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We’re Hiring!

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. Read more...

#StandAgainstRacism

Family Ties of Westchester joins YWCA White Plains on its annual campaign to #StandAgainstRacism. This year’s theme: 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 Read more...

FREE VIRTUAL PARENT SKILLS COACHING – ENTRENAMIENTO VIRTUAL DE HABILIDADES PARA PADRES EN ESPAÑOL

Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. is offering Online evidence-based parent skills coaching for caregivers. These sessions will promote positive, strength-based relationships, and will support caregivers by enhancing their skills, fortifying effective communication techniques and fostering parenting self-esteem. Read more...

We’re Open

Right now, everyone could use a little support! Our Family Peer Advocates have been where you are. They're here to listen, connect you to needed resources in the community and work with you to get the services that your family needs. We're just a phone call away! For everyone's safety, in person visits will be by appointment only. Read more...

FREE Virtual Parent Skills Coaching Starting 4/12/21

Family Ties of Westchester, Inc., is offering Online evidence-based parent skills coaching. These sessions will promote positive, strength-based relationships, & will support caregivers by enhancing their skills, fortifying effective communication techniques & fostering parenting self-esteem. Read more...

FREE VIRTUAL PARENT SKILLS COACHING – ENTRENAMIENTO VIRTUAL DE HABILIDADES PARA PADRES EN ESPAÑOL

Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. is offering Online evidence-based parent skills coaching for caregivers. These sessions will promote positive, strength-based relationships, and will support caregivers by enhancing their skills, fortifying effective communication techniques and fostering parenting self-esteem. Read more...

FREE Recreational & Educational Opportunities Available to Your Family with a Library Card

On 11/18/20 and 11/19/20, Family Ties is partnering with the Westchester Library System to present FREE recreational and educational opportunities available to families with a library card. Read more...

10/14/20 Town Hall on Remote Learning Recording Now Available

On October 14, 2020, caregivers in Westchester had the opportunity to speak with State and County officials about remote learning. Please watch the video and stay tuned for more information. Read more...

Everyone Counts!

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. […] Read more...

We Can Do Better – A Letter from Family Ties Executive Staff and Board

Our Family Ties family has been profoundly shaken by the most recent racist attacks and unjustified killings of black men and women including, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others before them. In addition to widening economic disparities and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 virus sweeping our country, these acts […] Read more...

In Memory of Our Founder, Patricia Sparkman

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our founder, Patricia Sparkman. Read more...

Virtual Support

During this difficult time, everyone could use a little support. We may be practicing social distancing, but we will never practice social isolation. Now, more than ever, caregivers raising children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges need to connect to their peers. We will continue to meet the needs of families in Westchester by offering […] Read more...

Thank You, ACME Foundation

Every day, families across Westchester are forced to make tough choices when it comes to paying for housing, food and medical care.  The economic stress caused by COVID-19 has only made these decisions more difficult. Thanks to a generous grant from ACME Markets Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Fund, Family Ties’ families can purchase the fresh and […] Read more...

Westchester Community Foundation Awards Family Ties a Grant From Their COVID-19 Response Fund

Thanks to the generosity of the Westchester Community Foundation, Family Ties is able to expand our virtual services during this critical time. This grant allows us to purchase the equipment needed to offer our support groups online, provide one-to-one advocacy at a safe distance, participate in online meetings with families, and offer a nightly “warmline”. […] Read more...

COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources

A list of local resources, advice for talking to your kids during this time, and fun at home activities. Read more...

Staying Connected – What Our Staff Have Been Doing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Our compassionate Peer staff have first-hand appreciation of how difficult it can be to care for family members during times like these. We continue to work closely with every client to make sure "social distancing" does not turn into "social isolation”. Read more...

Resilient Families, Resilient Communities-A Letter from Our Executive Director

During these challenging times, we are reminded of the resilience of our families and community and the importance of remaining connected. On behalf of my colleagues, we express our deepest concerns for your health and well-being. As Peer professionals, all of us here at Family Ties understand intimately how difficult it can be for parents and caregivers to manage the multiple roles they must play in their families’ lives, particularly in times of crisis. Read more...

COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Out of an abundance of caution, all Family Ties staff are currently working remotely. We are committed to continuing to provide support and advocacy during this time of need. If you need to contact a staff member, please call (914) 995-5238 and leave a message with your name and number, and someone will get back […] Read more...

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