Miles of Smiles Matching Campaign for RideConnect

Really, who couldn’t use more smiles these days? Every single day, RideConnect’s hard working volunteers are out helping seniors in need in our community. They provide essential rides for critical medical appointments, like dialysis. They shop for and deliver groceries. And on every single trip, they bring miles of smiles to the seniors they impact….[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]

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]

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]

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]