Two locations coming soon!
Our Gateway Plaza location is open for shopping Wednesday-Saturday 10am - 2pm. August 20 will be our Grand Opening for our new location at 517 W. Cabarrus St. (Ask us how you can help make our new space wheelchair accessible.)
We kindly request those who are not not fully vaccinated to please wear a mask to protect our women.
Make an impact with us.
Designed For Joy is a transitional work experience for women emerging from trafficking, homelessness, time in prison, overcoming addiction or other vulnerable situations. We provide living wage work hours while building confidence and refreshing resumes. We are launching equipped women into the marketplace.
To date, we have hired 50 women and have given over $100,000 in living wages. Learn more here.
Invest in women. Influence change.
Refugee, DFJ Artisan
This is the first time I had a choice. Where to work and to share my faith.
Trafficking Survivor, DFJ Artisan
At DFJ I learned I'm a hard worker. I also gained a better understanding of self-worth, which is something I'm still working on. DFJ also taught me not all women are against me.
Domestic Violence Survivor, DFJ Artisan
For the first time I understood I had a purpose. And God was in it.
Designed For Joy is a registered 501(c)(3) Raleigh nonprofit.