Nassau Haven is Long Island’s only shelter for runaway teens and one of Family and Children’s Association’s 35 community-based programs, which assist approximately 25,000 Long Islanders in need. Nassau Haven has given a home to more than 400 teens who are forced to seek shelter for a variety of reasons.
Designers Therese Pomerenk and Jean Fuoco took on the very special project of redesigning the living room, dining room and boys’ lounge, with the help of the Design Cartel, an informal trade association that share ideas, resources and support. Designers, space planners, artists and craftspeople make up the Design Cartel, many of whom donated their time and took part in the redesign of the shelter.
With the help of Kravet fabrics, Pomerenk and Fuoco turned the cold institutional space, as shown in the before photo, into a warm and welcoming environment for the countless teens who will pass through this shelter. They designed a space using soothing neutral tones, comfortable pieces and beautiful wall murals. Kravet is honored to be a part of this project and play a role in providing a safe haven for those who need it.
Representatives from Family and Children's, Don Holden (top center) and Joyce Mullen (bottom left) visited our corporate office in Bethpage Thursday. They presented us with a plaque, thanking us for our generosity in providing fabric for the youth shelter. In our showroom, pictured here (top row, left to right): Cheryl Cassone, Don Holden, Norma Sienkiewicz, Marilyn Blumenthal, (bottom row, left to right): Joyce Mullen, Ellen Kravet, Elaine Kleiner.
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