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Our 2019 Summer Newsletter focuses on connections. From a touching interview with those who knew and loved Marjorie Waldman-Wolga, Associate Director of F&CS from 1974 to 1989, to new events and our challenge to end youth homelessness, this newsletter reminds us that through change there is growth. We hope you enjoy it! [pdf-embedder url="http://www.fcsith.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Summer-Newsletter.pdf" title="2019 Summer...

Every year, our agency faces challenges and opportunities for growth. In 2018, we faced a major change in leadership, but with a determination to keep our mission at the forefront, we emerged with new energy and a refreshed commitment for our work. From the remarkable staff who demonstrate daily what it means to provide high-quality...

Contact: Wendy Hammond, Open Doors Case Worker, Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca Email: whammond@fcsith.org Phone: 607-273-7494 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tompkins County, NY– November is National Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month. In 2015, researchers from the Learning Web and Cornell University estimated that there are hundreds of homeless youth and young adults living in Tompkins County....

Feeling the love of family and the safety of home is at the core of what we hope people feel after working with staff at Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca. Many of our youth programs focus on strengthening home life and improving family relationships. Likewise, our clinical program supports countless individuals throughout Tompkins County with the...

Everyone is alone sometimes. The boy who comes home after school several hours before his parents arrive; the girl who moved here from out of state with no social or familial support system; your friend – the only one in your group - who has yet to find love or companionship; your retired neighbor, their...

On Saturday March 3rd, we held our 4th annual Peace of Mind: A Day of Yoga and Wellness event, formerly known as the Peace of Mind Yogathon.  A record number of participants came together to share a day of yoga and wellness classes to support the good work of Family & Children’s Service. This community...