As of January 2018, Texas had an estimated 25,310 people experiencing homelessness on any given day according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In Wichita Falls, Faith Mission and Faith Refuge provided shelter for nearly 33,000 homeless men, women and children last year, but they can’t do it alone.
That’s why the Faith Refuge for women and children is holding their 9th annual Decorator Show House.
Those who attend can purchase almost anything inside of the house from the artwork on the walls to furniture, and the proceeds go towards something bigger than any community member.
Faith Refuge Board Member Janice Stine is hard at work making sure everything is in place for the 9th Annual Decorator Show House, something that does way more than just allows folks to check out a beautiful home.
“It just brings in different decorators from around the area to redesign, recreate the different rooms and it raises money and awareness for Faith Refuge,” Manning said.
Faith Refuge for Women and Children opened its doors back in 2012 and Director of Development, Frances Anne Manning said its events like this that allow their doors to remain open, but Manning said it’s not just about the money raised.
“It also is a big impact to the women and children at Faith Refuge because they see the community helping out and caring for them,” Manning said.
Each room is decorated by local interior designers and artists, with many pieces available for purchase.
Stine said seeing the community come together for such a good cause is what this event is all about.
“Often times, when they come to the Faith Refuge, they’re lost, they’re scared, they’re totally homeless with nothing and not only do we help them get back into life but share the message of Jesus Christ,” Stine said.
A message truly heard through the doors opening from one home to one shelter.