Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Addressed through Newly Launched Westchester Program

FSW Announces First Initiative of Its Kind in County  July 22, 2020, Purchase, NY – Family Services of Westchester (FSW) today announced the launch of their Pandemic Supportive Services Program (PSSP), an initiative that supports clients and families who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at a higher risk for health and economic challenges. For…[More]

Family Services of Westchester Receives Grant to Invest in Teletherapy Technology

Westchester Community Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant in Response to COVID-19 July 7, 2020 – Family Services of Westchester (FSW) has received a four month grant of $20,000 to be used for technology to provide mental and behavioral health services via telemedicine. This grant was made possible by the Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund of the Westchester…[More]

COVID-19 Support for Positive and Recovering Individuals

Family Services of Westchester’s Pandemic Supportive Services Program offers Westchester residents support and resources to cope, recover and find their strength after testing positive for COVID-19. Eligibility: If you have tested positive for COVID-19* and have supportive documentation that states you must quarantine in your home, please reach out to us for support and assistance….[More]

Local Couple Both Gives and Receives During Pandemic

“Now more than ever we must help others who need us” Putnam County couple both gives and receives during pandemic He’s a train enthusiast, a historian, the author and editor of several railroad books, and a pie-eating champion. He’s also a major RideConnect of FSW fan. RideConnect’s core mission is to provide transportation resources for…[More]

October 6 – Star Gala

– POSTPONEMENT UPDATE BELOW – The COVID-19 outbreak compels Family Services of Westchester to reschedule our 2020 Star Gala to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. By lending your immediate support to the Gala with an early subscription, you will truly help to sustain our work now and in the future.  For further information, please email fsw@fsw.org…[More]

RideConnect’s Shop & Drop Spells Help and Friendship During Pandemic

Long-lasting connections well beyond COVID RideConnect Shop & Drop spells help + friendship It was a month into their RideConnect Shop & Drop volunteer engagement Ilene and Randy found a single bright pink peony left on the porch. It was sitting alongside payment for groceries they were delivering a senior who loves to garden. And…[More]

Teens Under FSW’s Care Thrive During Pandemic by Uplifting Others

We may be ordered to stay at home during this pandemic, but teens in FSW residential programs are unable to go home safely. During their time in our care, the teens have used this challenging time to engage in service projects to stay busy, learn life skills, reduce anxiety and uplift others. They practiced their culinary…[More]

Support FSW’s Essential Services for #GivingTuesdayNow

Right now our neighbors are in desperate need of counseling, education and support. Lending your immediate support for #GivingTuesdayNow helps us meet the high demand of our critical services in this time of crisis. Financial pressures and social isolation from COVID-19 make our at-risk neighbors even more vulnerable to depression, loneliness, self-harm and destructive behaviors….[More]

High School Swim Champ Discovers Volunteering – and Joy – Amid the Pandemic

Theresa Milio is not your typical 17-year-old. Not by a long shot. For the last four years, the high school senior would head out around 5AM for an hour-long commute for swim training with the New York Sharks Aquatics. An hour back when done for a day of school would follow, then on many days…[More]

Call for Art and Cards for Seniors

Help Family Services of Westchester support its most vulnerable neighbors by brightening the day of seniors and those experiencing social isolation during the COVID-19 quarantine. Art and cards will alleviate some feelings of isolation and let people know they are not alone. Artwork, cards, and letters can be mailed to: Family Services of Westchester Attn: Monique…[More]