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]

Junior Board Recruiting Now

Are you a Westchester young professional or volunteer looking to network with other business professionals and community-minded neighbors? Junior Board Recruiting Event FSW Center for All Ages, 106 North Broadway in White Plains November 17 at 7pm The Junior Board of FSW wants to add a few good women and men to join their mission…[More]

Donate Used Laptops and Tablets for Westchester Students

Laptops and tablets needed! Not all Westchester schools have the resources to provide laptops and tablets for all students. Many low income families in our programs need for technology to support virtual learning this fall. Many of the 20,000 children in FSW programs are already struggling with the effects of extreme adversity including poverty, coping…[More]

Make Cards and Art for Neighbors with COVID

  We are collecting homemade art and cards for those who have tested positive with COVID and are in quarantine. These clients are receiving supportive services like meals, wellness checks and PPEs, and we would love to include your thoughtful cards in their care packages! Cards, artwork and letters can be mailed to: Family Services…[More]

Give Now to the Immediate Response Impact Fund

To respond to critical needs, we have launched the Immediate Response Impact Fund. Generous funders have already contributed $200,000 to the Impact Fund, and you can help us meet our goal of $500,000 by donating now. FSW is quite often the first place people turn to in a crisis.  We are a beacon of hope…[More]

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]