Award Recipients Celebrated

On October 5, Family & Children’s Society honored staff and community members for outstanding service. Congratulations to Home Care Aide Sally Tomanek who was recognized for 30 years of service; Leadership Award Winner Holli Stayton, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with Family & Children’s; and Esther W. Couper Award Winner Dr. … Read More

Toy Donation Brightens Children’s Waiting Room

When one community organization reaches out to help another, the results can be wonderful. Members of the Presbyterian Women of the Congregation (PWC) of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Endwell were in search of a project. Nancy Nestlerode, a PWC member and a board member at Family & Children’s Society, suggested … Read More

Volunteers Tackle Agency Landscaping Project

It’s the little things that make a big difference – like flowers, mulch and curb appeal, all of which help employees and clients feel valued and comfortable as they walk in the door. Thanks to Empower Federal Credit Union, Family & Children’s now has these special touches. Employees from Empower … Read More

Marlow Completes Capstone Project at F&CS

Graduate intern Casey Marlow recently completed a Capstone Project at Family & Children’s Society that included a needs assessment for chemical dependency services in Broome County. Marlow is enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program at Binghamton University. The Capstone is the final project for the students in … Read More

Health Coach Services Added

Family & Children’s Society recently added health coaching services in collaboration with the Care Compass Network and United Health Services. Called Care Transitions, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) project serves to “coach” participants with independent living after hospital discharge to prevent readmission within 30 days. Eligibility is determined by … Read More

Impact of the Merger: An Interview with CEO Lisa Hoeschele

Sometimes bigger is better. Recognizing the value of a strategic alliance, the Boards of Directors of Family & Children’s Society and Family Counseling Services of Cortland County (FCS Cortland) have decided to merge the two agencies. The merger will bring about some exciting changes that will expand services, introduce new … Read More

Amigo Search and Rescue Dogs Train at Main Street Location

In March, Amigo Search and Rescue (SAR) dog and handler teams trained at Family & Children’s Main Street office. Amigo SAR is a nonprofit K9 search and rescue team that offers its services free of charge to assist police and fire departments to find missing individuals. Although the team is … Read More

Seeking Nominations for Esther Couper Memorial Award

The Esther W. Couper Memorial Award, presented annually for outstanding service and dedication to the children and families of our community, was established by Family & Children’s Society in 2001 in honor of the agency’s founder. The award recognizes an individual, regardless of position or status, who exemplifies commitment and … Read More