A Message from FSW’s President & CEO, Polly Kerrigan

Polly Kerrigan, President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester

I am truly humbled by the resilient spirit of our community, our clients, and our staff. This has been yet another extraordinary year in which we all endured an ongoing pandemic and its unprecedented effects. Yet, flexibility and resilience ensued and a commitment to “get the job done” prevailed. It is a privilege to stand here at the helm of Family Services of Westchester, an organization which has stood the test of time and has been serving our amazing Westchester Community since 1954.

Through the years, our dedicated and committed staff have evolved to meet the needs of those most vulnerable and never has this been so accurate than this year. Our staff persevered through this new phase and quickly recognized the need to creatively modify our services while remaining committed to our mission. Nonetheless, we could not have accomplished so much without the support of our donors, board members, and volunteers.  Their enthusiasm for our mission did not falter and I witnessed unparalleled dedication and creativity in reconfiguring program and service delivery models. Our supporters are at the core of our success, and I am so grateful for the support of this wonderful community.

As President and CEO, my aspiration for the organization is that we continue to innovate and collaborate. We have all experienced how strong we are together, and it is my dream that we continue working together to fill the gaps and urgent needs in Westchester.  Mental health is a growing concern for both the young and the old of our Westchester community; food insecurity has grown to a heartbreaking level and our elderly and families are experiencing great stress.  We must continue to stand together so that we may reach our full potential to create opportunity, achieve equity, and enhance the well-being of youth, adults, families, elderly, veterans and our entire community.

Thank you for your support and please feel free to contact me at pkerrigan@fsw.org to share your thoughts and ideas as we continue making a difference in our community.

Regards,

Regards,

 

 

Polly Kerrigan
President and CEO