About SFCS

About SFCS

Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service is a voluntary, not-for-profit family counseling Agency. Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling has provided service since 1920 to those who live or work in the greater Scarsdale area.

The mission of the Agency is to be a center for family growth and learning, a place where families, couples and individuals can find help with the normal problems of daily living, as well as crises; to enhance the functioning of the family and its individual members through family life education; to stimulate social thinking and action to better social conditions; and to cooperate with other organizations for this purpose.

Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service was founded by the Scarsdale Woman's Club

OUR HISTORY

In 1920, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service was founded by the Scarsdale Woman’s Club. In 1944, the agency became an incorporated, independently governed organization. Since that time SFCS’ mission has been to strengthen and support family life and to contribute to the well being of our community. The agency does this through a variety of programs and services created for all segments of the population. These include psychotherapy, older adult services, youth outreach, social skills groups for children, mental health services and family life education.
Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service serves families and more.

FAMILIES & MORE

Family is the SFCS way of thinking about human problems. From this perspective, we look at people not just as individuals, but as integral parts of a complex, multi-generational system. At Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service, we believe that change is possible. Sometimes all it takes is a new way of looking at an old problem. SFCS works with children, teens, adults, but always from the perspective of family.

UNIQUE COMMUNITY RESOURCES

SFCS is a vital community resource. Our innovative programs serve every age group. Our dedicated professional staff is available both days and evenings to assist any member of our community who needs help or support during a difficult life experience. SFCS also works cooperatively with community agencies and volunteer groups to strengthen our community and to meet new challenges as they arise.

KEEPING THE DOOR OPEN

Our open door means that no one is ever turned away. Client fees, grants and fundraising by our Board of Directors form the basis of our income. These funds are not enough to cover costs. Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service relies upon the generosity of individual contributors to make up the difference.

FAMILY LEARNING CENTER

Every community is deeply affected by the complexity of contemporary life. Changing family structures, substance abuse, dual career parents, aging, caring for aging parents and economic pressures challenge all of us. SFCS is a center for family growth and learning, a place where families, couples, and individuals can find help and understanding at any stage in the life-cycle.

ACCREDITATION

Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service is a nationally recognized family service agency. SFCS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children. We are a non-profit member agency of Alliance for Families and Children and the United Way of Westchester-Putnam. Our professional staff are licensed in New York State as providers of mental health services. SFCS is governed by a board of directors representing the Scarsdale Edgemont community.

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