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Case workers

Since 1985 the DCH has been providing donated furniture and household goods to families referred by shelters, neighborhood centers and health and human services agencies.  Since its inception, the DCH has assisted more than 11,683 families and individuals with household items and over the past year we have assisted over 1500 individuals, thanks to your efforts.

These numbers are impressive, but through a recent review we found some gaps in providing your clients with a better service. Our goal is to serve your clients in a more comprehensive way.   We are hoping that our new system will allow us to serve your clients needs more effectively and efficiently and in some cases provide additional prevention and support services if there appears to be a need.

Download the DCH referral form.

The referral process for the Donations Clearinghouse is as follows:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Families or Individuals moving out of Emergency Shelter or Transitional Housing Programs
  • Families or Individuals fleeing Domestic Violence
  • Fire or Flood Victims
  • DCF Family Reunification Cases
  • Elders at Risk

We will have staff available to meet with your clients to determine their eligibility and provide them with an appointment for furniture if they meet the program criteria. Staff will be available:

  • Tuesdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm- 4:00pm
  • Thursdays, 9:00am-11:30am
  • Fridays, 9:00am-11:30am

No Monday walk-in hours

 

Please have your clients bring the following documentation with them during the above listed hours to determine eligibility and obtain a referral for the DCH:

 

  • Letter from social service agency (on their letterhead) confirming the need for furniture
  • Name of Case Manager, Agency and Phone Contact
  • Proof of Natural Disaster

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 508-752-5519 ext 105.

 


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