“I want this new space to give the residents a hug when they walk in.”
— Alison Victoria, DIY Network interior designer
and host of Kitchen Crashers
Since 2010, Scripps Networks Interactive, a lifestyle media company, has been a major partner in N Street Village’s work to support and empower homeless and extremely low-income women in Washington, D.C.
This past week, Scripps Networks Interactive brought its creativity and commitment to our community once again by organizing and sponsoring the renovation of the kitchen at N Street Village’s Luther Place Night Shelter.
Luther Place Night Shelter, one of N Street Village’s seven housing programs, offers safety and support for 31 women who are working to move out of homelessness. The kitchen renovation was long overdue, as the space hadn’t been updated in over 20 years. The residents cooked makeshift meals in toaster ovens and microwaves, had nowhere to store dishes and cooking utensils, and lacked counter space to prepare and serve meals.
DIY Network interior designer Alison Victoria, host of Kitchen Crashers, arrived last Monday with local contractor SCK to design and install an efficient and functional kitchen for our residents. The makeover includes new appliances and improved storage, a granite countertop, new flooring, a fresh coat of paint, and updated furnishings for the common area. Alison also conducted a workshop for residents from all of our housing programs, sharing tips on easy and affordable ways to enhance their living space.
Our staff and residents are so grateful to Alison Victoria and the DIY Network for their support. We’d also like to give special thanks to our partners at Scripps Networks Interactive for their continued commitment to N Street Village and the women we serve.