FSW Launches RideConnect, A Transportation Referral Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/27/11 Mount Kisco – Family Services of Westchester is pleased to announce the launch of a new transportation referral program called RideConnect. Staff members at RideConnect are dedicated to finding the fastest and most cost-effective transportation options to meet the needs of older adults, the disabled and home health professionals in Westchester…[More]

Education/Enrichment Fund Brightens Lives of Teens in FSW’s Residences

8/30/2011 In 1974, FSW established two Youth Residences, one for eight boys ages 13 to 21, the other for eight girls the same age. Life can be challenging for these adolescents, all of whom for emotional or safety reasons, could not remain in their own homes. Many arrive at the Youth Residences feeling angry and…[More]

Renovation, Enrichment Fund Brighten The Lives of Teens in FSW’s Girls’ Residence

8/29/2011 For the eight teens who live in FSW’s Girls’ Residence, life can be challenging at times. Many of these adolescents, ages 13 to 21, have been abused or abandoned and can arrive at the White Plains home feeling angry and distrustful. FSW’s caring staff and house parents work hard to provide the support and…[More]

FSW’s Sharing Shelf Launches Back-to-School Clothing Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/23/11 PORT CHESTER — The new school year and the cooler days of September are just around the corner. While many Westchester children and their families anticipate the change of season with new clothing in their closets, a growing number of children in Westchester County mist do without. To help address this…[More]

Funding Cuts Pose Challenge for Several FSW Programs

8/20/2011 The economic slump has prompted a spike in the number of Westchester residents and families who need counseling and assistance from social service agencies like Family Services of Westchester. But state and county funding for important programs, like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Youth Council leadership training for teens, are all experiencing budget cuts….[More]

Father/Son Team Host Second Fishing Outing for “Littles”

August 15, 2011 Approximately 50 Little Brothers and Sisters and their 50 mentors were lucky enough to board the Klondike IX in Glen Island Harbor in New Rochelle recently for the Second Annual Schwartz Fishing Trip hosted by Stephen and Todd Schwartz. Bluefish and rockfish were the catch of the day. In addition to the…[More]

At Family Services of Westchester, Summer Interns Get “Real Hands-On Work” Experience

July 28, 2011 PORT CHESTER – At a large non-profit like Family Services of Westchester, which runs more than 50 social service and mental health programs, interns are not spending their day at the copier or coffee machine. Instead, they are helping to plan events, recruit volunteers, create newsletters, run counseling groups and even help…[More]

FSW’s Sharing Shelf Program Launches Backpack Drive

July 24, 2011 NEW ROCHELLE – In recognition of how important it is for all children to start the school year with the tools they need to achieve success, The Sharing Shelf program run by Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is launching a new initiative called “Backpacks to School.” The goal of the drive is…[More]

More than 200 “Bigs” and “Littles” Enjoy Family Services of Westchester’s Summer Games

 July 11, 2011 Rye Country Day Hosts Big Brothers Big Sisters Seventh Annual Summer Games RYE – This year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Seventh Annual Summer Games, held once again atRyeCountryDay School, featured such fun activities as rock climbing, a dunk tank, relay races, soccer, jousting, henna tattoos and arts and crafts.  “I think all…[More]

Nutritionist Delivers Talk On “Living Longer, Living Better”

June 28, 2011 My Second Home Sponsors Luncheon Lecture on June 21 in Bedford BEDFORD, NY – Renee A. Simon, MS, CNS, a board certified and licensed clinical nutritionist, will talk about the Mind & Body Connection in her lecture “Conscious Aging: Living Longer, Living Better” at an upcoming luncheon scheduled for noon on Tuesday, June…[More]