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.

Learning

  • 97% of children in our Early Childhood Centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards
  • 3 out of 4 graduates in our transfer high schools for struggling students were accepted into college. 85% earned a Regents diploma
  • 96% of 12th graders in SCO’s Family Foster Care program graduated from high school last year

Work

  • 83% of runaway and homeless youth discharged from our shelters are engaged in education or work
  • 87% of youth with autism in our residential school are actively involved in community and civic service

Well-being

  • 99% of at-risk families in Central Brooklyn remained together and stable with family support services
  • 247 children left foster care
    • 60% were reunified with their families who worked hard preparing for their return home
    • 25% who could not return home were adopted by loving forever families
    • 15% were successfully put on the path to independent living

In FY 2017, SCO:

  • Sheltered 4,900 youth, adults and children experiencing homelessness
  • Helped 2,700 individuals with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential
  • Guided 8,800 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 1,500 children and young adults in foster care and their families
  • Strengthened families and communities across the metro area, providing 30,000 New Yorkers with counseling, support and community-based services

New Yorkers Served in FY 2017

Adam Graves

"Garden of Dreams is the single most important thing we do.” Learn More

Kaitlyn & Khamion

Early Education & Family Support Services

“I love this school. Sometimes I felt like giving up, but Kaitlyn was always my motivation.” Learn More

We help

2,500

people with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential

We shelter

4,900

youth, adults and children