Partnering with Nourishing Neighbors to fight hunger in our community
Imagine having to worry about when your next meal will be or not knowing what you can feed your children for dinner. Unfortunately, that is the reality many of our neighbors face every day. At Family Ties, we work to help find solutions for those in our community, including those facing food insecurity.
We’re excited to be the recipients of a $10,000 grant from Albertsons and Acme’s Foundation Nourishing Neighbors to help those in our community receive the benefits of existing federal meals programs such as SNAP, WIC, P-EBT, and free or reduced school nutrition programs.
With this grant we plan to connect the families we work with to federal meals programs so that they have enough to eat.
We can’t thank Albertsons and Acme’s Foundation enough for giving us this grant to help our neighbors.
Become a Member of Our Family
Have you faced life’s challenges, overcome them and want to give back to your community? Your experience has power. Share it and help others like you be heard, supported, and empowered.
We need people with strong, active voices. As Westchester’s only independent, family-run, peer support organization, we are dedicated to achieving equity and social change. We value your lived experience navigating service systems and your ability to advocate for yourself, family, and community.
- a creative, fun, nurturing, and supportive work environment,
- a generous benefits package,
- opportunities for personal and professional development.
Family Ties is an equal opportunity employer. We value linguistic, cultural, and racial diversity and strive to create a more equitable society for all.
Family Ties of Westchester joins YWCA White Plains on its annual campaign to #StandAgainstRacism. This year’s theme is Racism is a Public Health Crisis. Today, we are taking the pledge to take a stand. You can, too: https://ywcawpcw.org/events/stand-against-racism
We hope you can join us!
A huge thank you to all who participated! To all of our staff and families, your stories are so important and your voices are vital. We are in awe of how you work together to transform your families and communities. A huge thank you to Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins; Senate Education Committee Chair, State Senator Shelley Mayer; Legislator, Christopher A. Johnson; and Assemblyman, Steve Otis. Your commitment and dedication to Westchester’s children and families is inspiring and we appreciate all of the work that you do. Westchester Children’s Association, we could not ask for better partners and look forward to continuing our partnership addressing the needs of families in Westchester. We’re looking forward to continuing this conversation, and to engaging the voices of our students and community partners, to ensure that all students have the ability to achieve academic success!
There is still time to complete the 2020 Census. The Census is conducted every 10 years and counts every single person living in the United States and its five territories — regardless of citizenship.
The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation — who we are, where we live, and so much more. This data will be used to make decisions that impact our community for the next decade, such as:
- The number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.
- Drawing congressional and state legislative districts.
- The need for new schools, clinics, roads and additional services for families, older adults and children.
- The allocation of billions of federal dollars for programs, including:
- Head Start
- Community Mental Health Services
- School Lunch
- Federal dollars for hospitals, fire departments and other critical services.
- Business owners making decisions about where to open new stores, restaurants, factories, or offices, where to expand operations, where to recruit employees, and which products and services to offer.
It is up to us to make sure that our community has a complete count. Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail. Visit my2020census.gov to begin. If you have questions, or would like assistance completing the Census, please call one of our Resource Centers.
You can check to see the response rate for your city, town or village. Please help spread the word and let’s get everyone counted!