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Our Impact

SCO is focused on providing the best care and services to help our clients succeed. We are with them every step of the way, helping to open doors to opportunities, gain access to resources, and improve the quality of their lives.

How do we measure success? Through their success in achieving their goals in three overarching areas: Learning, Work and Well-being.


  • 94% of students in our 5 preschools met or exceeded goals for social-emotional development
  • 94% of students at Westbrook Preparatory School passed the Regents exam on the first try
  • 87% of young adults in foster care (18+) are enrolled in school or working
  • 4 out of 5 young adults (21+) at our Residential Treatment Center for youth with developmental disabilities participate in Day Habilitation or are enrolled in school


  • Our Center for Family Life connected 1,470 youth to summer work opportunities that generated over $2.1 million in earnings for youth and their families
  • 90% of clients at our Brooklyn Youth Center achieved their employment goals
  • 96% of students at our Westbury campus are working or interning in the community
  • 100% of eligible residents at our Madonna Heights Residential Treatment Facility participated in work, internship, or volunteer activities
  • 98% of the young adults in our Scattered Site Supportive Housing program were gainfully employed, engaged in school, or both


  • 99% of at-risk families throughout Brooklyn and Queens remained together and stable with family support services
  • 96% of students at our Dix Hills campus participated in weekly wellness activities
  • 91% of women in our residential recovery program remained substance free

In FY 2019, SCO:

  • Sheltered 4,600 youth, adults and children experiencing homelessness
  • Helped 4,100 individuals with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential
  • Guided 9,900 children and teens on the path to academic success through after school, summer and work-readiness programs
  • Prepared 1,700 young children for kindergarten in our early childhood programs
  • Served 1,300 children and young adults in foster care and their families
  • Strengthened families and communities across the metro area, providing 24,000 New Yorkers with counseling, support and community-based services


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families and individuals with support services and community activities


of eligible residents at our Madonna Heights Residential Treatment Facility participated in work, internship, or volunteer activities

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