In order to ensure that Furniture Sharehouse serves those who are most in need, we partner with Westchester social service agencies to refer clients to us. Only clients who have been referred to us by Member Agencies are eligible to come to our warehouse to select furniture, ensuring that furniture is distributed directly to needy families and individuals. Our current member agencies are listed below:
Andrus Children’s Center
Cancer Support Team
Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill
Child Care Council of Westchester
Choice of New Rochelle
Community Housing Innovations, Inc.
Community Resource Center
Family Services of Westchester
Family Service Society of Yonkers
Foster Teen Employment Network, Inc.
Hearts and Homes for Refugees
Hearts To Homes Furnishings
Hope’s Door (formerly Northern Westchester Shelter)
IFCA Housing Network
Human Development Services of Westchester, Inc
Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc.
Lifting Up Westchester (formerly Grace Community Church)
Lower West Side Household Services
Mental Health Association
Mt. Vernon United Tenants, Inc.
Neighbors For Refugees
Rivertowns For Refugees
My Sister’s Place
Search for Change
St. Vincents Hospital Westchester
The Children’s Village
The Guidance Center
The Institute of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD)
The Thomas Slater Center
United Community Center of Westchester, Inc.
Washingtonville Housing Alliance
WestCOP (Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.) Services
Westchester Cares Action Program
Westchester County Dept. of Community Mental Health
Westchester County Dept. of Social Services
Westchester Independent Living Center
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Westchester Jewish Community Services
Westchester Residential Opportunities
Yonkers Office for the Aging
Membership in Furniture Sharehouse is open to agencies that serve clients who are living without and cannot afford the most basic home furnishings, including:
Member Agencies are responsible for verifying the clients’ need status through an in-home visit or other reliable method – to help us ensure that our furniture finds a new home with those who need it the most.
Member Agencies must provide proof of qualified tax-exempt status under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Please note that to apply for membership, your agency must be based in Westchester County, and the clients to be served must reside in Westchester County.
In order to refer clients to select furniture, your organization must be a Member Agency (see list above). To become a Member Agency, please go to How To Become a Member Agency (above).
In order to make an appointment for a Member Agency client, Case Managers should first read our Client Referral Guidelines carefully. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PROCEDURES HAVE CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY DUE TO COVID AND HURRICANE IDA. We want to ensure that all referring Case Managers and their clients understand the CURRENT referral process, selection process and delivery process. In-person appointments are currently suspended due to Covid, and due to the overwhelming demand for furniture from the thousands of people who lost all their belongings to Hurricane Ida, we are offering phone consultation only for furniture selection, with no photos. We know this is not ideal, but we have had to modify our procedures in order to handle the volume of furniture requests we are receiving due to Hurricane Ida.
Appointments can only be made after you or someone at your agency has conducted a home visit to verify the need for furniture. After verifying client’s specific furniture needs, complete the Client Referral Form on behalf of or in consultation with your client. After you have completed the Client Referral Form, follow the instructions in the Client Referral Guidelines to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org