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 Dynamics’ Art, Wine & Design Auction Supports After School and Family Support Programs in Brooklyn

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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
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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

Direct Support Professionals Program Expands

February 1, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY – Thanks to a recent award of $96,000 from the New York State Department of Labor, SCO’s Center for Professional Development is expanding the work of our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) program. The DSP program provides classroom based and online training and interdisciplinary Learning Labs for the 200 Direct Support Professional who work with our children and adults with special needs every day – helping them develop and improve their job skills in order to succeed and advance in their direct support roles. Training focuses on four areas: Putting People First, Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships, Demonstrating Professionalism, and Supporting Safety.

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