Re-New at the YWCA

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Empowering survivors of domestic violence by giving them a beautifully furnished home and a new beginning.

Re-New at the YWCA creates beautiful homes for women and their children who are leaving the Weaver Domestic Violence Center and getting a fresh start. Before Re-New, the YWCA could only provide these clients with a new place to live. Since most of these women were starting with nothing, it was often weeks or months before they could furnish their new homes. Re-New solved that problem. Re-New is run completely through volunteer efforts. Founded in 2010 by Nashville-based interior designer Julie Davis and her close friend Cheryl Hays, Re-New has furnished more than 250 homes of survivors starting their lives anew.

If you are interested in donating to the Re-New program, please contact  co-founder Cheryl Hays via email at We are currently in need of the following items:

*Small art (children’s and kitchen especially)
*TV’s (not huge ones)
*Queen/Full/Twin sheet sets
*Large art
* Coffee tables
*End table
* Nightstands
* Queen/Full/Twin Beds
*Queen/Full/Twin comforters, dust skirts/pillow shams
*Simple Drapery Panels
*4 x 6- 6 x 9 rugs
*Shower Curtains/Liners/Rings
*Cloth napkins

In addition to furniture and other home goods donations, dedicated volunteers provide a pantry full of food and stock refrigerator staples prior to the move-in date at each Re-New apartment. Our partner Perenity provides fresh flowers for each home on move-in day.

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I can’t believe this is happening! Everything looks AMAZING! A new crib for the baby, bunk beds for the girls, my very own chest of drawers! Re-New has done SO much for my family. It’s simply overwhelming!
Christan, Domestic Violence Survivor and Re-New Client
Re-New at the YWCA 100th Home
Re-New at the YWCA 200th Home

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How You Can Help

For more information on volunteering with or providing a monetary donation to Re-New, contact Cheryl Hays at

If you’re interested in donating furniture or other items, please check our donation wish list for our donation process and a list of current needs.