our Clients

Our Clients

Providing a fresh start for those in need.


Our clients come from a myriad of backgrounds and circumstances that led to them being homeless. Whether it was escaping abuse, struggling with substance abuse issues and mental health challenges, or lack of income to pay rent, each person has demonstrated strength, resilience, perseverance and courage to ask for help. Through various local services and resources, they have met the qualifications to obtain housing. Our clients may be moving to their new studio, apartment, townhouse, etc. from shelters, hotels, transitional housing programs or living with a parent, in one room, with five kids. Although our clients each have their own unique stories, they have all experienced some level of trauma, simply because they were homeless. While we are working with them, we need to have an awareness and a deep appreciation for this. Our clients are inviting us into their homes, trusting us to deliver a design that will help them create a sanctuary. They are also trusting us to be in their homes, without them, during the actual installs. As members of the Inspired Spaces Foundation, we have a responsibility to respect that trust, and act accordingly.

1309, 2020

Our First Install

The Inspired Spaces Foundation was privileged to partner with The Living Room of Santa Rosa for our first project, furnishing its new ADU (additional dwelling unit) as part of its transitional housing program. The Living Room is a non-profit organization that works with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and offers a wide range of services, including a path towards permanent housing. [...]

2409, 2020

C’s Testimonial

“C” is a young, single mom with a 17 month old son. She has been homeless on and off since about 2017. When she wasn’t homeless, she was still “crowding into someone else’s space” which was frustrating, trying to make it work. It became more challenging once she had her son, as, she described, a lot of people don’t want to live with a baby, or [...]

1309, 2022

J’s Testimonial

“J” is a young single woman who was homeless on and off as a youth. She described growing up in a chaotic and abusive family which consequently led to her living in shelters with other youths, and in group homes. She shared that she suffered a lot at the mercy of her parents, was the blacksheep of the family and was “scapegoated.” She developed mental [...]

1309, 2022

K’s Testimonial

“K” is a young single mother of 2 small children. She was evicted from her home by a family member, through no fault of her own, sued him to get eviction off her record, and won. He was also her employer, and fired her at the same time. This started her year-long journey of homelessness, and through incredible hard work and perseverance, acquiring an apartment. [...]

1309, 2022

L’s Testimonial

“L” is a strong, courageous woman, in her 70’s, who embodied grace as she told her story. She was an assistant cook and worked her way up to cook manager, for over a decade, with Sonoma County school districts. In 2015, she found herself evicted from her apartment complex, given the reason that she was using the wrong cleaning products on her surfaces, causing the [...]

1309, 2022

O’s Testimonial

“O” is a single father with a 9 year old daughter. He is originally from Honduras, but came to the United States almost 3 years ago because his daughter was being threatened and he needed to flee his country to stay away from the violence. He first arrived in South Carolina where he was then joined by his wife and daughter about 2 months later. [...]

1309, 2022

Y’s Testimonial

“Y” is a college educated, single mother with a 9 year old vibrant, intelligent and polite son. She moved up from Santa Barbara a couple of years ago to be closer to relatives and with the hope of giving her boy “something better.” In the beginning, she was able to pay rent, however, her situation changed, and, as she was looking at the prospect of [...]

312, 2022

S’s Testimonial

S is a loving and proud single father caring for his two teenage children, a son and a daughter. His son is on the autism spectrum, requiring S to stay home and care for him. He is unable to work due to the care his son needs. He is currently looking for a part time job that would allow him to work 4-5 hours a [...]

2211, 2022

M’s Testimonial

On March 8th 2021(which I would later learn is National Women's Day) my four year old son and I were kicked out of our home in Fairfield. We had no money, no car, and no place to go. In the four years we lived there, this marked the 10th time we had been kicked out by my son's father, and the 4th time police had [...]

110, 2022

K’s Testimonial

K is a single mother of 3 beautiful children who suffered the cycle of homelessness due to domestic violence. Her first experience with homelessness occurred when CPS stepped in and sent her and her child to an emergency shelter because of domestic violence. Her husband was incarcerated and she went to live with her mother. Over the next few years, K went through the cycle [...]

1911, 2022

V’s Testimonial

This project was a full circle moment for the Inspired Spaces Team and our client. V, a single mother of an active toddler son, and his older sister, was our very first client. We worked with our partner non-profit, The Living Room, to furnish their new ADU unit, back in October 2021, in which V was their first resident. We waited for more than a [...]

104, 2023

S’s Testimonial

S is a loving, compassionate single father of two kids, a son and a daughter. After 2 years of being homeless, he connected with Catholic Charities, and after working hard for 5 months, found his permanent home. S credits his spirituality and relationship with God as the reason why he was able to persevere and reach his goal. S became homeless after separating from his [...]

2903, 2023

L’s Testimonial

L is vibrant, joyful, and full of life. She has experienced different traumas and hard times in her life, but she hasn’t let them define her nor dampen her positivity. Her story of homelessness began in 2019 when she was involved in an abusive relationship. She describes that she “checked out” and at one point got a gun and shot at her ex boyfriend, thankfully [...]

1802, 2023

A’s Testimonial

A is a strong and independent woman who was homeless, living in her truck, for almost 4 years. She is a mother of an adult son and teenage daughter; her ability to spend quality time with her daughter hampered due to not having a home. In 2016, A had knee surgery, but wasn’t given referrals for physical therapy or any follow up and thus, never [...]

701, 2023

P’s Testimonial

P is a single mother of 2 adult daughters and one teenage daughter. She found herself homeless after the 2017 Sonoma County fires, not because she lost her home in the fire, but because her place of employment had to shut down for a couple of weeks due to poor air quality, and she got behind in her rent. P also had substance abuse issues [...]


Empowered Women, Empowering Women

Empowered Women, Empowering Women

Sonoma County interior designers working with local non-profit organizations furnishing homes for individuals and families in need, and striving for a fresh start.

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