October 28, 2016


Contact: Janeen Johnally, Communications Director, Central Maryland Area Command

Telephone: 443-573-3297 Ext. 51297



To show their commitment to combating human trafficking, a team of five interior designers partnered with The Salvation Army of Central Maryland to renovate the organization’s new project, Catherine’s Cottage. Catherine’s Cottage is an emergency, low barrier program in Baltimore that will restore the lives of survivors including foreign nationals and transgendered individuals.

According to the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Maryland is a “hot spot” for human trafficking due to the state’s central highways, numerous truck stops, and BWI Airport. Raising awareness, joining a local task force, and reporting suspicious activity are some of the most common ways individuals have gotten involved. For their involvement, five interior decorators have volunteered their skill set to fight human trafficking in a unique way.

Trish Albano of Trish Albano Interiors collaborates with busy professionals who want a home that is a haven, highly functional, and a reflection of themselves. Trish, whose work has been featured on HGTV’s My First Place and on NBC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, knows how to capture the individual style of all her clients, even when they think they don’t have one. Whether it be contemporary, comfortable, or classic, Trish will tastefully mix styles to create a look that works for the client.

Meghan Friedman, owner of Redhead Design, specializes in high-end residential interior design in the Baltimore area. She spends a significant amount of time with clients at the start of a project to get to know their personality, lifestyle, and goals. She then creates a design concept including color, texture, and pattern that reflects her clients’ style and personality. She also loves to use new and transitional pieces alongside antiques to make a room feel as though it has evolved over time.

Liz Dickson of Millbrook Circle Interior Design has been creating beautiful spaces in Baltimore and Washington since 2002. She has appeared as a featured designer on HGTV’s “House Hunters Renovation” and her work has been published in Chesapeake Home Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, and Baltimore Magazine. With backgrounds and degrees in both business and interior design, she is recognized for combining those skills to create beautiful yet functional spaces.

Andrea Lynn Orndorff is the owner and principal designer of A. Lynn Design. For more than a decade, Andrea’s professional expertise, relaxed demeanor, and calm direction have helped clients realize their dreams of beautiful, livable spaces that nurture family connection and individual fulfillment. Her passion for houses and love of history is apparent in her timeless designs that are firmly rooted in tradition yet fresh and appealing to today’s modern families.

Denise Yearwood founded Yearwood Interiors after a successful career as a Financial Analyst. Denise has worked on a multitude of projects, helping her clients achieve their vision through her personalized design process while being mindful and respectful of her clients’ budget, needs, and tastes. She brings a disciplined, detailed oriented, and a creative approach to her design process which customizes each project to reflect her clients’ needs.

Collectively, these experts will transform Catherine’s Cottage into a safe haven with a comfortable and simplistic feel through the use of color, clean lines, radiant patterns, and fresh fabrics. Having these designers come together for this meaningful project will bring a new meaning to the idea that design can change a life.

How will you help? Please contact Development Director, Amy Middleton, at 443-573-3397.


About The Salvation Army of Central Maryland

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in Maryland in 1885, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 150 years. Nearly one hundred thousand Marylanders receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, clothing, and shelter to the homeless, and after-school programs for underprivileged children through its partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in Maryland.