FSW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with thousands of individuals, youth and families in the greater Bridgeport area and southern Fairfield County each year to help them build brighter futures. Most live at or below the poverty line and are challenged by a range of complex social, economic and health issues.
Our goal is to move them from crisis to stability, and then to greater levels of self-sufficiency. To achieve these goals, we assess the varied needs of each client and develop an individualized plan of support that draws upon FSW’s comprehensive services to strengthen their personal capabilities.
FSW delivers services to clients through four multifaceted programs – Behavioral Health, Economic Empowerment, Youth Services, and Social Enterprise. In fiscal year 2013 FSW served over 13,000 individuals, providing them with the hope and opportunities they needed to build brighter, more secure futures.