Humble Design

Formerly Homeless Mom Is Speechless After Empty House Gets a Makeover

April 25, 2018 - 12:32 pm

By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

This Detroit mother was given a second chance and she’s not taking it for granted.

Nefertiti Frazier and her four children, Sanna 11, Eric 7, Imani 4, and Kamiah 2, moved into a shelter after the single mom left an allegedly abusive relationship.

The family spent a total of five months living in the shelter, and over a year in transitional housing until Nefertiti was able to afford a rental home after saving up money -- finally giving her family a permanent place to live. Unfortunately, virtually all of the rooms were bare and her financial situation made her unable to furnish it into a true home.

A non-profit organization called Humble Design, which helps furnish and decorate homes for families transitioning out of homelessness stepped in, along with a sponsorship by Plante Moran, after hearing Nefertiti's story in order to give the home a complete makeover.

The incredible before and after had left the family completely stunned and ever since receiving the kind gesture Nefertiti has become a spokesperson for the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) to help encourage other families to ask for help when needed.

COTS also helped Nefertiti go through training to become a chef and she's on her way back to feeling more like herself and being the mother she has always wanted to be.