A Message from our President & CEO, Susan B. Wayne

Welcome to our Website!

When you think of the most basic human needs, what comes immediately to mind?

Food, water and shelter are usually the first things people think of when asked that question. While those elements are essential to survival, we here at Family Services of Westchester (FSW) help people to do more than survive – we give them what they need to THRIVE.

As President and CEO of FSW since 2008, I have been privileged to lead the daily operation of this multi-faceted human care agency. I have watched it evolve from its humble beginnings—with one social worker and an annual budget of $20,000—to its current status as a dynamic community resource with a budget of more than $23 million and a staff of 450 highly qualified professionals.

As one of Westchester’s longest-serving not-for-profit agencies, FSW has served Westchester County and its communities for more than six decades, offering vital and innovative human services that meet a full spectrum of needs in the diverse communities we serve. Our programs address every stage of the life cycle, providing a range of vital services from early intervention for children and mentoring for teens to social support for the elderly.

Emotional, mental, and physical wellness and safety are at the core of the work we do every day. FSW’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program provides mentors to help youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. Our Family Mental Health Clinics, located in key cities through Westchester, help families resolve conflict and improve communication, while our Adoption and Therapeutic Foster Care Programs help provide a safe, stable environment so children can succeed. Older adults and their families struggling with the effects of aging receive vital care and respite through our award-winning My Second Home adult day services program. FSW’s Veterans Outreach and Vet2Vet programs offer support and guidance to help veterans make a successful transition home.

At FSW, it is our mission to provide the people we serve with a safe space–mentally, emotionally and physically – so they can become the best versions of themselves. We help people to do more than survive – we help them THRIVE.

Thank you for visiting us. We are here to help make a difference, right at home.


Susan B. Wayne