Valley designers renovate rooms for women rebuilding their lives

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by Yetta Gibson

azfamily.com

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 8 at 1:31 PM

PHOENIX -- "Transforming rooms to transform lives." That's what the Phoenix Dream Center is all about.

Some of the top interior designers from across the Valley donated their time and expertise to create 10 “dream rooms” nestled in the old Embassy Suites hotel near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Indian School Road.

The girls who will be residing in these incredible rooms will move in June 1. They are part of The Rescue Project, which addresses the unique needs faced by female victims of the growing human trafficking industry. 

Launched in summer 2009, the dedicated organization provides a safe refuge, as well as specialized counseling and education so that victims of human trafficking can recover, grow and become functioning members of society.

"The Rescue Project (TRP) is specifically structured to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of victims and survivors of human trafficking through sexual exploitation," reads TRP's website.

Since it's inception, TRP has already helped more than 60 girls and women. But the number of those still out there -- those who need the help that TRP can provide -- is staggering.

One of the main obstacles The Rescue Project encounters is simply having enough beds available to house survivors of human trafficking.

Desert Star Construction, Arizona Foothills Magazine, and 10 of the Valley's top interior designers came together to invest $50,000 to $100,000 in renovations at the old Embassy Suites.

Each designer was given a 400-square-foot un-inhabitable hotel room to transform.

The Rescue Project wants to give survivors more than just a safe place to sleep. The organization wants to give them their Dream Room.

To find out more on the Rescue Project, go to www.rescueprojectphx.org
 

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