Here are just a few of the helpful transformations we have been able to create and testimonials from the clients we have been fortunate to serve.


Before & After Snapshots


Client #2 Referred by APIC

My bedroom looks like a hotel room!
— AM

Client #3 Referred by Erie County Dept. of Social Services

I am so appreciative how you helped my family. I wouldn’t have been able to furnish my house without you. Or it would have taken forever. Now I can do stuff for the kids and myself instead of stressing out about the things I couldn’t get. The kids are so happy our house is nice. Thank you so much for everything, from the bottom of my heart.
— LM

Client #4 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House


A Special Project~

The Family Justice Center - A special design project took place in the office of the Family Justice Center, in Buffalo, NY, in memory of a wonderful young woman, Angela Moss.  Angela lost her life to domestic violence, in 2012.  The family's request was for the space to have a theme which included the things Angela liked most, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, red, polka dots and panda bears.  This room will be used by other domestic violence victims as a place of refuge, comfort and a moment of peace as they seek assistance.  UPward Design For Life is truly honored to have been asked to be part of the design process to bring the family's vision to life.


Client #5 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House


Client #6 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House


Client #7 Referred by Endeavor Health

It’s wonderful. It’s been an improvement to my environment and my life.
— SV

Client #8 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House

It looks so different. It finally feels like home.
— SC

Client #10 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House

It feels so real. Thank you so much!
— MD

Client #11 Referred by My Place Home Shelter

I’m going to get emotional. Thank you so much.
— CM

Client #12 Referred by Buffalo City Mission - Cornerstone Manor

Living in this place with nothing was very hard on me and my daughter, she’s 14. It’s already making me feel like I have a real home.
— EB

Client #14 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House

Ms. Dionne, I just wanna say thank you so much. I’m so grateful for what you and your volunteers have done for me and my girls.
— AA

Client #15 Referred by Buffalo City Mission - Cornerstone Manor


Client #16 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House

This is so cool. Thank you!
— JG

Client #17 Referred by Oishei Healthy Kids

I just want to say thank you for everything. You guys did an incredible job and we will always be grateful. God bless you and your family once again. Thank you so much.
— MP

Client # 18 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House


Client #19 Referred by Erie County Dept. of Social Services


Client #20 Referred by Buffalo City Mission


Client #21 Referred by Child & Family Services - Haven House

OMG! I love it! I’m in tears. Thanks so much.
— TC
 

Client #22 Referred by Compeer Buffalo

OMG. The bed. I’m going to sleep like a baby. Thank you so much.
— TZ