Family and Child Service of Schenectady, Inc is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit which was established in 1930 as the initial project of the Junior League of Schenectady. The original mission was to help improve the quality of family life to families in distress within Schenectady.
Over the years the mission has remained relatively constant although the programs have changed.
Although the name says Schenectady, our program services reach into the greater Capital Region. FCSS has consumers in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties.
Family Support Services Program (FSS)
The FSS program has several components to it.
They are: respite care; community habilitation; family grants; Integrated Behavioral and Family Intervention Program.
Respite Care: This service provides supervision to consumers with developmental disabilities in order for their primary caretaker to take a break from the stress of providing full time care to a dependant with special needs.
Each consumer is assigned and is eligible for a number of hours of respite care to be used at the discretion of the consumer and their primary caregiver.
A trained and qualified homemaker provides a specific level of care as defined by the New York Department of Health as "Personal Care Level One".
Homemaker services include:
Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC)
MSC is broadly considered ‘case management’ services. Each MSC has a caseload of approximately 30 or so consumers diagnosed with “pervasive developmental disability’.
Most consumers have other physical and psychological diagnoses as well. Many of our consumers have inadequate financial resources and social supports.
Each MSC is considered the consumers primary advocate. Together with the consumer they develop an individualized service plan (ISP) that reflects the needs, goals and aspirations of the individual consumer. The MSC then begins to coordinate services and resources to help the consumer realize the needs, goals and aspirations of their personal plan.
Get ready for “raining” golf balls!...
And head out to Stadium Golf Club in Schenectady on Friday, September 12th to support our Ninth Annual Golf Ball Drop with honorary media sponsor Pop Crush 105.7!
It’s NOT a golf tournament—it’s a helicopter drop of 1,000 numbered golf balls onto the ninth fairway. Golf balls can be purchased for ten dollars each and the owners of the three balls that land closest to the pin will win:
The event starts at 5:00pm followed by the ball drop at 6:30pm. Dinner is right after the drop and during the evening we will hear presentations from several Agency clients who will talk about the services they have received from us.
Our event also includes a live auction and raffle prizes. The three winners of the three top prizes will be announced at 8pm.
Dinner reservations are only $50pp and that includes “ownership” of one golf ball.
We serve over 400 clients throughout the Greater Capital Region and we pride ourselves in providing over 50,000 hours in high quality, cost effective, personalized in-home services to those we serve. Our efforts are designed to help those we serve maintain the dignity of their independence for as long as possible and each program ensures that the individual’s needs for greater physical and social independence are met.
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you on the evening of September 12th “on the greens…”
Dinner at Stadium Golf Club and one Golf ball is $50 per Person
Golf Balls can be purchased for $10 each.
You can enter quantities on the payment page. Click on the arrow for dinners.