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TWE RADIO: “Welcome Home” Host Treger Strasberg On Humbly Helping the Homeless

The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks with Treger Strasberg on The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi . Strasberg founded Humble Design, an organization that furnishes homes – and furnishes hope – to the needy. She is also the host of the CW’s new weekly show “Welcome Home!”

TWE RADIO: “Welcome Home” Host Treger Strasberg On Humbly Helping the Homeless

Treger Strasberg, host of "Welcome Home" with husband Rob/Photo Courtesy Treger Strasberg

Treger Strasberg and husband Rob from “Welcome Home”

By Stacey Gualandi/December, 2018

Be sure to tune in to a BRAND NEW interview with Treger Strasberg on The Women’s Eye Radio with Stacey Gualandi . Strasberg founded Humble Design, an organization that furnishes homes – and furnishes hope – to the needy. She is also the host of the CW’s new weekly show “Welcome Home.”

In the words of one of her employees, “Treger is a tornado,” and it’s easy to understand why. In just ten short years, she started a small Detroit-based operation that gathers donated, gently-used furniture for families transitioning out of homelessness; transformed 1200 homes; opened three other branches in Seattle, San Diego and Chicago; and together with her co-host and husband Rob, launched “Welcome Home,” based on Humble Design.

Strasberg has been a big supporter of The Women’s Eye almost since day one! She first joined me in 2012, then again in 2013, and now – five years later – we wanted to check back in with this social entrepreneur to see how she and the non-profit she built is doing!

TWE Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks to Treger Strasberg about her nonprofit Humble Design and how she has turned empathy into action for the homeless.

Treger Strasber, host of "Welcome Home," and husband Rob/Photo Courtesy of Treger Strasberg

Treger and husband Rob

Strasberg says she likes to leave a place a little better than how she found it – something I prefer to call “The Treger Effect.” Only one percent of those they have helped have gone back to homelessness.

She says her biggest impact is working one-on-one with the families. An admitted “chronic crier,” Strasberg says watching the mother’s suffering ease touches her heart, whether she likes it or not. And it is those moments that ultimately led to her tv show.

“We want to humanize the process,” she says proudly. “What brings me the most joy is sitting on the floor of a barren house, with no beds, no furniture…looking at a mom’s eyes and telling her tomorrow is going to be better,” says Strasberg. “That is my favorite moment and I get to do it over and over again.”

So many lives have been changed by Humble Design and Strasberg says it is her life’s passion (“I’ll be 95 and dragging dressers, ha!”) to help keep people in affordable houses.

During our interview, she shares why she found success, how she navigates through fear, and what is the best advice for turning empathy into action. (“Take baby steps”).

Thanks, Treger, for being part of the Women’s Eye family! Good luck with all you do to help others!

To get involved, go to www.humbledesign.org.

Check your local listings for “Welcome Home” on the CW, Saturdays and Sunday mornings. https://www.facebook.com/CWWelcomeHome/

TWITTER/INSTAGRAM: @humbledesign
TWITTER/INSTAGRAM: @smtreger
WEBSITE: www.humbledesign.org
FACEBOOK/TWITTER: @cwwelcomehome

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TWE Radio Podcasts: Oct. 12,13 2013

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Click to Listen to TWE RadioLaura Munson–author of bestseller, This is Not The Story You Think It Is, on her popular writing retreats

Laura Munson, author of "This is Not the Story You Think It Is"

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Click to Listen to TWE RadioTreger Strasberg, from Ovation TV’s “Motor City Rising” and co-founder of Humble Design, on her efforts to move homeless families from shelter to home

Treger Strasberg, professional designer in Detroit/Photo: Working Pictures

Treger Strasberg

 

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Laura Munson–author of bestseller, This is Not The Story You Think It Is, on her popular writing retreats

Treger Strasberg, from Ovation TV’s “Motor City Rising” and co-founder of Humble Design, on her efforts to move homeless families from shelter to home

Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest while suffering from a rare life-threatening disease, on her next daring challenge

Laura Munson

Laura Munson

Treger Strasberg, professional designer in Detroit/Photo: Working Pictures

Treger Strasberg

Iditarod racer Cindy Abbott and her pup

Cindy Abbott

 

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TWE Radio Podcasts: Sept. 14,15 2013

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Click to Listen to TWE RadioLaura Munson–author of bestseller, This is Not The Story You Think It Is, on her popular writing retreats

Laura Munson, author of "This is Not the Story You Think It Is"

Laura Munson

 

Click to Listen to TWE RadioTreger Strasberg, from Ovation TV’s “Motor City Rising” and co-founder of Humble Design, on her efforts to move homeless families from shelter to home

 

Treger Strasberg, professional designer in Detroit/Photo: Working Pictures

Treger Strasberg

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Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest while suffering from a rare life-threatening disease, on her next daring challenge

Iditarod racer Cindy Abbott and her pup

Cindy and her special
lead dog, “Baby Drool”

 

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Our NEW FALL SEASON on The Women’s Eye Radio begins this week as host Stacey Gualandi checks in with our special guests as they share their exciting new plans with us:

Laura Munson–author of bestseller, This is Not The Story You Think It Is, on her popular writing retreats

Treger Strasberg, from Ovation TV’s “Motor City Rising” and co-founder of Humble Design, on her efforts to move homeless families from shelter to home

Cindy Abbott, a courageous adventurer who conquered Mt. Everest while suffering from a rare life-threatening disease, on her next daring challenge

Laura Munson

Laura Munson

Treger Strasberg, professional designer in Detroit/Photo: Working Pictures

Treger Strasberg

Iditarod racer Cindy Abbott and her pup

Cindy Abbott

TOP 10: Treger Strasberg Helps Homeless in Detroit Move from Shelter to Homes

Stacey Gualandi and Treger Strasberg interview for The Women's Eye

Treger Strasberg Helps Homeless in Detroit Move from Shelter to Homes: newsonwomen.com–9/1/13–Photo: TWE

A Good Night Sleep Brings Beds to the Homeless

A Good Night Sleep's Leigh Ann Lanaux/Recipient Adrianne Chamblis, children, Humble Design Volunteers

Leigh Ann Lanaux, Director of A Good Night Sleep, Adrianne Chamblis, her children, and Humble Design volunteers

By Stacey Gualandi/August 16, 2012

Twitter: @AGNS_BEDS

A Good Night Sleep and Humble Design, an organization we featured earlier this year on TWE, are two non-profits striving to help those without the simple things in life that so many of us take for granted each day.

“We know a good night sleep can help people conquer the challenges of transitioning out of homelessness…”  Leigh Ann Lanaux

They teamed up in July to deliver 100 beds to 46 families in the Detroit area, but this recent effort is only the beginning. A Good Night Sleep will be making bed drops later this year to the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center and across the country.

We wanted to find out just how the idea for A Good Night Sleep came about and what it takes to organize this kind of charitable effort.  Founder Jennifer Kenning and director Leigh Ann Lanaux explained what they are hoping to accomplish…  [Read more…]

TWE Radio Podcasts: August 4,5 Show

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Treger Strasberg, from Ovation TV’s “Motor City Rising” and co-founder of Humble Design, a unique company furnishing homes for Detroit’s homeless

Treger Strasberg, professional designer in Detroit/Photo: Working Pictures

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