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]

High School Swim Champ Discovers Volunteering – and Joy – Amid the Pandemic

Theresa Milio is not your typical 17-year-old. Not by a long shot. For the last four years, the high school senior would head out around 5AM for an hour-long commute for swim training with the New York Sharks Aquatics. An hour back when done for a day of school would follow, then on many days…[More]

Call for Art and Cards for Seniors

Help Family Services of Westchester support its most vulnerable neighbors by brightening the day of seniors and those experiencing social isolation during the COVID-19 quarantine. Art and cards will alleviate some feelings of isolation and let people know they are not alone. Artwork, cards, and letters can be mailed to: Family Services of Westchester Attn: Monique…[More]

Calling Seniors in Need of Grocery and Medication Delivery

FSW’s RideConnect program is ready to serve Westchester and southern Putnam County older adults 60+ who need shopping and doorstep delivery of groceries. RideConnect’s core mission is to provide transportation resources for older adults 60+, and it is mobilizing quickly to meet the new demand for delivery services to seniors. We recruited more than 350…[More]

COVID-19 Update, March 17

Family Services of Westchester’s top priority is the health, wellness, and safety of our clients and staff. In the face of this unprecedented situation, we remain committed to our mission of providing mental health and social services that strengthen and support families at all stages of the life cycle. We would like to update our…[More]

Shop & Drop: Recruiting Volunteers To Do Grocery and Medication Delivery for Seniors

FSW’s RideConnect program is recruiting volunteers to do shopping and delivery of groceries and medication for seniors. RideConnect’s core mission is to provide transportation resources for older adults 60+, and it is mobilizing quickly to meet the new demand for delivery services to seniors. Their vast database of seniors in Westchester and Southern Putnam Counties…[More]

COVID-19 Update, Mobilizing to Help

Serving 30,000 people a year with counseling, education and support during a crisis, FSW is one of the pillars of health in this Westchester community. Here are some of the ways we have mobilized to help during the COVID-19 outbreak: Our mental health clinicians conducted a record-breaking 1,000 therapy sessions this week via telephone and video, an…[More]

Volunteer Drivers Enable Angelina to Continue Community Work in Yonkers

Without FSW’s RideConnect transportation for seniors, Angelina would be paying hundreds of dollars for her weekly bus trips, or worse, $1,500 a year in taxi fees for her weekly church mission trips. With those savings, she now chooses to help others through her church.   As she stood at the bus stop one sunny May…[More]