Meet Sharyn

Millions of Canadians live with mental illness. For those with few supports, the effects can be devastating. After experiencing a brief psychotic episode five years ago, Sharyn lost custody of her four children. Her life was forever-changed. Sharyn’s story, which was...

Meet Sophia

An Indigenous, single mom to eight boys, Sophia faced many barriers to get to where she is today. Here’s a glimpse of some of the obstacles she’s overcome to establish a new home for her family. Sophia’s story, which was captured as part of our House to...

Meet Martin

Martin once had it all – a home in Toronto’s Beaches community, an acting career and two loving children. However, through a combination of personal struggles and circumstances beyond his control, the home that once housed his family was taken away from him. “I was...

Meet Sarah

Sarah’s story is one shared by many Furniture Bank clients. It is one of displacement and trauma – but also of resilience and hope. Sarah’s story, which was captured as part of a special project, highlights the power of furniture. Imagine being unexpectedly...

Client Spotlight: JESSICA

“Did I ever think I’d have two small children with another one on the way – and have no place to live? Not in a million years.” Relieved to be given priority housing, this young mother is clear about what made her apartment more than four walls. “When your place...