Our referral partners are an integral part of our Fresh Start Furniture Program. They help us to determine a clients need for our services and to ensure that our inventory goes to those families with the greatest urgency in Harford County. Please visit our HOW TO APPLY page to learn about program qualifications and to access services for your clients.
- What is an FiFM Community Referral Partner? A FiFM Community Referral Partner is a Harford County agency, nonprofit, service organization or church that serves families and individuals in need who are just getting started or starting over.
- Why become a Community Referral Partner? In an effort to meet growing demands and to qualify those truly in need, we will be transitioning our Fresh Start Furniture Program to an income-based program in November, 2019. Individual clients and families presenting a need will be required to provide proof of residency and income prior to receiving items.
- How does it work? Referring your clients is easy!
- Qualify their need in just three quick questions
- Submit an online referral application.
- Review program expectations so clients are fully prepared on the day of their appointment.
- How do I become a FiFM Community Referral Partner? Download a pdf copy of our Community Partner MOU and submit the completed form along with your logo (.jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf) to Alicia Hamilton at alicia@foundinfaithMD.org. At that time, you will receive an “agency code” for the online referral form and brief referral instructions to be dispersed to agency staff.
- What if I have questions? No problem! Please contact Alicia Hamilton at alicia@foundinfaithMD.org or by calling 443-519-2464 ext. 8 for more info.
We do our best to serve your clients as completely and expediently as possible! To see a list of the items we are able to offer, please click here. Please note that we encourage pick-up of items if at all possible for the fastest service!
It is important to share with clients that all of our items are donated (meaning used previously in some way) and only meant to serve them temporarily until they can afford new furniture. While our inventory is acceptable according to the IRS’s definition of good or better condition, we have found that condition is subjective to some clients. We want to serve every person to the best of our ability and also to avoid the discarding of items that others may greatly appreciate. If you have a client that has very specific needs or expectations, please call and speak directly to our Program Director Evelyn McSorley at 443-519-2464 and she will be happy to discuss what we have available.