lobby before and after

Photo: David Tsay

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"When a young person walks in, this is the first space they see," says Ami Rowland, Covenant House California's COO. "Now it says, 'We're gonna love you, show you grace, and give you second and third chances. There's more to life than what the world has shown you so far.'" Since tech is vital for job searching—and staying in touch with friends and family—Jeremiah Brent added the FUYL Tower from LocknCharge (the thing in the corner that looks like a prop from 2001: A Space Odyssey). The charging station has compartments that keep phones, tablets, and laptops juiced up and secure. Midcentury-modern-inspired furniture from Living Spaces creates a look that's friendly but posh.