Two Former Educators Lead Volunteer Tutor Initiative for FSW Youth

Harriet Stein of New York City and Lynn Schmeidler of Dobbs Ferry shared the same concerns about the impact of COVID on education for vulnerable students. They knew that virtual schooling would expand the existing educational inequities in local schools. As a result, they created a remote tutoring initiative to serve FSW’s students in need….[More]

June 5 – Youth Action Training for High Schoolers

Calling all high schoolers! The Westchester County Youth Council is hosting a day of free, virtual youth-led advocacy-based workshops this Wednesday. Youth can choose from workshops with sessions including: * Public Health * Anti-Racism * Sustainable Architecture * Sexual Education * Identity *Civic Engagement * Social Disparities …and much more! Hosted by the Westchester County Youth…[More]

May 28 – Adult Open Mic Night: Experiences with COVID-19

We are hosting a virtual Open Mic event for adults to share their creative work around COVID-19. Share your songs, poems, stories or spoken word. Event is free. RSVP below for Zoom link. Friday, May 28 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM RSVP: Please call or email pmcgurgan@fsw.org or 914-708-6104 for more information or to RSVP.

234 Head Start Children to Receive Weekend Meals Through ACME Markets

May 13, 2021 – Family Services of Westchester (FSW) today announced it has been awarded a grant of $20,450 from Albertsons to provide hunger relief to families enrolled in their Head Start program in White Plains, NY.  FSW is committed to ensuring that children do not go hungry as a result of their economic status….[More]

April 24 – “Pop the Trunk” Clothing Donation Drive

Spring cleaning means its time for clothing donation! Drive by Gateway Plaza in Porchester, NY on April 24 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM and drop your clothing, footwear, linens and accessories, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW.  Thank you Tuckahoe-Eastchester and Rye City Lions Clubs!

Foster to Adoption Story: William and Tyrell

Diane Patrick has been surrounded by children her entire life.  She helped to raise her nieces and nephews and always watched children at her local church. “When you love kids,” Ms. Patrick said, “you want to be involved and help them in any way you can.” Hope, Healing and a Foster Home Ms. Patrick’s journey…[More]

Volunteer Tutors Needed for Westchester Children

We have a waiting list of local school-age children in need of virtual tutoring. These are children that are struggling with academics and do not have the luxury of hiring a tutor.  There is an achievement gap that leaves our at-risk students with many academic challenges. The pandemic is taking a toll on vulnerable students…[More]

Tuesdays: Music and Movement Zoom for Seniors

We are delivering no-cost virtual dementia services so that adults 50+ and their caregivers can feel less isolated.  The support includes social stimulation, engaging experiences, case management and teletherapy.  Many of the participants are part of My Second Home, our dementia adult day care that has been closed since March 2020 to safeguard our vulnerable…[More]

Make a Year-End Gift Today

2020 — the year that was. The year we learned that none are immune to the ravages of a global pandemic and that we all have a role in the quest for social justice. FSW is quite often the first place people turn to in a crisis. We are a beacon of hope to vulnerable…[More]

Nov 19 – Mount Vernon SNUG Thanksgiving Grab & Go Dinner

The Mount Vernon community is welcome to a no-cost Thanksgiving “Grab & Go” Dinner hosted by Mount Vernon SNUG of FSW in partnership with Senator Jamaal T. Bailey. Dinners will be first come, first served and while supplies last.  Mount Vernon SNUG is a street outreach program that aims to curb gun violence, save lives, connect…[More]