160 Families “Adopted” for the Holidays

Thank you to all who participated by “adopting” a family in 2021! FSW’s annual Adopt a Family gift drive makes the holidays brighter for Westchester families who are unable to buy essentials and gifts this holiday season. The holidays can be an extremely difficult time of year for families and children who have been struggling….[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]

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]

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]

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]