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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”.

Social connection is beneficial during the best of times, and now with COVID-19, even more so. Our unique Family Peer Support Services promote the well-being of families raising children with social and emotional challenges through lived experience, in the belief that those who have faced life’s challenges and overcome them are best able to support others experiencing similar obstacles. We connect caregivers to other peers, reduce family isolation, decrease internalized blame, increase self-efficacy, promote self-care, and empower families to take action in all aspects of their lives. This grant will allow us to continue to connect Westchester’s families to the support and resources that they need.

We cannot thank Westchester Community Foundation enough. Your mission to improve lives and strengthen our community is vital. Your dedication to Westchester is admirable and we look forward to continuing to work together to make a difference.

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