Family & Child Service of Schenectady recently began a new service program funded by the NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities called Pathway to Employment. This “person centered” employment program enables individuals with developmental disabilities to learn workplace skills with the assistance of an employment specialist and job coach.
Our first Pathway to Employment worker is Donald, who is 31 years old and lives in Latham.
Our Agency’s Social Activity Program (SAP) hosted 6 individuals for a fun and friendly afternoon of bowling on February 23rd at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. While the skill set ranged from novice to league bowler, everyone had a “smashing” time on the lanes and enjoyed pizza and refreshments in between frames! Our sincerest thanks to Blaise Lawyer at Boulevard Bowl for underwriting this activity.
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.
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".
Thanks to Cap Com FCU
We are happy to announce the receipt of a $1,000 grant to our Agency’s Homemaker Program from CAP COM Federal Credit Union. We thank Amanda Goyer, Foundation and PR Administrator, for CAP COM’s generosity and for these kind words….
"CAP COM Federal Credit Union’s charitable giving arm CAP COM Cares Foundation is proud to be able to support Family & Child Service of Schenectady’s Homemaker Program in 2015. Our Foundation’s mission is to nurture our community and causes that assist children and underprivileged families. The Homemaker Program aligns directly with our mission and our belief in people helping people. We applaud and support this program which is helping aid individuals in need through customized in-home services. We are looking forward to building upon this new partnership with Family & Child Service of Schenectady."