About Us

Mission

Tarrant County Furniture Bank furnishes homes for those transitioning from homelessness and for others in need, while keeping unwanted furniture out of the landfill.

Vision

We envision communities where everyone has a furnished place to call home.

Values

Full Potential: We help human beings reach their full potential.
Respect Others: We treat our clients, business partners, and each other as we want to be treated.
Social Responsibility: We improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable people in the communities we serve.
Maximize Resources: We maximize financial resources and treat them as our own.

Why Furniture?

We believe that furniture is more than comfort.
Furniture represents a chance for self-sufficiency, higher levels of self-esteem, and long-term stability.
It provides hope.
Furniture improves living conditions, helping to elevate personal pride and dignity by offering some normalcy and independence.

Furniture changes lives.

History

Tarrant County Furniture Bank is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in September 2018 by long-time Fort Worth resident Teresa Huskey. After experiencing an unexpected job loss and facing the loss of her own home, she attended a homeless conference where she saw the critical need for a centralized place to house furniture to help families successfully transition out of homelessness. The organization served its first clients in September 2019.

Leadership

2020 Board of Directors

Officers

President – Andrew W. Seibert, J.D.
Vice President – Olga Luna
Secretary – Melanie Williams
Treasurer – Liesl Manone

Directors

Miki Bloom
Kendra Gaona
Denise Ho
Edward Lightner
Phil Rice

Staff

Executive Director

Teresa Huskey
info@tarrantcountyfurniturebank.org

Program Coordinator

Trevor Seibert
tseibert@tarrantcountyfurniturebank.org

News and Awards

“Tarrant County Furniture Bank Aims to Help Fort Worth Homeless Start Anew”

WFAA Ch. 8 News – August 14, 2019
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/tarrant-county/tarrant-county-furniture-bank-aims-to-help-fort-worth-homeless-start-anew/287-b2b7be38-e340-4203-9c2e-dd4c9dd96c93

Tarrant County Furniture Bank Receives $15,000 Award from United Way KERNEL Competition

NBCDFW News – November 12, 2019
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/tcu-freshman-wins-grand-prize-in-united-way-social-innovation-competition/2129936/

2019 Tarrant Churches Together Visionary Leadership Award: Teresa Huskey

The Visionary Leadership award is presented to an individual who has taken the initiative who has taken the initiative in starting new projects or programs to benefit the community.

The 2019 recipient is Teresa Huskey given in recognition for her efforts in founding Tarrant County Furniture Bank. Garnering support from both the City of Fort Worth and others, Ms. Huskey has “brought her vision of helping those transitioning out of homelessness to have new and gently used furnishings so they can call their new house ‘home’”.

https://vimeo.com/uccftw/review/372517387/09abaf23fa

Join the TCFB Mailing List