Archives for January 2012

My Second Home Intern Raises Money and Brings Creativity and Technology to Benefit Older Adults

1/15/12                 When Christy Ruvituso, a Westchester mother of three teen-aged girls, decided to get a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, little did she know that she would soon be implementing innovative programming at My Second Home, FSW’s intergenerational adult day program.  My Second Home shares an innovative facility with Mount Kisco…[More]

New Launching Pad Program Supports Adolescents Aging Out of Foster Care, Group Residences

1/10/12                 Seventeen-year-old “Anna” was acting out, stealing and skipping school when she was placed in a girls’ group home. When she turned 18 and was released from the home, she was referred to After Care, one of three components of an important new FSW initiative called Launching Pad, designed to provide support to older…[More]

Eagle Scout Collects 200 Toys for Head Start, His “Preschool Alma Mater”

1/5/12  Eagle Scout Jeffrey Bosmediano knows the meaning of “giving back” to his community. For his service project for Troop 73, he chose to conduct a Holiday Toy Drive for the children in FSW’s Head Start, a program he himself enjoyed as a pre-schooler. “I still remember some of my teachers from Head Start and…[More]

BBBS of FSW Luncheon Draws 150 Attendees

11/30/11                   RYE  — Approximately 150 people attended a recent lecture and luncheon at the Coveleigh Club hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester.  Author Lucia Greenhouse read from her book, “fathermothergod: My Journey out of Christian Science” at the luncheon. Greenhouse talked about the challenges of growing up in…[More]

Pelham Churches and Synagogue Create 300 Thanksgiving Boxes for Family Services of Westchester Clients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/28/11 Pelham Churches and Synagogue Create 300 Thanksgiving Boxes for Family Services of Westchester Clients                 PELHAM – Members of three churches and one synagogue in this town have banded together to collect food and create 300 Thanksgiving Boxes for needy families working with Family Services of Westchester.  Members of Huguenot Memorial…[More]

Swiss Re Donates 314 Thanksgiving Boxes to Family Services of Westchester Clients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/28/11 Swiss Re Donates 314 Thanksgiving Boxes to Family Services of Westchester  Clients                 ARMONK – For the sixth year in a row, employees at Swiss Re, a global reinsurer with headquarters for the Americas in Armonk, worked together to create hundreds of Thanksgiving Boxes for needy families served by Family Services…[More]

RideConnect Needs Volunteer Drivers to Transport Older Adults

10/30/11 RideConnect, FSW’s new transportation referral program, is looking for volunteers (over 55 years of age) to provide rides to older adults in Northern Westchester.  Older residents  living in Mount Kisco, Katonah,  Lewisboro, North Salem, North Castle, Pound Ridge and Somers will receive these rides, which can take them outside this immediate service area. These…[More]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Author Lecture and Luncheon in Rye

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/18/11 Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Author Lecture and Luncheon in Rye; Greenhouse Speaks about the Conflicts of Growing Up in a Christian Science Home   RYE, NY — On November 17, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester (BBBS) will host a luncheon and interview with Lucia Greenhouse, author of…[More]

FSW Receives $544,000 Federal Health & Human Services Grant

10/15/11  FSW Receives $544, 000 Federal Health & Human Services Grant to Provide Effective Employment and Parenting Skills to Fathers Being Released from Prison  FSW’s Fathers Count Reduces Recidivism Rate in Westchester                   PORT CHESTER, NY – Family Services of Westchester is pleased to announce receipt of a $544,000 grant from the U.S. Department…[More]

Lanza Family Foundation Helps Fund Mentoring Programs

9/30/11 Thanks to the Lanza Family Foundation, 10 new elementary pupils will join the original ten youngsters in FSW’s highly successful and innovative mentoring program called “I Believe, I Achieve.” With an emphasis on parental involvement, this mentoring program stresses the need for younger students to maintain good grades, perform community service and read books…[More]