Author: Josiah Jacobus-Parker

In March of 2021, Alicia Kenaley joined Family & Children's Service of Ithaca as the new Executive Director.  Click through to read Alicia's welcome remarks, and a farewell from retiring President & CEO, Karen Schachere. [pdf-embedder url="http://www.fcsith.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/FCS_-Hello-Goodbye.pdf" title="F&CS_ Hello & Goodbye"]      Want...

Supporting Your Tween's and Teen's Mental Health During Covid-19 On December 11, 2020, Family and Children's Service of Ithaca Clinic Director, Marisa Matsudaira, presented a public workshop on how to best support your tween and teen’s mental health during the ongoing...

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our annual audit process was unavoidably delayed, however, we wanted to share the 2019 Audited Financials now that they have been finalized. We look forward to sharing 2020 Financials in due course. [pdf-embedder url="http://www.fcsith.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2019-Financial-Report.pdf" title="F&CS Financial...

In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, F&CS began an online newsletter in order to stay in touch with members of our community. In this issue, F&CS welcomes new board members and announces our annual community awards. [pdf-embedder url="http://www.fcsith.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FCS_-Community-Awards.pdf" title="F&CS_ Community Awards"]      Want...

Madeleine and her family have been combating boredom by participating in the #covidcolorchallenge/#quarantinecolorchallenge What a beautiful family rainbow they've made together! [gallery size="medium" ids="18048,18054,18051,18053,18050,18052,18049,18055,18058"]   Return to 'Reflections on Resilience' for more...

Family & Children's Service of Ithaca does not condone risk-taking, and encourages everyone to practice safe social-distancing. Hugging and touching of any kind should be avoided, even when wearing masks. We encourage everyone to maintain strict social distancing of six...

This raw reflection highlights the importance of being honest. Some days can wear you down, and it's important to recognize that. True resilience is gained through struggling, and doing your best in the face of everything. "The first photo was originally...