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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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SCO Family of Services Recognized by Brooklyn Defender Services for Helping Fathers in Brooklyn Reconnect with Their Families

July 16, 2019 / SCO News

Brooklyn Defenders Services honored SCO for their comprehensive Fatherhood Program that provides support and parenting classes to fathers in Brownsville, Bed-Stuyvesant and East New York. Brooklyn Defender Services honored SCO Family of Services for the success and widespread influence of its Fatherhood Program. The award was accepted by Fatherhood…

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SCO’s 2019 College Shower in Brownsville

July 8, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!! The college applications have been completed, the acceptance letter came, and graduation day passed, so now what? Preparing for college can be a challenging time for families, considering personal expenses, adjusting to new routines, and living independently. Last week, SCO Family of Services…

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Nassau County Fire Riders 13th Annual “Christmas in June” Toy Run at SCO Family of Services

July 1, 2019 / SCO News

Don’t you wish it was Christmas? Well, Christmas came early for the children at SCO’s Roberts J. McMahon Children’s Center.  The Nassau County Fire Riders were joined by hundreds of other motorcycle enthusiasts as they escorted Santa to bring donated toys to distribute to the children and adolescents with…

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Soaring to New Heights at the 2019 Annual Benefit!

June 24, 2019 / SCO News

Hundreds of SCO Family of Services’ friends and supporters came together on Thursday, June 20th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to celebrate SCO’s 2019 Annual Benefit and its dedication to providing life-changing results for New Yorkers in need. SCO honored two longtime supporters, Central Business Systems and Philip J.

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Advocates ask $50M for foster care aid

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services and Fair Futures took the steps of Borough Hall to ask the city for funding for youth programs in the foster care program. Fair Futures, a coalition of nearly 100 child welfare agencies, nonprofits, foundations, advocates and young adults are hoping the city will be the…

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Advocates Urge Mayor de Blasio to Fully Cover State Budget Cuts to NYC Public Health Programs in FY20 Budget

May 16, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services joined forces with other nonprofit providers to bring awareness to NYC Mayor’s current executive budget proposal, which excludes matching funds for Council discretionary-funded community-based organizations. Nearly 80 healthcare providers, advocates, and community members joined with City Council Members Levine, Rivera, and Eugene at City Hall to…

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SCO Family of Services Rallies With Fair Futures at Queens Borough Hall

May 16, 2019 / SCO News

Over 4,000 middle and high-school-aged youth are entrusted to the care of New York City through the foster care system, and approximately 600-700 age out of the system each year without a consistent adult to rely on. May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and SCO Family of…

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Jeremiah Program Coaches Single Mothers in Brownsville Through College

April 30, 2019 / SCO News

The program provides a range of supportive services to help mothers and their families find a path out of poverty. Jeremiah Program New York, a national nonprofit providing career preparedness and support services for single mothers, is currently recruiting for the next…

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SCO’s FirstStepNYC Celebrates The Week of the Child

April 29, 2019 / SCO News

At SCO Family of Services, we are no strangers to The Week of the Young Child (WOYC), an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The week-long celebration included five fun-filled themed days that SCO’s FirstStepNYC participated in. This event…

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SCO Family of Services Honors Iconic Child Welfare Advocate Sister Paulette LoMonaco

April 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services supporters and staff gathered to honor long-time child welfare advocate, Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, at SCO’s first annual “Speakeasy Soiree” at the Mutual of America Building in New York City. Sr. Paulette, who recently retired as Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, is the…

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SCO Takes The Great Stage!

April 12, 2019 / SCO News

The Great Stage, home of The Radio City Rockettes, is where dreams are made and stars are born! It’s every entertainers dream to perform there. The Garden of Dreams Talent Show is an annual show where children from various partner organizations get to perform at Radio City…

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Growing and Learning with Books

April 10, 2019 / SCO News

Student leaders from Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College celebrated the joy of reading with over 25 youth and their families at “Growing and Learning with Books,” a special day designed to foster childhood literacy, in conjunction…

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Center for Family Life’s 13th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium

March 22, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Held on Wednesday, March 6th at Recess in Brooklyn, Center for Family Life hosted their 13th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium. The Symposium engaged service providers and advocates in a conversation about Sanctuary Families: Using Popular Education as a Social Justice Tool. This event featured the unveiling…

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SCO Presents at COFCCA

March 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO’s Travis O’Dell and Windy Vargas presented a breakout session at the COFCCA Residential Care Worker Conference on Thursday, March 21st. About 100 people from organizations throughout the city attended the conference. Their interactive workshop entitled “Boundaries and Sexual Misconduct” provided an opportunity for attendees to learn…

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of participants in our award-winning Fathers' Program met their goals by improving their relationship with their children, financial commitment to their children, and/or connecting to essential services

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students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma