Target’s Port Chester Store Grants Holiday Wishes for Two FSW Families

The wish lists for two Port Chester families were fulfilled thanks to a generous gift from Target’s Port Chester Location. With two $250 gift cards donated by Target, FSW was able to shop for necessities that will bring the families comfort and hope through holiday season.  To connect with families for this generous donation, Target […]

200 Families “Adopted” for the Holidays

Thank you to all the families who “adopted” a local family as part of our gift drive. 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 […]

Hundreds of Local Families Receive Thanksgiving Meals Thanks to Pelham Community

For some, the prospect of Thanksgiving brings joy, celebration and a renewed sense of gratitude.  For others, particularly those who are living with difficult economic circumstances and don’t have the financial means for a Thanksgiving meal, it is a time of profound worry.  Through community support, hundreds of our families throughout Westchester received everything they […]

Monthly Adoption Orientation

Our Westchester County adoption experts have been helping individuals and couples build their dream families through adoption for over 65 years, and we would consider it a privilege to help you. To learn more about FSW Adoption and Children’s Services, click here. Our free monthly Adoption Orientations will provide more information. We require that all […]

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Tuesdays: Music and Movement Zoom for Seniors

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. Virtual Dementia Support for Seniors The online groups meet about 4-6 times per week via Zoom and include music, trivia, crafts, crosswords and other topics of […]

Donate to Backpack Program and Promote Educational Equity This Fall

Family Services of Westchester is pleased to partner with The Sharing Shelf on the launch of its 12th annual Backpacks to School program to provide new backpacks and new school supplies to low-income children and teens in Westchester County. More than 5,000 children in FSW programs have benefited from this initiative over the past decade, […]

Support Groups For Coping with COVID, Anxiety, Loss and Stress

FSW is a proud provider agency of NY Project Hope, New York State’s COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program. FSW is offering individuals and families FREE, confidential, and anonymous emotional support. There are weekly virtual support groups for youth and adults including: Parental Burnout During the Pandemic Parenting Stress During the Pandemic- Bilingual (Spanish/English) Quarantine Support-Emotional Wellbeing Support […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]