We design shelter solutions for refugees

The refugee crisis is massive. Millions of displaced people are stuck in limbo for decades. But together, we are building a better way forward.

Our Work

114 million people are displaced. The average duration of displacement is over 20 years long.

We design shelter solutions for refugees and displaced families so they can create a home for that duration.

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

Using Billboards for Tarps TLDR: Using discarded billboards for tarps wasn’t our idea. We saw refugees using them, and unlike the standard shelter tarps, these

Everyone has the right to adequate housing. This right is affirmed in dozens of international treaties, conventions, charters, policies, and laws. But what does adequate actually mean? Is it purely subjective, or are there standards to which we can hold one another accountable?

Settlements Served
Individuals Served
Tons of Plastic Repurposed

Haven members are monthly donors committed to this work for the long haul.

For $30+/month you can help us design shelter solutions that put refugees back in control of their lives.

Photo by Arturo Silva Fujikawa

Meet the Artist behind our Brooklyn Mural

Dana Tanamachi is a New York City-based artist and designer who enjoys living a quiet life and working with her hands. She owns Tanamachi Studio, a boutique design studio specializing in custom typography and illustration for editorial, lifestyle, food, and fashion brands. She has been commissioned globally by clients such as Target, Nike, USPS, Penguin Books, Ralph Lauren, Instagram, West Elm, and many others.

Many tools that make up the flowers in the image are items sold at Shelter Depot, our hardware stores in refugee settlements.

We love how Dana’s design creatively and beautifully represents our work.

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