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What makes LatterHouse Décor unique? We incorporate the client's preference at every step. Survivors of domestic violence have already lost so much. First, their voice, their freedom, and often even their sense of self is stolen by their abuser. Then most have leave behind all their belongings, their house, their community (and often much more) to find a safe place. So as we help the survivors rebuild their lives, we value hearing what they want to be present in their new home.

The LatterHouse Design process starts with a client referral from a local shelter. Then our design team gets to know her*, discusses the design elements she prefers, and schedules the installation date. We make our best efforts to provide all the items on the list with new and gently used donations, and we are grateful for all the generous donations we receive. 

Because our work is customized for each client, we have to be selective with the donations we receive, BUT there are certain items we can use all the time. We call this our Basic Needs List:

  • Neutral Sheets – All Sizes
  • Mattresses – All Sizes
  • Pillows – Standard and King
  • Curtains – All lengths and colors
  • Neutral Dish Sets – Plates, bowls, coffee cups, glasses
  • Utensils – Knives, forks spoons
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pots and Pans
  • Small Kitchen Appliances – Toaster, coffeemaker, blender, etc.
  • Bath Towels – All sizes
  • Television – Any size

 

Please let us know if you would like to help us stock up for the current and future installations. Drop off at our storage unit in Plano can be arranged by contacting Melissa Follis at 972-898-6124. Pick ups can be arranged by contacting Shalonda Waggoner at 469-906-9707.

Help us help survivors doing the brave work of starting over after domestic violence.

*All our clients to date have been women. We recognize that not all victims of domestic violence are women, and are open to helping other demographics in the future.