On June 1, 2012, members of the Dream Rooms effort joined to celebrate the power of one, and the power of many joined in a common cause. It’s the story of how a team of talented designers and construction experts, along with a community of generous supporters, turned ten uninhabitable hotel rooms at the Phoenix Dream Center into safe havens. Where victims of human trafficking can find refuge as they heal, rediscover their potential and rebuild their lives.
10 design firms, 34 trade partners, 300 contributing companies, and more than 1,000 volunteers made these rooms a reality. From the moment each of the designers was approached by the builder, the team not only said “yes” to bringing these Dream Rooms to reality, they followed that reply with, “What else can we do?” Friends responded with hands-on and materials support. Our design firms willingly gave of their expertise and spirit. Then they reached out to their own trades and suppliers, securing encouragement and donations that allowed the project to be completed at zero cost to the organization.
Because of this, one group of women are now surrounded by a real-world example of our community’s love and care. They are rebuilding their lives in the safety of The Dream Rooms.