N Street Village and DIY Network Unveil Renovated Shelter Kitchen

  N Street Village and DIY Network Unveil Renovated Shelter Kitchen

  Celebrity Designer Alison Victoria Conducts Workshop at Homeless Services
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WASHINGTON -- January 30, 2013

N Street Village today unveiled a full kitchen renovation project provided by
DIY Network at Luther Place Night Shelter, a transitional housing facility in
Northwest Washington, DC for 31 women experiencing homelessness. The new
facility was laid out by celebrity designer Alison Victoria, host of DIY’s
Kitchen Crashers, to provide a modern and efficient kitchen to serve some of
the district’s most vulnerable women.

Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers, works to renovate a
20-year old kitchen at ...

Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers, works to renovate a
20-year old kitchen at Luther Place Shelter, a women's transitional housing
facility at Washington, D.C.'s N Street Village. Completed in just three days,
the renovation, funded by DIY Network's parent company, Scripps Networks
Interactive, includes new appliances, storage space and a more efficient
layout for the heavily used kitchen. (Photo: Business Wire)

The outdated and heavily used kitchen at Luther Place Night Shelter had not
been updated in 20 years, according to Schroeder Stribling, Executive Director
of N Street Village, which operates the night shelter across the street from
its main facility. The renovation, funded by DIY Network’s parent company,
Scripps Networks Interactive, includes new appliances, storage space and a
more efficient layout, with the kitchen to be completed by the end of the
week.

“This will make an incredible difference to the shelter’s ability to support
and care for our residents, significantly improving the quality of life for
women who are experiencing homelessness and working to rebuild their lives,”
Stribling said.

Alison Victoria, who has done dozens of kitchens on the DIY Network and HGTV,
has been on site working with local contractor SCK for three days.

“The most rewarding work I do is not in front of the camera but at places like
N Street Village where transforming a kitchen truly can change lives,”
Victoria said. “I am proud to present these women with a modern kitchen where
they not only can make nutritious meals but also develop cooking skills and
healthy habits that will last a lifetime. The work N Street Village does is
critical to the D.C. community, and Scripps Networks’ generosity will only
enhance the vital services the Village provides.”

Following the unveiling, Victoria conducted a workshop on “Creating an
Empowering Space” to share with the women at N Street Village ways to enhance
their productivity, perspective and overall quality of life by making small
and affordable improvements to their living space.

About N Street Village

Founded in 1972 by members of Luther Place Memorial Church, N Street Village
helps women achieve personal stability and make life-changing gains in their
housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health and addiction
recovery. N Street Village empowers homeless and low-income women to claim her
highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services and advocacy
in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The organization also provides
affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and
families. For more about N Street Village, please visit
http://www.nstreetvillage.org.

About DIY Network

Owned and operated by the leader in lifestyle media, Scripps Networks
Interactive, DIY Network is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home
improvement projects. DIY Network’s programs and experts help viewers add
value and get the most out of their homes. DIY and Scripps Networks
Interactive are committed to empowering consumers beyond media by building
strong communities and making a positive difference through meaningful cause
marketing partnerships.

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Contact: Adam Blickstein at ablickstein@gpgdc.com

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Contact:

Scripps Networks
Cindy McConkey, 865-368-3976
cmcconkey@scrippsnetworks.com
or
N Street Village
Kate Akalonu, 202-939-2096
kakalonu@nstreetvillage.org