For Health Professionals – Refer a Family

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As our partner in helping families, health professionals are key to identifying families who may be eligible for Friends of Karen assistance. Here’s our process:

  1. A hospital social worker usually makes the initial referral of a family to ensure that they meet our guidelines. To refer a family, please call (914) 617-4057.
  2. After the initial referral is made, the family must contact us directly to schedule an intake assessment, which is done by phone. The family should call (914) 617-4057 to schedule an intake assessment in English or (914) 617-4045 to schedule an intake assessment in Spanish.
  3. Following the assessment, we send an application to the family, which must be completed and returned before Friends of Karen can provide any services. Once we’ve received the completed application, a member of our social work team will contact the family.