Press Releases

Summer is often the worst time for families facing food insecurity.   The impact of hunger for many Westchester County families is felt most during the summer months when school is out and children no longer receive free meals.   This is when organizations like Family Services of Westchester (FSW), which has the largest Head Start program[...]
Family Services of Westchester (FSW) has received a grant that will encourage engagement and collaboration among youth from two distinct programs within its department of Youth Services – FSW Youth Council and FSW Youth Forum – that focus on very different missions.  FSW, which provides a broad range of innovative social and mental health services[...]
RideConnect provides free volunteer transportation, as well as a free eleven-seat bus service to help those 60+ with their transportation needs. The Field Hall Foundation awarded FSW a $5,000 grant to help alleviate emergencies when volunteers weren’t available, and a shared ride service or taxi is needed.
Throughout a week in December 2023, over 100 donors stopped by the Center for All Ages in White Plains to drop off an impressive number of gifts for 270 families, as part of Family Services of Westchester’s Adopt a Family program. Twenty-four volunteers helped unload donors’ cars and fill case manager’s vehicles with beautifully wrapped[...]
Gap stores gave the gift of warmth to our Port Chester Head Start children! Paul Lira with Gap stopped by the Head Start Center to personally deliver the bags filled with jackets, sweaters, hats, mittens, socks, and booties to Sheilly Aguilar, Family Advocate at the Head Start Center. THANK YOU to Paul and his colleagues!
     For the second consecutive year, Target in Port Chester provided gift cards for two low-income families from Port Chester and served by Family Services of Westchester, to  fulfill their holiday wish lists. Staff from Family Services of Westchester shopped with the Target staff in gathering the requested items that the family specified. Coats,[...]
Join the FSW Junior Board in their support of early childhood programs by participating in their Holiday Toy Drive. Visit this link to access the teachers’ wish list by clicking here. Items will be shipped directly to the centers. We appreciate your support and wish you Happy Holidays!
Join us for a day filled with inspiration, education, and empowerment at the Annual Youth Action Training, hosted by FSW’s Westchester County Youth Council on Saturday, December 2. This year, we’re excited to bring you an array of engaging and insightful workshops, all created and facilitated by the dedicated members of the Youth Council. The[...]
ACME Markets/Albertsons Foundation Nourishing Neighbors donated $5,000 to support breakfast food for our Early Childhood Education Program (Head Start). Acme also provided $10,000 in ACME supermarket gift cards to be provided to Head Start families.  
Thank you to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation for a $15,000 grant to support providing bags of healthy food items to the children of our early childhood education program, all of whom live below the poverty threshold.