The HomeStart Foundation recycles used furniture to provide basic household furnishings so that families and individuals who are starting up or starting over can set up a home and move toward self-sufficiency more quickly. It provides furniture to refugees and immigrants, women fleeing abuse, and people suffering from illnesses such as AIDS.
Many people find they cannot afford furniture when housing costs are so high. Having basic furniture allows them to live in dignity.
HomeStart is located in Vancouver.
Vicki Stephenson, Executive Director