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SCO Family of Services Providing Meals to New York City and Long Island Families Through a $1.2 Million Anonymous Donation

March 27, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services Partners with DoorDash to Provide Meals to Homebound New Yorkers While Supporting Local Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis. DoorDash Donates a 15% Match to Help Families and Communities in Need GLEN COVE, NY – SCO Family of Services, the region’s largest human services organization, was the recipient…

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Sioban’s Ceilidh Supports SCO’s Career Readiness Initiative

March 17, 2020 / Independent Youth News

Irish eyes were smiling as friends of SCO gathered for Sioban’s Ceilidh, a reception in memory and honor of longtime SCO employee Sioban Rack, to benefit SCO’s Career Readiness Initiative. Ginnie Treiber, Laura Gay, and Grace Del Gadio served as event Co-Chairs. The Irish themed benefit was held March 11th…

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SCO President & CEO Keith Little Participates on BBB Charity Symposium Panel

February 27, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services President & CEO Keith Little participated on a panel discussion at the Better Business Bureau Charity Effectiveness Symposium XIV: Culture Shift Embracing New Realities. The event, held at the Baruch College-Marxe School of Public and International Affairs on February 26th, was hosted by the Education…

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SCO’s Harriet Downer Honored at Glen Cove Black History Month Celebration

February 18, 2020 / SCO News

Congratulations to SCO’s Harriet Downer, Accounts Payable Manager, on being honored at Glen Cove’s 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration! Harriet, along with fellow honorees Rev. Dr. Craig JJ. Wright, Sheree Collins and Damon Garner, were recognized for the profound impact they have made in the community. Hosted by former…

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United for Brownsville Launches Learning Landscapes in Brownsville

January 31, 2020 / SCO News

SEE US IN THE MEDIA! TV: NY1, News12, PIX11, Spectrum Noticias NY1, Univision Print/Online: The City, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Bklyner, Chalkbeat  Learning Landscapes Launches at Food Bazaar to Help Prepare Brownsville’s Youngest Children for Academic Success United for Brownsville,…

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SCO Opens New Residence in Brentwood for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO celebrated the opening of our newest Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) in Brentwood, Long Island. This newly renovated residence is now the new home for 8 young men with developmental disabilities, many of whom had been living in SCO’s Robert J. McMahon…

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Site-Based Respite Offers Alternative for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO has opened a new Site-Based Respite program, our newest program on Long Island to serve the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Located at SCO’s Brentwood offices, the program serves up to 12 teens and adults 16 years and older weekdays from 2:30 to…

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Madonna Heights School Student Wins Statewide Environmental Health Art Contest

December 19, 2019 / SCO News

Shira, a student in SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights School in Dix Hills, recently won a statewide art competition sponsored by the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers (NYSCHECK). Participants of the contest, Drawing a Healthy New York, were asked to submit a drawing based on…

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SCO Staff Honored

December 18, 2019 / SCO News

Four staff members from SCO Family of Services received “Worker of the Year” awards from the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health. Congratulations to all and thank you for your commitment to helping the children and families in our care. Kevin Boyd, Assistant Principal, Theresa Paplin School Juzel…

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SCO Family of Services Awarded Praesidium Reaccreditation

November 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services has been awarded with Praesidium Reaccreditation. The new Accreditation period will run through October 2022. This rigorous process publicly demonstrates SCO’s commitment to safety and shows that it subscribes to the highest safety standards, ensuring the safety of our consumers and the protection of our staff.

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A Gridiron Classic: The Westbrook Turkey Bowl

November 25, 2019 / SCO News

Feathers were flying at Westbrook Preparatory School’s annual Turkey Bowl, where students and staff teamed up for a friendly game of football. Parents, staff and fellow students lined the sidelines to cheer them on in the very festive, highly competitive affair. The Green Team pulled out the victory over…

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New York State Assembly Speaker Heastie Visits SCO

November 25, 2019 / SCO News

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie met with President and CEO Keith Little, SCO leadership, and staff on a recent visit to SCO’s Bronx campus serving youth in SCO’s care. Together, the SCO and Speaker’s teams identified potential ways we could collaborate around community service opportunities for our youth…

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SCO Receives Grants Supporting Programs for Children and Youth

November 21, 2019 / SCO News

SCO recently received funding from Robin Hood, Tiger Foundation and PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. in support of a variety of services for children and youth. Robin Hood awarded SCO Family of Services an $875,000 renewal grant that provides support for our three Transfer Schools: Bronx Arena High School East…

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SCO’s CARE Talks – “When They See Us Now”

November 13, 2019 / SCO News

On November 8th, more than 120 staff came together on our Madonna Heights campus to participate in SCO’s CARE Talks, the second in a series of CARE (Committee Advocating for Racial Equity) open forums. Participants viewed a screening of Oprah Winfrey’s “When They See Us Now” – a discussion of…

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SCO’s Foster Care Program Recognized for Excellence

October 31, 2019 / SCO News

Every quarter, the New York City Administration for Children Services (ACS) recognizes agencies for Excellence in Practice and Excellence in Performance. This quarter, SCO’s Foster Care Program received two Excellence in Performance awards. SCO was recognized for high achievement in securing Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGap) with a relative who…

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