The mission of Scarsdale & Edgemont Family Counseling Service is to strengthen family and community life by providing individual, family and group therapy; outreach to youth; services to older adults; and public programs relating to family life issues. SFCS works in cooperation with other organizations for this purpose. Scarsdale & Edgemont Family Counseling Service is located in the Harwood Building in downtown Scarsdale. Since 1920, their door has been open providing family and couple therapy, individual psychotherapy, outreach to youth, support for the elderly and family life education. A non-profit member agency of Alliance for Families and Children and the United Way of Westchester-Putnam, SFCS has always been there for the community when needed. The SFCS professional staff is licensed in New York State as providers of mental health services.
When people think of a wounded service member, they just think about that individual, but it is also the family of that service member that has to deal with this life changing event. It becomes a recovery and healing issue for the entire family. And while the medical care available to these troops is administered swiftly and reliably at Walter Reed, the support surrounding it is not always commensurate with the needs of the wounded soldiers and their families. These wounded soldiers face a long recovery process as they begin to transition into lives drastically altered by their call to service. Spending time with family members is an integral part of their healing process. Members of the Scarsdale Police Benevolent Association (PBA) have visited Walter Reed and seen firsthand the sacrifices made by these service members. It inspired the members to form the Warrior & Family Assistance Fund. Through this fund, we work with the Soldier Family Assistance Center at Walter Reed and at West Point to assist them in meeting the immediate needs of the wounded and their families. 100% of the funds raised for the Scarsdale PBA’s Warrior & Family Assistance Fund go to help the wounded service members and their families.
Founded in 1923, the mission of the Scarsdale Foundation is to promote civic welfare in the community of Scarsdale by providing support for institutions and individuals that encourage educational and human development as well as mutual understanding; and recognizing those individuals in our community who through volunteer service continue to set an example of civic responsibility toward the betterment of the community. In 2013, $100,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 27 individuals; students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years of college who were graduates of Scarsdale High School or resided in Scarsdale during their high school years and children attending the the Scarsdale Recreation Department summer day camp. The Foundation operates as a 501(c)(3) entity under the provisions of the New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation law.