SCO Family of Services Raises Record $89,000 at 38th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic

June 18, 2018 – Dix Hills, NY – Friends of SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs teed up June 7th for the 38th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at the Woodside Club in Muttontown, Long Island, raising a record $89,000 to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach, strengthen and empower young and adult women to heal from trauma.

Jackie Tyree Kos and Al Kos of Farmingdale received the Madonna Heights Spirit Award for their commitment to the women and children served by SCO Madonna Heights.

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SCO Family of Services Continues to Strengthen Management Team to Further Improve Outcomes for New Yorkers in Need

Jennifer Outlaw Appointed Chief Program Officer; Stephen Mack Promoted to Chief Financial and Administrative Officer; Madeline Martinez Promoted to Chief of Staff

June 11, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for over 100 years, today announced the appointments of three senior executives to further strengthen and guide the agency in its mission-driven work to improve the lives and well-being of children, teens, and families, and individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities.  Jennifer Outlaw will join SCO’s Executive Cabinet as Chief Program Officer (CPO). Stephen Mack broadens his position as Chief Financial Officer with the added responsibilities of Chief Administrative Officer.  Madeline Martinez has been promoted to the post of Chief of Staff.  All three positions report to Executive Director, Keith M. Little, who took the helm of the agency earlier this year. [Read more…]

Foster Care Youth Sharpen Skills On and Off the Court

May 25, 2018 – Queens, NY  Young men in our family foster care and residential programs honed their court skills recently at a basketball clinic hosted at our Ottilie gym and run by current and former professional basketball players. There was a mentorship component as well as players and youth shared past experiences and discussed future goals and what it will take to achieve them.

This unique opportunity was part of a partnership with Cicatelli Associates (CAI) to strengthen healthy behaviors and provide positive role models for young men in foster care. Photos.

NYC Administration for Children’s Services Recognizes SCO’s Windy Vargas with Outstanding Provider Staff Award

May 24, 2018 – Manhattan, NY  Windy Vargas, SCO Training Specialist, received the Outstanding Provider Staff Award at NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ Sixth Annual LGBTQ & Ally Awards. The event, held at the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan May 23rd, honored the leadership, contributions, and achievements of key stakeholders committed to promoting and affirming safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) children, youth, and families within foster care and juvenile justice settings in New York City. [Read more…]

Dads Celebrating Moms

May 13, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  Dads in our Fathers’ Program recognized outstanding moms in the Brownsville community by hosting a Mother’s Day Luncheon May 12th in SCO’s Morris Koppelman Early Childhood Education Center. Mothers were given the white glove treatment in an afternoon that included awards, gifts, massages and activities for the kids.

New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud was on hand to help us celebrate and generously provided gifts for our raffle. Photos.

SCO Family of Services Family Dynamics’ 8th Annual Art, Wine & Design Auction Supports After School and Family Support Programs in Brooklyn

 

April 30, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  More than 125 local art, wine and design lovers gathered at the Lightbox in Manhattan April 23rd for the 8th Annual SCO Family Dynamics Art, Wine & Design Auction to raise awareness and funds for community-based family and after school programs in Central Brooklyn.

The evening’s silent and live auctions featured artwork donated by contemporary artists, vineyard tours at Long Island wineries, and home design items. The evening also included a paddle raise to help raise funds for Family Dynamics programs. Many contributing artists and donors were on hand for the proceedings, which were overseen by event co-chairs Helen Allen Smith and Grace Morgan, as well as auctioneer Amy Papola.

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SCO’s Karolina Veprek Honored as One of New York Nonprofit Media’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars

April 10, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY  SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services throughout New York City and on Long Island, today announced Karolina Veprek, Special Projects Manager of SCO Family of Services, will be honored as one of New York Nonprofit Media’s “40 Under 40” rising stars in New York’s nonprofits at a reception April 12 at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Each year, NYN Media selects 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have already made a significant impact in the field of human services and who are poised to do great things in the years to come. Ms. Veprek has been selected as one of those individuals.

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SCO’s Karen Abreu-Rosano Inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

April 3, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services throughout New York City and on Long Island, today announced the induction of Karen Abreu-Rosano, Assistant Executive Director of SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care Programs, into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano was introduced by New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, who represents District 14, where one of SCO’s Foster Care programs is located, at a ceremony at the New York State Capitol Building in Albany March 13th.

Each year, SCO Family of Services helps find safe homes and caring families for hundreds of children and youth who have been placed in Foster Care – with the goal of family reunification. Behind every safe home and caring family stands Karen Abreu-Rosano. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano oversees Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Family Foster Care and Adoption, including health and mental health services for children in placement. She ensures that all children and youth in SCO’s Foster Care program have the opportunity to succeed and are supported in every way possible.

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Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary Theater Night Features “IN THE HEIGHTS”

February 9, 2018 – Dix Hills, NY

Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary
7th Annual Theater Night
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:00pm
Tickets & Info

SCO Brownsville and PBS Kids Present Sneak Peek of New Show – PINKALICOUS & PETERIFFIC!

February 9, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY 

Screening: Pinkalicious & Peterrific 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
519 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

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