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]

Virtual Activities Available for Seniors with Dementia and Their Caregivers

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.  Many of the participants are part of My Second Home, our dementia adult day care that has been closed since March 2020 to safeguard our vulnerable…[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]

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]