Rooms for Change is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency providing free of charge interior design services and home furnishings to youth emancipating from the foster care system in the Bay Area. We create new possibilities by changing the certainty of a future of less than adequately furnished homes.
Rooms for Change was conceived by Karon Fields, MSW, a social worker for more than twenty-five years. Following her passion, in 2006 Karon established an interior design consultancy and immediately recognized a way to blend the two parts of her life."I saw this organization as a way to create a meaningful opportunity for young people coming out of the foster care system to begin their lives in a positive environment," says Karon, "I know first-hand the myriad difficulties facing youth in transition."
Determined to make a difference, Karon cultivated this unique opportunity to utilize the interior design industry to create comfortable living spaces reflective of each youth's lifestyle and personal preferences.
Interior design professionals, community partners and former foster youth pool resources and talents to design spaces and install new furnishings. Our goal is to expose youth to new ways of seeing themselves and their homes, encouraging them to reach for higher goals for themselves and their communities.
Rooms for Change works with transitional housing programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Doing so affords youth receiving our makeover service to receive the optimal support necessary to be successful while learning to live interdependently. Our program is most effective when the youth are supported with program and community services.
Most if not all of the youth we provide services for are:
To get connected with one of our partners please click Beyond Emancipation
Here's what youth say about Rooms for Change...
Rooms for Change is thankful to our community partners and supporters both individuals, businesses and organizations for their efforts. Together we support youth by ensuring their living spaces are comfortable and express their individual needs and preferences.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions for youth. Your generous donation is appreciated and will fund our mission. It's tax deductible. Donate today!