As Kansas City’s furniture bank, Flourish empowers families overcoming housing insecurity with the safety, comfort, and dignity of a fully furnished home. Through a personalized shopping appointment in our furniture showroom, we empower our guests to choose all the essential and non-essential items needed to outfit a new space.

Since 2020

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Why A Furniture Bank?

Furniture is often overlooked in the continuum of care for families and individuals overcoming housing insecurity. Yet a place to live is only the first step toward a permanent home. Kansas City lacks 64,000 units of affordable housing, leaving 87% of extremely low-income renters cost-burdened. For struggling families, furniture often falls to the bottom of the list of critical expenses, after rent, food, gas, healthcare, and childcare. However, an empty, unfurnished home is detrimental to every other aspect of daily life: from school and work to health and self-esteem.

Our collaborative model fills a critical gap in the existing continuum of social services available in Kansas City. We partner with 80 case management agencies for client referrals. Each of our partners provides wrap-around case management services, uplifting families and individuals through housing, job, health, and childcare support. They include domestic violence shelters, transitional living centers, prison re-entry, schools, hospitals, foster care coordinators, refugee resettlement services, and many others. 

Everyone who visits Flourish has experienced loss and worked hard to become housed. For many guests, Flourish is the final steppingstone to independence. When families are referred to shop, we eliminate the cost barrier to acquiring high-quality furnishings for the entire home. With large and small items, we invest average of $1,200 in furnishings per home, creating safe, comfortable, and personal spaces where families will thrive.



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Flourish is possible through the contributions of hundreds of people in our community. We are funded by individuals, foundations, and businesses. Our operations are run by volunteers. Our furniture inventory comes through donations from the community. Through the collaboration of hundreds of people, we collect, repair, and distribute furniture to support families’ success. Every dollar contributed to our operating fund is multipled in value for the community.


Linda’s Story

Our guests are incredible! Last month, Linda was referred to Flourish Furniture Bank by Wyandot Behavioral Health Network. She was just moving into her first apartment with the help of Lexi, her advocate. However, this wasn’t Linda’s first time being involved with...

Veteran Comes Home

If you’ve been to Flourish lately, you may have noticed a desk and computer by the front door. This is our new survey station, where we ask guests to answer a few questions about their experience. This month, we received some heartfelt words of encouragement from an...

Meet Terry

Congratulations, Terry! Last week, our partners at the Veterans Community Project helped Terry move into a new home and get fully set up with a bed, furniture, home goods and more!   Check out this wonderful highlight post from VCP:  Did you know that...

Meet Nick

A special shoutout from our partners at Hillcrest Transitional Housing: Being visually impaired hasn't stopped Nick from his journey to transitioning into adulthood. This young man successfully completed Hillcrest Youth Program with a large savings to support his...

Meet Joseph

Meet Joseph, a veteran who recently found a new place to call home thanks to the support of our partners at the Veteran's Administration! At Flourish Furniture Bank, we had the honor of assisting Joseph in selecting furnishings for his new space. From a cozy bed to...

Meet Diana

Last week, we were visited by Diana, a guest from our partner Misión Alcance! Misión Alcance   Diana was moving into a new home with her two children, and we made sure she had everything she needed to furnish the space. This adorable stuffed puppy also went home...

Journey to New Life

Flourish Furniture Bank and Journey to New Life are two organizations that understand the deep importance of home and belonging. Through this partnership, Flourish has been able to help Ricky, Kevin, and Lamar on their road to stability as they face a future that may have seemed impossible just a short time ago.

September Client Spotlight

Rachel is our client spotlight this month! Thank you to Ruth Higginbotham for making sure she got all the home essentials and this great picture. She was a "happy camper", as Ruth called her, with her full moving truck. We are so excited to watch Rachel FLOURISH!

August’s Flourishing Client

Slyvester standing next to his new goods from Flourish Furnishings Sylvester is our client spotlight this month! Thank you to Ruth Higginbotham for making sure that this man got exactly what he needed to start his new life. Sylvester is a veteran and was so excited to...