Community Nights

Ready to hit the road with Fitzmaurice Community Services?  We have been out and about in the community sharing information about our services at local community nights and job fairs.  Keep an eye out for the FCS table – we have lots of great giveaways and resources!

 

BINGO!!

April 28, 2024

FCS hosted a lively bingo event recently where our individuals had the chance to win exciting prizes.  The bingo hall was filled with fun and laughter as everyone enjoyed music spun by our talented resident DJ.  It was a fantastic opportunity for our individuals to come together and connect with their friends. A big thank you to the East Stroudsburg VFW for helping us make our bingo night a roaring success!

  

Glow in the Dark Dance Party

February 5, 2024

FCS lit up the night with a Glow in the Dark Dance Party.  With the help from our very own resident, the talented DJ HBK, who from the moment the music started had everyone up and dancing!  Our individuals had such a fantastic time socializing and hanging out with their friends, and the glowing decoration added an extra touch of excitement to the party.  We love seeing our individuals enjoying themselves and creating fun memories.

ID/BH Holiday Parties

December 6 & 13, 2023

‘Tis the season to be jolly and FCS knows how to spread the holiday cheer with the ID and BH Holiday Parties!  Even Santa himself joined in on the fun, moving and grooving to the beat.  We’re thrilled to have brought smiles and good times to all who attended.  ‘Twas a night to remember!  Thank you to everyone who joined us for these unforgettable celebrations!

Pet Photos with Santa

December 9, 2023

The FCS Foundation hosted a heartwarming event that brought together furry friends and jolly old Saint Nick himself!  The Pet Photos with Santa event was a huge success, with pets of all shapes and sizes joining in on the holiday fun.  From playful pups to cuddly kittens and even a bearded dragon, the event was a true showcase of the love and joy that our furry companions bring into our lives.  We’re proud to have supported Monroe County Meals on Wheels Pet Program with this event, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our amazing community.  Thanks to everyone who participated and helped us spread holiday cheer for a great cause. We can’t wait to see you and your furry, feathery, and scaley friends again next year for another pawsitively delightful Pet Photo with Santa!

Mental Health Awareness Fair

November 1, 2023

BH Program Director, Cheryl, attended East Stroudsburg University’s

Halloween-themed Mental Health Awareness Fair.  It was a great way for the University to raise awareness about mental health symptoms, reduce stigma, and showcase community resources available for anyone struggling with mental health.  With Cheryl’s enthusiastic personality, she engaged with everyone and showed them that mental health doesn’t have to be spooky!

 

Trunk or Treat

October 26, 2023

FCS hosted it’s 3rd annual Trunk or Treat event which was a smashing success!  Despite the scorching heat, our individuals showed up in full force, dressed in some of the most creative costumes!  From spooky clowns to Disney princesses, our individuals truly outdid themselves.  We’re so grateful to everyone who participated and helped make this event a memorable one!  Can’t wait to see what next year’s Trunk or Treat has in store!

DSP Recognition Week

September 10, 2023

September 10-16th is DSP Recognition Week where we honor and celebrate the amazing work our DSPs do year-round.  DSPs truly go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.  DSPs, we thank you for all that you do!

Camp Canadensis

September 6, 2023

Our individuals had an incredible time on their day trip to Camp Canadensis.  From kayaking to swimming, rock wall climbing to fun and games, there was something for everyone to enjoy.  The smiles on their faces were priceless as they made unforgettable memories.  We can’t wait to plan another amazing trip next year and create more unforgettable experiences for our individuals.

FCS Individuals Summer BBQ

June 20, 2023

FCS celebrated the first day of Summer with a BBQ.  Perfect weather, excellent food, fun games…it was a blast!  And let’s not forget about the dancing.  The DJs really got the crowd grooving!  Everyone had a great time and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Transition Fair with CIU20

April 19, 2023

Deb Scocozza and Sherri Schenke attended the Transition Fair hosted at PV High School.  The fair was a way to help connect youth with disabilities and their families to resources that can be helpful now and in preparation for life after high school.  “It was encouraging to speak to so many parents and students who are gathering information to help plan their future,” commented Deb.  We look forward to attending more events such as these to help those in our community.

Dashing Through FCS with Santa 2022

December 3, 2022

Santa made a stop at Fitzmaurice Community Services to see our individuals and staff families.

Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2022

FCS hosted its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat!  Our individuals and staff dressed up in their finest costumes and decorated the trunks of the company vehicles.  The weather held out long enough for everyone to fill their bags with candy, vote for their favorite decorated trunk, and of course a dance party!

1st Annual Suicide Prevention Event

September 24, 2022

Beth Booterbaugh and Chris Bumford attended the 1st Annual Suicide Prevention Event sponsored by the Suicide Prevention Coalition, Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, and CMP MH/DS on 9/24/22.  There was free food, giveaways, bounce houses for kids, live music and many distinguished guests and speakers from the community.  They also did a remembrance walk around the block in honor of all those lost to suicide.

Making Memories at Camp

September 13, 2022

FCS is back at it making memories at Camp Canadensis.  Although only a day trip, both staff and the individuals had a great time with the many activities camp has to offer and catching up with friends.

Going for Gold

June 2022

 

The Special Olympics Summer games have come to an end for the year.  Many of our individuals competed at the local level and won medals!  We even had some athletes place in the State Level competitions at Penn State University!  Congratulations to all the athletes on a job well done.  We look forward to seeing you compete again next year!

 

Fired Up for Some Fun!

June 8, 2022

After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid, FCS finally fired up the grills for a BBQ!!  What a wonderful turnout we had and the individuals had a blast.  We played Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, there was even some singing and dancing.  A big shout out to the staff and volunteers that helped make the event a success!

Community Night

May 3, 2022

FCS attended Community Night hosted by Monroe County’s Children’s Roundtable in early May.  Deb Scocozza commented, “I was happy to attend the Community Night with over 100 non-profits who provide services in our community.  It was a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with people and offer assistance, if needed.”

Pictured left to right:  Sherri Schenke, Deb Scocozza, and Joan Menhennett