History

MARY F. CLANCY CHARITIES, INC. (MFCC) was founded in 2000 in memory of a most dedicated and skilled psychiatric social worker who devoted her professional life to caring for children, families, and individuals in crisis due to poverty, unwanted pregnancy, court-involved disputes, homelessness or incarceration.

Throughout her career Mary’s wonderful gifts were used in the Adoption and Foster Care Department of Catholic Home Bureau in New York City.  She also held the positions of Supervisor of Family Services of Catholic Charities for a large part of Westchester County and Director of Child Care at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry developing programs and training staff that had a wide impact on services to children and families. Mary’s reputation as a down-to-earth hands-on person created a deep love for her in all people she served.

Mary shared her gifts by developing and training staff.  Her hands-on, down-to-earth approach endeared her to generations of clients and staff.

After many years of service Mary retired on the grounds of Children’s Village where she remained in contact with staff and children as a volunteer until the time of her death from cancer in 1997.

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