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SCO Receives Rave Reviews from COA

August 1, 2018 / SCO News

Glen Cove, NY  The Council on Accreditation just finished up their re-accreditation review of SCO, a process that occurs every four years. A team of eight peer reviewers spent four days reviewing case records, interviewing staff at all levels and observing our settings and our work. In all, they visited…

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SCO Residential Treatment Facility Receives $600,000 Grant

August 1, 2018 / Madonna Heights News

Dix Hills, NY  SCO was awarded a 3-year, $600,000 contract from the NYS Office of Mental Health to enhance services at our Madonna Heights Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) that provides intensive residential mental health services for adolescent girls. The goal of the pilot is to reduce the amount of time…

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SCO’s Laurel Salmon Receives AFTA Award

August 1, 2018 / SCO News

Bronx, NY  We’re so proud of Laurel Salmon, Program Director of our Courtlandt Avenue Clinic in the Bronx, on receiving American Family Therapy Academy’s (AFTA) Early Career Award! Laurel was recognized for her outstanding achievement and potential and was presented with her award at AFTA’s annual conference. Laurel’s award…

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Congratulations, C.H.A.M.P.s!

August 1, 2018 / SCO News

Glen Cove, NY  Congratulations Darlene Ellison and Teresa Buckingham – SCO’s Spring 2018 C.H.A.M.P. winners! Darlene, a Caseworker in our Queens West Foster Care program, has been with SCO since 2012. Teresa, a Campus Supervisor at our Madonna Heights Group Residence, has been working with us since 1995. Both women were…

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Westbrook Students Take on DC

June 8, 2018 / SCO News

Students at SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School headed down to Washington DC for a hands-on civics lesson in June.  The students, parents, and staff spent 2 days in the nation’s capital soaking up history and experiencing democracy in action. The students visited with Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and Congressman Lee Zeldin…

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Foster Care Youth Sharpen Skills On and Off the Court

May 25, 2018 / Independent Youth News

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…

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CFL Hosts Celebrating Community Event

May 24, 2018 / Center for Family LIfe News

Sunset Park, Brooklyn –…

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Foster Care Mentoring Program featured in Represent

April 26, 2018 / Independent Youth News

SCO introduced an innovative mentoring program that pairs current young people in foster care with mentors who share similar experiences, as former foster youth.  The year-long program culminated in a farewell dinner that was documented by Represent Magazine.  Read the full story…

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CFL Hosts 12th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium

February 14, 2018 / Center for Family LIfe News

Sunset Park, Brooklyn – Sanctuary Families: Preparing and Protecting Our Immigrant Neighbors was the topic at Center for Family Life’s 12th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium February 14th. A standing room only crowd was on hand at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies in Manhattan for this important discussion on…

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CFL Participates in Immigrant Advocacy Event

November 19, 2017 / Center for Family LIfe News

Sunset Park, Brooklyn –  The Congregation Beth Elohim Refugee Task Force in partnership with the Community Bookstore staged Undocumented. Unaccompanied. Unwelcome., an immigrant advocacy event, in the Sanctuary Building at the Synagogue at 274 Garfield Place in Park Slope on November 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. Valeria Luiselli, author of Tell…

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CFL Appears on NBC’s Give Broadcast

October 28, 2017 / Uncategorized

Sunset Park, Brooklyn – Celebrity Chef Sunny Anderson & NBC’s Give visited CFL and thats when things really started cookin’! The segment aired Saturday, October 28th during NBC’s The More You Know on channel 4. They really surprised us, we hope you love the reveal as much as we do! A…

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