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 200 homes of survivors starting their lives anew.
In addition to furniture 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.
Christan, Domestic Violence Survivor and Re-New Client
In the Press
- Re-New at the YWCA: Home is Where the Heart Is – StyleBlueprint
How You Can Help
For more information on volunteering with or providing a monetary donation to Re-New, contact Cheryl Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.