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The Ripple Effect

Hosted by Cate and Rick Hackett

Saturday, June 3, 6-8 pm

Cocktails, refreshments, and live music

Comments by David Shapiro
President & CEO

Tickets $25
RSVP by May 22
Libby Demarest
(607) 273-7494, development@fcsith.org, or here.

F&CS Annual Meeting & Celebration

Tuesday, May 16 at the Ithaca Country Club
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or here.

For more information, contact Libby Demarest at development@fcsith.org or 607-273-7494 ext 502.

On-going Support Groups

Free support groups meet every month at 127 W State Street.  Newcomers are always welcome and you do not have to be a current Family & Children's client to attend!
To Register: Call 607-273-7494

Grandparents Support Group
For Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 
Meets on the third or fourth Monday of each month

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Free Childcare Available Upon Request
Refreshments Served


Caregivers Support Group
Especially for Caregivers of Older Adults
Meets on the third Tuesday of each month

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Past Special Events

F&CS Annual Peace of Mind Yogathon

Sunday March 26, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ithaca High School

The Peace of Mind Yogathon is a morning of yoga classes, workshops and group meditation to benefit Family & Children's Service.

Please visit www.peaceofmindyogathon.com for more information.

F&CS Annual Meeting & Celebration

Thursday May 19, 2016   ♦   8:00 - 9:30 am   ♦   Hosted by Country Club of Ithaca

Event proudly sponsored by THERM Inc.

F&CS proudly honored Agda Osborn Award recipient Susan Murphy and Family Partner of the Year recipient Treleaven by King Ferry Winery at this year's Annual Celebration. Special remarks on "How to Build Resilient Individuals & Resilient Communities" were made by Dr. Gregory Eells, Associate Director of Gannett Health Services and Director of Counseling & Psychology Services at Cornell University. 

Kindness Connects Festival 

Sunday May 15, 2016   ♦   1:00 - 4:00 pm   ♦   Ithaca Children's Garden
Join F&CS as we celebrate May is Mental Health Month! Food, music, activities and entertainment! Learn more here!

Peace of Mind Yogathon 2016


Sunday March 20, 2016   ♦   Ithaca High School
The 2nd annual Peace of Mind Yogathon hosted more than 150 people practiced yoga in support F&CS in 2016. The event highlighted the importance of taking care of both the body and the mind and participants left with a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and the work that we do at F&CS. The event raised over $16,000 for F&CS and we are excited to host the event again next year!
Thank you to all of our sponsors and supports: Rasa Spa; Cayuga Medical Center; BDS Corporation; Miller Mayer LLP; Sciarabba Walker LLC; Bangs Funeral Home; Northwestern Mutual; Renovus Solar; The Computing Center; Honda of Ithaca; Bridges Cornell Heights; Cayuga Radio Group. Thanks to: Dave Burbank; Bells Design; Greenstar Co-Op; Hoopla Buttons; Kaya at Comet Skateboards; Wegmans; and our wonderful yoga instructors!


Cayuga at Twilight 


Sunday September 20, 2015   ♦   Cayuga Heights Neighborhood
Our signature gala celebrated its 18th year, raising over $58,000! Homes in the Cayuga Heights Neighborhood were toured and 300 guests enjoyed delicious food and beverages from local restaurants, wineries and breweries! Each home featured musicians and artists from around the region. The event culminated with a reception and remarks from F&CS staff and friends. Susanne Solomon was the winner of the highly-coveted raffle to win an All-Inclusive Trip for Two to Europe from Tauck World Discovery! Cayuga at Twilight was sponsored by Warren Real Estate.

For more information, and a complete list of sponsors visit cayugatwilight.com

Spring Fling

Saturday May 30, 2015   ♦   King Ferry Winery
An evening of Treleaven wines and Pumpkin Hill appetizers, Spring Fling was hosted by Madeline Estill and Sandy True this May. Spring Fling 2015 was generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. 

Annual Celebration: Extending Our Reach

Thursday May 7, 2015   ♦   Coltivare 
Our annual celebration of community support was hosted by Coltivare. JoAnne Miner was honored with the Agda Osborn Award and our Family Partner of the Year Award was presented to The Boatyard Grill.  The Annual Celebration was generously sponsored by Therm, Inc.