Inspiring Spaces

Trauma-informed design recognizes how physical environment affects an individual’s sense of identity, worth, dignity and empowerment; its inclusion in our space acknowledges that the physical environment has an impact on attitude, mood, and behavior and recognizes that there is a strong link between our physiological state, our emotional state, and the physical environment. The Equity Project offers a supportive and healing environment designed to minimize environmental triggers and highlight beautiful design.

• Windows, bright sunlight
• Tall ceilings
• Calming colors
• Open, predictable spaces
• Equal access seating
• Natural greenery
• Minimal environmental triggers
• Non-fluorescent lighting
• Moveable, comfortable seating
• Soothing smells
• Areas that encourage movement
• Non-institutional carpeting
• Age-appropriate, therapeutic toys and materials