Center for All Ages Campaign Reaches $1,000,000 Target!

Thanks to the enthusiastic response of our wonderful donors, FSW proudly announces that we have reached, and in fact, exceeded our $1,000,000 challenge target four months ahead of the June 30th deadline.  Having met the Lanza Family Foundation’s generous $1,000,000 challenge, we are now in contract on a building in White Plains which will house…[More]

Mothers of Bedford Screening and Panel Discussion, May 8th

Westchester County Children’s Coordinated Services Committee Integrated Services Planning 0-6 Subcommittee will present a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Mothers of Bedford, a deeply moving account of moms in prison.  A panel discussion, including FSW’s Janet Donat, EMERGE Program Director, will follow the screening.   Wednesday May 8th 9:00am – Noon Westchester Institute for…[More]

Help Needed for Spring “Girl-Topia” April 28

Last November,   New Rochelle Girl Scout Caroline Stoerger and Deborah Blatt, volunteer Director and founder of FSW’s Sharing Shelf program, created the first “Girl-Topia,” a one-day clothing boutique in Port Chester with free, fashionable clothes for 75 disadvantaged teenaged girls. On April 28th, a second Sharing Shelf Girl-Topia will take place in Mount Vernon…[More]

Pre-Party Celebration for the 2013 STAR Gala–April 10th at Neiman Marcus was great success!

                  FSW is honoring dedicated volunteer Leslie Chang at this year’s STAR Gala on April 25th at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. Not surprisingly, when it came time to arrange an exciting Pre-Party Kickoff Celebration for the event, Leslie volunteered to handle this task…[More]

Join the Veterans Civilian Dialogue April 5, 2013

Moral Injury: The Effects of War A Veteran-Civilian Dialogue Partnering with www.IntersectionsInternational.org Friday, April 5th, 6:00PM – 9:00PM Location: New Rochelle Public Library 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10810 RSVP@IntersectionsInternational.org The violence of combat not only affects those on the front lines, but those at home as well. Veterans and civilians alike suffer from…[More]

Tickets Now Available for Star Gala April 25, 2013

Tickets are now available for our Star Gala on April 25.  For more information, click here. Star Gala Invitation FSW’s STAR Gala Honors Three Loyal Supporters; ABC’s Bob Woodruff Serves as Emcee Without assistance from volunteers and corporate and foundation donors, Family Services of Westchester would not be able to offer its 50 mental health…[More]

Tarry Market Event Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mentors Needed for 76 Children on Wait List Port Chester, NY— Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester dined on specialty foods and celebrated the program recently at Tarry Market on Main Street in Port Chester. FSW established a local chapter of the highly regarded national mentoring program in 1958 and…[More]

March 1st Comedy Night to Benefit FSW

Join Simon Cadel at “Laugh Til It Helps,” a night of comedy to benefit Family Services of Westchester at the Digital Arts Experience in White Plains on March 1, 2013.  Simon has organized this event for his Bar Mitzvah Project.  To purchase tickets go to http://laughtilithelps.eventbrite.com. Laugh ’til it Helps features young, talented comedians from…[More]

Sharing Shelf accepting donations for Operation Prom

The Sharing Shelf of FSW is accepting donations for Operation Prom from February 15 through March 15, 2013. Operation Prom provides prom dresses and tuxedos to teen boys and girls from financially struggling families in Westchester County, allowing these teens to attend prom with their peers.   Check your closets for your daughter’s prom dresses and those bridesmaid…[More]

250 “Littles” and Their Families Attend BBBS Holiday Party

Marsha Tom sure knows how to throw a party! The Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester (BBBS of FSW) recruited staff members and friends to decorate every wall of the cavernous Senior Citizens Center Armory on Fifth Avenue with blown-up Charlie Brown characters and holiday figures. Marsha had a songbook…[More]