Food, clothing, and shelter are considered necessities of living. But imagine enjoying shelter with nothing to sit on or no television nor bed to lie on at night.
This is the reality of those transitioning out of homelessness. With the help of the Dallas Furniture Bank, many are one step closer to finding security.
“There’s an importance of pride in ownership and stability when you have those basics,” said Aliah Henry, CEO of Dallas Furniture Bank. “We sometimes take for granted the items that we can just go and get, like a bed. We don’t think about those families that are just starting over or a family that had to up and leave in the middle of the night.”
DFB was founded in 2003 as a way to bridge the gap in social services that were already present in Dallas County. Founders Sheryl Fields Bogen and Jerry Szor spearheaded the initiative after acknowledging the lack of furniture resources for families trying to secure housing.