Spotlight On: Renewal Cleaning Services

More than just a cleaning service, Renewal Cleaning Services is helping to provide sustainable employment opportunities to survivors of significant childhood abuse by providing a safe space to rebuild lives through work, service and relationships. They achieve this by offering training, consistent check-ins, flexible schedules and a healing space for people leaving foster care, domestic violence situations and adults who have overcome earlier traumas. 

In partnership with Indianapolis nonprofit Dathouse Inc., team members have access to a survivor-led support group and resources in the community. As they continue to heal and recover, team members discover that cleaning is an act of meditation that invites opportunities for reflection and growth. Employees encourage each other to lean into the moment – and make some money while they’re at it.

Vision for the Future 

This year, Renewal Cleaning Services seeks to double their current work force from 25 to 50. Beyond employment, they have begun developing a short-term housing model that includes an element to improve financial outcomes through strategic partnerships, while also utilizing existing payroll tools. 

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a village to heal the child within. Renewal is striving to build an army of warriors, equipped with the best tools – and to be good and do good and to thrive in place of surviving. 

For more information about Renewal Cleaning Services, visit their Facebook page at or email [email protected].

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