The Green Chair Project (TGCP) is a furnishings assistance program that provides a mechanism for making quality furnishing donations from the public available to people who are transitioning to sustainable housing after homelessness, disaster, or crisis. TGCP accepts referrals from its Project Partners, who qualify and refer eligible participants.
TGCP’s Partners must be Wake County non-profit organizations with case managers/agency liaisons, who provide programs that address underlying causes of the participant’s current situation, promote self-sufficiency and offer participant support after independent housing is secured. Additional referring partners can be qualified social workers/pastoral or congregational care, who can also verify needs and vouch for the client’s ability to sustain their home.
Agencies interested in becoming a Project Partner agree to Project Partner responsibilities and submit an application for TGCP approval. The case managers/liaisons of our Selected Partners will be trained to identify and refer eligible participants. Once a referring partner is approved, an annual renewal will be sent to the Executive Director, or appropriate contact.
After becoming an approved Project Partner, the referring agency’s liaisons/referring case managers will then attend a brief orientation which will include policies and procedures for referrals to the TGCP. Once trained, the agency liaison/case manager will be able to submit a referral for their client.
Once the referral has been submitted, the referring agency will have access to our virtual showroom. This will allow our partners to shop with their clients to select a furniture package to suit the clients’ needs. During this process, clients should have the ability to choose their own furniture package. The referring agency can determine what avenue is needed to ensure the client has access (i.e., share shopping link, FaceTime, text photos, etc.)
Delivery: Once an order is made, The Green Chair Project team will process the order and delivery will be made 2 days later. A $75 moving fee will be required for all moves outside of Wake County. If you are a partnering agency working with a client outside of Wake County, please inquire in advance by contacting our Program team, [email protected]
NOTE: Our Logistics Team will provide a final delivery date upon speaking to the client. The deliveries will be scheduled during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Hours may be subject to change as needed.
Most of the costs of receiving, processing, repairing, storing and ultimately placing the furnishings with the targeted recipients are subsidized by supporters of TGCP, so the participant pays only a nominal furnishing fee, based on the amount of furnishings required to equip their home. An agency or its donors may choose to sponsor a referred recipient if the recipient is unable to pay. Also, our partnering agencies may shop for furnishings for their Group Homes, Agency Spaces or Transitional Housing by contacting our Director of Program.