Archives for October 2011

FSW Launches RideConnect, A Transportation Referral Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/27/11 Mount Kisco – Family Services of Westchester is pleased to announce the launch of a new transportation referral program called RideConnect. Staff members at RideConnect are dedicated to finding the fastest and most cost-effective transportation options to meet the needs of older adults, the disabled and home health professionals in Westchester…[More]

Renovation, Enrichment Fund Brighten The Lives of Teens in FSW’s Girls’ Residence

8/29/2011 For the eight teens who live in FSW’s Girls’ Residence, life can be challenging at times. Many of these adolescents, ages 13 to 21, have been abused or abandoned and can arrive at the White Plains home feeling angry and distrustful. FSW’s caring staff and house parents work hard to provide the support and…[More]

FSW’s Sharing Shelf Launches Back-to-School Clothing Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/23/11 PORT CHESTER — The new school year and the cooler days of September are just around the corner. While many Westchester children and their families anticipate the change of season with new clothing in their closets, a growing number of children in Westchester County mist do without. To help address this…[More]

Funding Cuts Pose Challenge for Several FSW Programs

8/20/2011 The economic slump has prompted a spike in the number of Westchester residents and families who need counseling and assistance from social service agencies like Family Services of Westchester. But state and county funding for important programs, like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Youth Council leadership training for teens, are all experiencing budget cuts….[More]

Father/Son Team Host Second Fishing Outing for “Littles”

August 15, 2011 Approximately 50 Little Brothers and Sisters and their 50 mentors were lucky enough to board the Klondike IX in Glen Island Harbor in New Rochelle recently for the Second Annual Schwartz Fishing Trip hosted by Stephen and Todd Schwartz. Bluefish and rockfish were the catch of the day. In addition to the…[More]