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.
Homemaker Program (HMM)
The HMM program provides Homemaker services to help frail elderly and disabled maintain the hygiene of their personal living environment so they may maintain the dignity of remaining in their homes for as long as possible,
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’.