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Creating spaces that support healing and growth

Joy Street Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through transforming spaces for other local Bay Area nonprofit organization.


We believe in restoring dignity and ownership in your living space is important, especially when in transition out of hardship or trauma.


We believe functionality provide emotional, physical, and visual support and give individuals a sense of ownership.


We believe personalization and beautiful spaces support positive attitudes and motivates us towards healing.

Who we support

Our work benefits local Bay Area nonprofit organizations who support the disadvantaged through, but not limited to, housing, advocacy assistance, and educational support, as well as individuals who have experienced hardship, violence, or trauma.

Who we are

Joy Street initiative was started in 2018 by Kelly Finley, owner and principal designer of Joy Street Design, a full-service interior design firm in Oakland. Joy Street Design proudly donates full design time and at least 10% of its profits to Joy Street Initiative.

More than 300 projects have been completed and here are a few

Elizabeth House – Transitional Housing

Covid Essential Worker Giveaways

Ruby’s Place – Teen Youth Shelter

Get Involved

Get involved and be a part of our mission at Joy Street Initiative! There are three meaningful ways you can make a difference today:

Partner with Us

Volunteer Your Time

Make a Donation

Contact joy street initiative