Director of Development 

whitney headshot1 compressedWhitney Humphrey joined Family Services in 2002 and is currently the Director of Development.  In in role, Whitney is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Family Services’ fundraising including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving and special events.  Whitney works closely with Family Services CEO, the Board of Directors and the Development Team in strengthening the Agency’s efforts to secure funds that support the important work of the Agency.

Prior to her work as Development Director, Whitney had a long history of coordinating programs, initiatives and violence prevention efforts within Family Services and the community in order to best serve victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other crimes.   Most recently, Whitney has overseen Dutchess County’s Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence, developing and maintaining a coordinated response to victims and offenders through collaboration, problem solving and partnership between varieties of agencies in Dutchess County.  In all of her work, Whitney has been highly successful in enlisting strong support from engaged partners in the community.

Whitney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Social Work Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.


You can invite us as speakers for your church, club, business, or agency. We can talk about Family Services or we can share information about some of the issues and challenges confronting our communities, like domestic violence and sexual assault. Or parenting adolescents. Building coalitions to combat social issues. If you would like to arrange a speaker or workshop, Call or email us at 845-452-1110 or

Buy Our Cards

Each year the students in Family Services’ after school programs conduct a poster contest. The posters are then turned into cards which are used throughout the agency. We are pleased to offer the cards for sale. See the image below.

Cards are $10.00 for Ten Cards with Ten Envelopes

To purchase cards click here.


If you can make time to help us, we can find a way to put your talents to good use. Whether you are interested in a short term project or a long term commitment of a few hours a week or a month, there’s always something you can do.

Many of our volunteer and intern positions require special training, like working on one of the hotlines or advocating for crime victims. We make sure you're well trained before you have that responsibility. Sometimes we need clerical help filing and answering phones. Often there are special events on the horizon. We can really use people who are well organized and enjoy fundraising. Or you may have a special project you want to research for school, or an internship you’d like to spend with us.

We’d love to find a few good volunteers and interns with expertise in grant writing, graphic arts, and marketing.

These are just a few of the volunteer and intern opportunities available.

To inquiry about current opportunities email  

Every dollar you give goes towards helping save a life.

You can make an immediate difference in someone’s life through a contribution today

Donate by check

Please make your check payable to Family Services and mail to:

Family Services

Attn: Development Office

29 North Hamilton Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

In Memory of or in Honor of:

Please mail a check to our office at the address above. Please include the name of the person you wish to honor and please send us the name and address where an acknowledgment of your gift should be sent.  

Donate on line:


Please support us when you shop Amazon #StartWithaSmile at and Amazon donates .5% of your purchase price to Family Services.

Be a GEM: At Family Services we place a high value on people such as yourself, people who are always there to support our work with families, individuals – children, women and men alike. To us you are like a precious gem: priceless. As this world gets busier every day, we know that even people with the best of intentions sometimes do not keep up with those intentions, and so for convenience, as well as for the continued sustained work of Family Services, we are asking you to be a Family Services G.E.M. A Family Services G.E.M. joins others in committing to GIVING EVERY MONTH (G.E.M.).  

Legacy Gift

Help ensure the future of Family Services though a bequest in your will. Please contact us

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

Give a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Please contact us at

Family Services, EIN # 14-1338399, is designated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as tax-exempt as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is deductible as allowed by law. 


A friend or family member is typically the first person a victim confides in after an assault and each person’s reaction is the first step in a long path toward healing and justice. Knowing how to respond is critical – a negative response can worsen the trauma, silence victims, and foster an environment where sexual assault offenders face zero consequences for their crimes. Research shows that sexual abusers offend an average of six times, which means believing a victim has the power to prevent five more victims. Start By Believing will lead the way toward stopping this cycle by informing the public, fostering a positive community and public service response, uniting stakeholders and supporters, and improving personal reactions. The goal is to change outcomes for victims, one positive response at a time.

The campaign is implemented locally by the following partners of the Sexual Assault Response Team: The City of Poughkeepsie Mayor’s Office, the Dutchess County Executive’s Office, Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, Family Service’s Center for Victim Safety and Support, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Dutchess County District Attorney’s Office, Vassar Brother’s Medical Center, Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital, the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health, the Child Advocacy Center, Vassar College, the Culinary Institute of America, Marist College, Dutchess Community College, and Bard College.

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