This idea came to mind for a volunteer project with Salvation Army for homeless families transitioning between jobs. We wanted them to have a sense of home while without their own homes, so gave ownership with an interactive feature called “Zen Blend”. See next slide for more.
The residents were given choices of objects to display on their “Zen Blend” shelf/wall. The options provided were a relaxing candle (previous slide), spiritual representations, or humor like a dog of royalty. It seemed important to include this sort of feature for the residents that stay there while transitioning through rough times.