Save Us Now Inc. Comforts of Home Free Market program is the only program of its kind in Washington, D.C. whose sole purpose is to provide basic household items and furniture to families and individuals determined to rebuild their lives in a new permanent home of their own.
We fill a void that the other social services agencies cannot provide, by giving families free household goods that have nothing when they move from shelters and transitional housing into permanent housing. They get the opportunity to shop in our “free market” for items that they need and take them with them home.
We believe that this provides them a reasonable level of comfort, dignity and self-esteem, and gives them a better chance of maintaining steady employment and remaining self-sufficient. A furnished, livable home environment that allows them to eat in comfort, rest well and interact together as a healthy family, and this can dramatically reduce the potential of their falling back into homelessness. In a positive environment, such as this, all family will benefit and even thrive.