Every Shelter - Co-create new, life-dignifying solutions for refugees and displaced people
We Help Refugees Create Home.

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.




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“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

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3 Myths about Displacement

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…

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Honoring World Refugee Day at Cullen Sculpture Garden

  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 20–26    

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