Make a Year-End Gift Today

2020 — the year that was. The year we learned that none are immune to the ravages of a global pandemic and that we all have a role in the quest for social justice. FSW is quite often the first place people turn to in a crisis. We are a beacon of hope to vulnerable…[More]

Adopt a Family for the Holidays

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. Our Adopt a Family drive provides families in need with the holiday…[More]

Thanksgiving-in-a-Box Food Drive – Goal Reached!

In its 15th year, the annual Thanksgiving-in-a-Box food drive has reached its goal of providing a Thanksgiving meal to 1,000 Westchester families. Especially this year, many of our clients have been negatively effected by the pandemic and struggle to put food on the table. The Thanksgiving food drive has been coordinated by a dedicated group…[More]

Assistance Available for Victims of Crimes in Mount Vernon

If you have expenses because you or a family member were a victim of crime, our Mount Vernon SNUG program can help you apply to the New York State Office of Victim Services for financial assistance. The agency may be able to pay for: Medical and counseling bills Personal property essential to someone’s health, welfare…[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]

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]