Housing to Home – 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...

Housing to Home – 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...

Housing to Home – 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...