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Are You In Need Of Furniture?

Furniture Sharehouse provides free furniture to individuals and families in need by referral from our Member Agencies listed below. If you are in need of furniture, please contact your social worker or case manager and ask them to help you connect with one of these agencies.

CURRENT MEMBER AGENCIES +

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
ARC Westchester
Beholdshae Inc.
Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill
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)
Human Development Services of Westchester, Inc
Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc.
Lifting Up Westchester (formerly Grace Community Church)
Mental Health Association
Mt. Vernon United Tenants, Inc.
My Sister’s Place
Search for Change
Shepherd’s Flock
St. Vincents Hospital Westchester
The Children’s Village
The Guidance Center
The Institute of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD)
United Community Center of Westchester, Inc.
Washingtonville Housing Alliance
WestCOP (Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.) Services
Westhab Inc.
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

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER AGENCY +

Membership in Furniture Sharehouse is open to agencies that serve clients who are living without and cannot afford the most basic home furnishings, including:

  • Those moving out of homeless shelters into transitional or permanent housing
  • Those escaping domestic violence
  • Working families struggling to stay ahead
  • Young adults leaving foster care
  • Refugee families
  • Veterans
  • Those recovering from personal or natural catastrophes

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.

If your agency would like to become a Member Agency, please download our Member Agency Guidelines and Application and follow the instructions.

Member Agency Guidelines
Member Agency Application

 

 

HOW TO REFER A CLIENT +

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. We want to ensure that all referring Case Managers and their clients understand exactly what fees and documentation to bring to an appointment, and what to expect and what not to expect. We do not want you and your clients coming to our warehouse with unrealistic expectations and leaving unhappy.

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 3-page 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 office@furnituresharehouse.org.

View Client Referral Guidelines
View Client Referral Form