Imagine the last time you went camping. The feel of grit on your skin, the smell of campfire smoke on your clothes, and aches in your hips and back from sleeping on a thin pad probably got old after the second day. Maybe you didn’t have the right gear and felt like you were going to freeze the first night. Now imagine you can’t leave the campgrounds. Imagine you’re there because you’ve fled from a very real, tangible danger. Maybe it was…Read More
We Help Refugees Create Home.
100 million people have been displaced. Millions are stuck in their displacement for 27 years on average. For too long refugees have been treated like victims and not participants in their own recovery. We at Every Shelter are working to build a system that dignifies the displaced and puts refugees at the center of their own stories.
“Housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing. Without stable shelter, it all falls apart.”Matthew Desmond Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University
We work directly with partner agency field staff and the displaced populations they serve to create appropriate, human-centered solutions to the problems they face.Learn More
Solutions are rarely one-size-fits-all, but when we discover a scalable solution (such as Emergency Floor), we work diligently to share the innovation and scale the impact to benefit as many people as possible with effective designs at low costs.Learn More
Our network of skilled volunteers gives aid agencies a direct link into the quick, responsive innovation of the private sector, connecting people who want to help with those who already are.Learn More
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Join us in commemorating the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Beginning on World Refugee Day, June 20, see a mobile refugee shelter made of discarded billboard tarps created by Every Shelter, a Houston nonprofit organization devoted to life-saving shelter products by and for refugees. Tours are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. FREE | On View Monday–Sunday, June 20–26Read More