FSW Employee Receives Volunteer Center Award

June 28. 2011 Gerry Goldberg Named “Alumna of the Year” by The Volunteer Center of United Way’s  Leadership Westchester Program TARRYTOWN – The Volunteer Center of United Way has selected Larchmont resident Gerry Goldberg, Director of Volunteers & Development Outreach for Family Services of Westchester (FSW), as the “Alumna of the Year” for its Leadership…[More]

Mariano Rivera, Reggie Jackson and Dave Winfield Help Raise Money For Renovation of Family Services of Westchester’s Girls’ Residence

May 9, 2011 Brandon Steiner Spearheads $275,000 Renovation of Evelyn Sachs Steiner Home for Girls NEW ROCHELLE, NY – An enthusiastic crowd of 300 people packed the new Clubhouse Grill, formerly Mo’s Steakhouse, in New Rochelle recently to mix and mingle with 17 of the country’s most celebrated sports legends, including Yankee greats Mariano Rivera,…[More]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Offers Free Home Pickup of Clothing, Furniture

April 28, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – Family Services of Westchester announced that it was restarting free home pickup of clothing, housewares, small appliances, furniture and toys through its Big Brothers Big Sisters program. From Pelham to Peekskill, Bronxville to Buchanan, the Big Brothers Big Sisters trucks will travel throughout the county for scheduled pickups in…[More]

Family Services of Westchester and Livable Communities Host Health and Wellness Symposium in Mount Vernon on HIV/AIDS

April 7, 2011 Neighborhood Support Emphasized at April 19 Event at Methodist Church  MOUNT VERNON, NY – With a population of 1.35 million and nearly 5, 000 living with HIV/AIDS (including 759 in prison), the Lower Hudson Valley Region has the highest prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS cases in the state outside of  New York City.   The…[More]

FSW Adds Furtick, Paredes to Board of Directors

April 5, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – Susan Wayne, President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester, announced that Marlene Furtick, CSW, and Perla Paredes were elected to the agency’s Board of Directors recently. Furtick served as the Executive Director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau from 2001 until August 2010. Prior to that, she…[More]

Second FSWorks Site Opens in Port Chester in Collaboration with AARP

March 25, 2011 Tech Center also Offers Computer, ESL Classes PORT CHESTER, NY – The Westchester Community Foundation provided a $20,000 grant to FSW to open a second FSWorks site in the Lucille and Harry E. Jerome Family Technology Learning Center in Port Chester. FSWorks is the agency’s successful job skills assessment, job-matching and training…[More]

STAR Gala 2011 Celebrates Champions of Adoption

March 18, 2011 FSW’s major fundraiser of the year, the STAR Gala, is fast approaching. With a theme of Nurturing Health Families, this year’s dinner, scheduled for May 17 from 6:30 to 11:30 pm at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, will celebrate FSW’s Champions of Adoption. FSW’s Adoption program has been placing children…[More]

250 Teens Hear Advice on Setting Priorities at Youth Action Convention

March 18, 2011 PR Pro Terrie Williams Told Teens to Create Realistic Goals and Ask for Help PLEASANTVILLE, NY – Set realistic goals, avoid striving to be “Superman” or “Superwoman,” and ask for help, PR pro Terrie Williams told approximately 250 teens who attended the recent Youth Action Convention at Pace University. Sponsored by Family…[More]

Youth Action Convention Encourages Teens to Set Priorities, Be Their Best Selves

March 2, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – Once again, hundreds of teens from across Westchester will meet at Pace University in Pleasantville to participate in the Youth Action Convention, which is sponsored by FSW’s Westchester County Youth Councils, The BRIDGE Foundation, Con Edison, The Elias Foundation, New York Life and PACE University. This year’s event…[More]

Lou Del Bianco’s Children Concert to Benefit The Sharing Shelf

February 28, 2011 PORT CHESTER, NY – Well-known children’s entertainer Lou Del Bianco will be performing a Benefit Concert for The Sharing Shelf on March 27 from 1-2:30pm at Temple Israel in New Rochelle. The Sharing Shelf, which distributes gently used quality clothing to needy children throughout Westchester, has moved into a new location at…[More]