The Hub Hotel’s design is trauma-informed, meaning that the textures, colors, shapes, and spaces promote a sense of calm, safety, dignity, empowerment, and well-being. Spaces, a Memphis-based, women-owned company, generously contributed their time to select the optimal furniture for each space in the building and also donated furniture pieces. The throw pillows, plants, and comforter covers in each room were donated by Ikea, which has also supported the furnishing of the Hub Studios.
The Hub Hotel is barrier-free, meaning there are no obstacles to accessing services. It operates on the premise that homelessness results from economic and systemic failures—not personal choice. We built the shelter to be a safe landing place for women who have experienced marginalization, exploitation, and discrimination. Hub staff meet with each guest to understand their backgrounds, circumstances, and goals to understand what benefits, employment opportunities, and housing options best fit their needs. The Hospitality Hub works to provide stability to guests so they have time to heal and focus on moving out of homelessness.