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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...

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

As things change daily and more schools close, this can be a scary time for children. Check out this great article about how to talk your kids about the Coronavirus from Child Mind Institute. Read more...

Holiday Break

All Family Ties offices will be closed December 25, 2019-January 1, 2020. All offices will re-open at 9am on January 2, 2020.  May peace, joy, hope and happiness be yours this holiday season. From our family to yours, we wish you good times, good cheer and a memorable New Year!  Read more...

Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ Angel Project Holiday Celebration

Our staff & grandparents were thrilled to participate in this wonderful event. Thanks to Senator Stewart-Cousins for her amazing leadership & generosity and commitment to Westchester’s families.  Read more...

Young Parents Group

Family Ties is starting a group for young parents ages 18-24, who have children ages 3 and under. The group will give parents a chance to discuss issues that impact their family, as well as focus on child development, resilience, community partners and supports, and self-care. Read more...

Visit us at the Westchester County Human Services and Health Care Field Job Fair

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 are looking for people with strong, active voices to mentor and support young adults and caregivers who are raising children with behavioral health […] Read more...

Staff Attends National Wraparound Conference

During the second week of September, staff members involved in the New York State Systems of Care, attended the National Wraparound Implementation Academy, hosted by the National Wraparound Implementation Center, in Baltimore, MD. There they attended many workshops and met with, and learned from, other states using the Wraparound model. We are excited to continue […] Read more...

Thank You NY Ann Sullivan Lions Club of White Plains!

Family Ties of Westchester was the honored recipient of a $1,000 donation from the NY Ann Sullivan Lions Club of White Plains. Earlier this month at a special 10th Anniversary celebration of the all-woman club, President Terry Carey presented Family Ties of Westchester with a $1000 contribution to continue peer support and advocacy services to […] Read more...

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