Welcome 2015! This New Year marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of our Agency on January 8, 1930 and the 10th anniversary of our Golf Ball Drop fundraising event this September. What milestones for our staff and board of directors to celebrate!
Family & Child Service of Schenectady hosted more than 100 guests at itsannual Holiday Party on December 5th where a grand time was had by all! Music, arts & crafts, dinner, entertainment from the Puppet People and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus (bearing gifts for children and young adults alike) made for a truly festive evening for Agency clients and their families.
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: