Home Again Furniture Bank aims to eradicate
furniture poverty on the Northeast Avalon
Home Again Furniture Bank is a nonprofit organization that provides gently-used furniture to individuals and families in need. Our partner referring agencies rely on our service for their clients’ furniture needs.
Central to Home Again is a cycle of giving and receiving that provides our most vulnerable citizens the means to create a stable home life. Home Again provides furniture with a focus on generating comfort, dignity and stability.
Getting a good night’s sleep on a proper bed positively impacts work, study, relationships and overall well-being. Having a sofa to relax on with family makes life more enjoyable. Being able to offer family and friends a chair to sit on or a table to gather around brings dignity. Home Again helps to build pride in homes, self and our community.
With roots in rural Newfoundland, Maureen has worked everywhere from the Yukon to Botswana and inner-city Jamaica. Maureen has domestic and international experience in community development, training, and community-based research.
Engaging the community to assess and respond to need has been a decades long passion. When not working with Home Again, Maureen enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, climbing and reading.
After more than 20 years combined experience in management positions, Amy’s communication and organizational skills are like no others. These skills are utilized in Amy’s work with Home Again and in her many volunteer activities.
With beginnings in small town Newfoundland, Amy learned early-on the importance of community support and helping one’s neighbour. This has lead to her involvement with several service organizations and regular volunteer positions. Amy loves spending time with family, friends and her beloved golden retriever. She also enjoys practicing yoga, hiking & running.
Tracy is a recent graduate of Queen’s College in St. John’s with a Master’s degree in Theology. She has years of experience in pastoral care, and has a true heart for social justice. She serves on the board of directors with the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association and has been a foster parent for 3 years now. In her spare time Tracy enjoys learning to ride her motorcycle, thrift shop hunting, spending time volunteering, and serving as a Lay Minister with her parish. Tracy is our newest team member and fills the Coordinator role.
Jacob is in his third year of his B.Sc in Biology with a concentration in health professions, and a minor in French. He has a long history of volunteer work with Home Again and is excited to step into a coordinator role. Outside of his work with Home Again, Jacob is a research assistant with the Faculty of Medicine at the university, and enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, and getting outside as often as he can.
Racquel joins our team with over 20 years experience working in the non-profit sphere, and is an avid volunteer with various initiatives in the community. Racquel's spirit of generosity and kindness is intricate to her role. As the Coordinator, she looks forward to working within the community for positive outcomes. When not working, you can find her enjoying camping, crafting and cooking.
Originally from Ontario, Heather is proud to be a Newfoundlander and Labradorian by choice. Moving to St. John's five years ago on a whim, she had a dream for a seaside home to call her own. Her background in marketing and communications spans a decade and has focused on helping organizations and non-profits reach their full potential while enhancing their brand identity and online engagement.
Heather has a community first mindset and has a particular passion for amplifying and supporting women in business. In her free time she loves cozying up with her two adopted cats and dogs for a good movie. She is also an avid reader and enjoys swimming and hiking.