October 18 – Adoption Orientation

Our Westchester County adoption experts have been helping individuals and couples build their dream families through adoption for over 65 years, and we would consider it a privilege to help you. To learn more about FSW Adoption and Children’s Services, click here. Our free monthly Adoption Orientations will provide more information. We require that all…[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. Virtual Dementia Support for Seniors The online groups meet about 4-6 times per week via Zoom and include music, trivia, crafts, crosswords and other topics of…[More]

Donate to Backpack Program and Promote Educational Equity This Fall

Family Services of Westchester is pleased to partner with The Sharing Shelf on the launch of its 12th annual Backpacks to School program to provide new backpacks and new school supplies to low-income children and teens in Westchester County. More than 5,000 children in FSW programs have benefited from this initiative over the past decade,…[More]

Support Groups For Coping with COVID, Anxiety, Loss and Stress

FSW is a proud provider agency of NY Project Hope, New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program. FSW is offering individuals and families FREE, confidential, and anonymous emotional support. There are weekly virtual support groups for youth and adults including: Parental Burnout During the Pandemic Parenting Stress During the Pandemic- Bilingual (Spanish/English) Quarantine Support-Emotional Wellbeing Support…[More]

Thanksgiving-in-a-Box Drive Serves Hundreds

In its 16th year, the annual Thanksgiving-in-a-Box food drive was a success! Thank you to all who participated. *** The drive has a goal of providing a Thanksgiving meal to 1,000 Westchester families. Many of our clients have been negatively effected by the pandemic and struggle to put food on the table. As you make…[More]

FSW Youth Celebrate “Non-Profit of the Night” with NY Liberty

It was the night of a lifetime for our youth and families at the New York Liberty game when FSW was honored with “Non-Profit of the Night.” They witnessed some of their first professional athletes, developed new friendships and strengthened family bonds.   The youth and families that attended the game rely on our services…[More]

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]

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]

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]