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Child Welfare Advocates from Across NY Call on State to Address Children’s Behavioral Health Crisis, Stop Cuts to Children’s Services

January 29, 2020 / SCO News

Youth Suicide on the Rise in NY; Over Half of Children with Mental Health Condition or Substance Use Disorder Who Need Treatment Do Not Receive It. Campaign for Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids, Elected Officials Demand State Improve Access to Quality and Affordable Behavioral Health Care for Children and Families.

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Girls Computer Coding Workshop Sponsored by Senator Persaud

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

The Digital Girl Computer Coding Workshop sponsored by Senator Persaud was a great activity to expose girls and parents to the basics of computer coding. One of SCO’s Brownsville Play and Learn Tutoring participants, Anastasia, and a college student from the SCO College Mixer participated in the workshop,…

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SCO Holds Women Entrepreneurs Financial Workshop

January 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO held an Entrepreneurs Financial Workshop that catering specifically to the women entrepreneurs of Brownsville and its surrounding communities.  The Entrepreneur Financial Workshop was a continuation of SCO’s support to the women entrepreneurs through its series of Pop-Up Shops in Brownsville. Hosted by The Peli Firm, a family-owned, full…

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SCO Hosts College Mixer in Brownsville

January 15, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s College Mixer in Brownsville was an opportunity for youth, who are actively enrolled in or seeking enrollment in college, to participate in a conversation with a panel of professionals. Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, joined a distinguished panel that…

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SCO Family of Services Honors National Mentoring Month

January 14, 2020 / SCO News

January is National Mentoring Month, an annual nationwide campaign dedicated to celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement. At SCO Family of Services, we believe in mentorship and fostering relationships, which is why we offer multiple mentorship opportunities to the young people we serve. This fall, SCO launched SCO’s…

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The Gift of The Holidays in Sea Cliff

December 11, 2019 / SCO News

For more than three decades in Sea Cliff, The Catapano family and a steady group of friends, colleagues, and neighbors have been coming together every holiday season to pack and load duffel bags filled with presents and life essentials for teens and young adults in SCO Family of Services…

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‘Tis the Season at SCO Family of Services

December 11, 2019 / SCO News

On Monday, December 9th, SCO staff and their families gathered at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck to ring in the holiday celebrations. The evening included a fun photo booth with props, buffet-style dinner, and a live DJ. To add to the excitement, SCO employees received a raffle ticket upon…

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SCO Families Celebrate the Holiday Season in Style!

December 10, 2019 / SCO News

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas! Thanks to the Hornblower NYC team for taking the time to spend the holiday season with our families. Parents, guardians, children, and staff spent the evening on the Hornblower Cruise on the Hudson River where they ate delicious food, danced, enjoyed…

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SCO’s Women Entrepreneurs Fall Pop-Up Shop in Brownsville

November 20, 2019 / SCO News

Last week, ten Women Entrepreneurs exhibited at the Fall Pop-Up Shop at The Gregory Jackson Center in Brooklyn. The Pop-Up Shop showed off the talents and wares of local exhibitors including a local street vendor, an SCO employee in Brownsville, a caretaker at a preschool, community members from the…

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Keith Little Recognized In The 2019 Nonprofit Power 100

November 19, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, on being recognized as one of the top 100 figures making a difference for New Yorkers in need. Keith was included in City & State’s annual list of The 2019 Nonprofit Power 100. Keith made a…

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Art Therapy Exhibit at Sea Cliff Library Showcases Talents of Children and Young Adults

November 12, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services celebrated the opening of a new art exhibit at the Sea Cliff Library that showcases artwork by children and young adults from SCO’s Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center. Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman was among the guests in attendance at the opening reception on November…

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Shirlene McGee Recognized at the NY Alliance Conference

November 11, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to Shirlene McGee, Direct Support Professional (DSP) at SCO Family of Services Wheatley Heights Individual Residential Alternative (IRA). Shirlene was recognized at the NY Alliance – Long Island DSP Conference for her dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for those with whom she works.

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Honoring Former Executive Director Douglas O’Dell

September 26, 2019 / SCO News

A crowd of staff, Board members, and friends of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for nearly 125 years, gathered to honor former SCO Executive Director Douglas O’Dell for his unwavering commitment to improving the lives of children, youth, and families across Long…

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SCO Madonna Heights Opens New Library for Clients and Staff

September 25, 2019 / Madonna Heights News

SCO’s Bagatelle Library at Madonna Heights is officially open to all SCO clients and staff. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was a grand success! Thanks to our supporters and hardworking volunteers for donating books and converting the room into an incredible space. The library was named after the mansion where…

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SCO Family of Services Celebrates Harry Potter, Hogwarts, and Habilitation at Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

August 23, 2019 / SCO News

Participants at SCO Family of Services’ Day Hab Center unveil 8ft model inspired by J.K. Rowling’s book series as part of a therapeutic, habilitation program. Participants of SCO Family of Services’ Day Habilitation Center unveiled their massive Harry Potter inspired model of Hogwarts Castle to friends, elected officials, and…

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