A formerly homeless mother who fought to escape the grips of domestic violence and to get her family off the streets and into an apartment couldn’t believe her eyes Wednesday when her once-bare living space all the sudden had all the furniture she needed inside.

Emmy Medellin and her two children were homeless for seven months before finally landing in an apartment in San Ysidro. Though they had a roof over their head, they were sleeping on the floor and doing homework in the dark.

Luckily for them, Humble Design came to the rescue.

Humble Design is a non-profit that gathers donated furniture and furnishes the homes of once-homeless families who need a little bit of help.

Homeless mother

By Regina Freitas

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