Hosts Rob and Treger Strasberg run a non-profit dedicated to helping deserving families in transition by turning their house into a home – and changing lives along the way. Each episode, we meet a family emerging from difficult circumstances as they finally move into a new living space to call their own. To help the family with their fresh start, Treger, Rob, and a dedicated team of designers and volunteers will transform the family’s bare house into a warm home by using goods and services donated by people in the community. The new home will provide much-needed stability to meet the family’s specific needs, stimulate their interests, and promote their goals. Welcome Home will teach viewers the importance of giving back in their communities, to never give up when faced with a tough situation, and gratitude for the basic living necessities that we often take for granted.
About the Hosts
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Treger and Rob Strasberg moved to Michigan in 2008 with their two children Henson and Tuesday. They instantly felt a strong kinship to Detroit and their desire to help their community was none that they had known before.
Treger co-founded Humble Design in 2009 with Ana Smith. It all began with one previously homeless family in need of home furnishings. Now, Humble Design services up to three families a week and is striving to help all who need them. Over the last seven years, they have fully furnished more than 700 homes in Detroit.
Treger gathered her experience from working in the advertising and marketing arena for 10 years and her BFA from SVA in New York and applied them to helping real people with real problems. She is a trained fine artist and loves every creative aspect of designing for these wonderful families. Every day, with every new home, she learns what it means to be humble.
Treger sits on the board at Temple Beth El, The Organization for Bat Conservation, the Development Committee at the Detroit Zoo, is an Executive Committee Member of Michigan Democratic Party and a Council Member of Senators Stabenow and Peter’s Leadership Council.
She has been awarded the TCH Diversity Award, the Lighthouse Salute America, the TBE Mitzvah Model, the Optimist Club’s Ruby Award, the Girl Scout of America’s One Tough Cookie Award, Make your Marc award by Marc Fisher, and Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 and others.
Humble Design has been featured on Upworthy, Ford Go Further, the Meredith Vieira Show, Mitch Albom’s Heart of Detroit, Motor City Rising, the Radiant Project CNN, The Today Show and many others.
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Rob has served on the board at Humble Design for years. Formerly Doner’s Global Creative Chairman, he left advertising in January 2017 to become Co-CEO of Humble Design.
Prior to his time at Doner, where he held the titles of Co-CEO, Chief Creative Officer and Global Creative Chairman, Strasberg was part of Crispin Porter + Bogusky in the agency’s original heyday, working on brands including Ikea, Mini Cooper, Sprite, Truth and Volkswagen. He was named “Top Ten Most Awarded Creative Directors” in the world by Creativity Magazine in 2007.
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Marcay and Christopher lived in separate states, and both battled addiction and homelessness. However, they eventually landed in the same shelter and fell in love. Now sober, working and enrolled in school, they are the proud parents of two kids. They have the ultimate turnaround; and by scraping what they could, they have purchased a townhome together but have nothing extra to try to furnish the place. Treger and Rob can’t wait to give this family the designed home that this hard-working family has earned.