SCO News

SCO’s Stephen Hanmer Speaks about the Need for School Transportation for Youth in Foster Care at NYC Committee Hearing

November 5, 2018 / SCO News

Stephen Hanmer, Director of Education and Permanency Support of SCO’s Foster Care program, spoke passionately at the NYC Council Education Committee Hearing about the need for transportation for youth in foster care to attend their school of origin. Stephen shared an example of a real case to emphasize the…

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Jetson Electric Visits FirstStepNYC to Help “Read for the Record”

November 5, 2018 / SCO News

Our friends from Jetson Electric paid a visit to our FirstStepNYC Early Childhood Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn this morning to read the children’s book “Maybe Something Beautiful” to our kids. The reading and related activities that followed were part of Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record”, an annual childhood literacy event…

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NYC Councilman Reynoso Visits SCO’s Flushing Family Residence

November 2, 2018 / SCO News

NYC Council Member Antonio Reynoso visited our Family Flushing Residence, a family shelter located in Brooklyn, where he met with SCO and NYC Department of Homeless Services staff to discuss how he can better support the program and help SCO build partnerships in the local community. Following a discussion, Councilman…

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Weaving Excellence: The 5th Annual SCO Conference

November 2, 2018 / SCO News

We held our 5th Annual SCO Conference Oct. 23-24th bringing together direct support professionals, human services workers, clinicians and leaders from programs throughout SCO to network, learn and be inspired. The theme: Weaving Excellence: A Fabric of Best Practice, was highlighted in breakout sessions and by Dr. Bertice Berry, sociologist,…

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Assemblywoman Davila Visits SCO’s Bethany Program

November 2, 2018 / SCO News

Assemblywoman Maritza Davila paid a visit to our Bethany Program for teen mothers in foster care. Assemblywoman Davila’s generous support funded renovations to our Brooklyn facility giving our families a brighter space in which to thrive. Thank you, Assemblywoman Davila, for supporting our programs and inspiring our young moms!…

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SCO Executive Director Keith Little Honored

November 2, 2018 / SCO News

SCO Executive Director Keith Little was recently honored for his distinguished career in human services by City & State New York. Keith was presented with his award at City & State’s Health & Wellness Summit October 2nd. The Summit brought together public officials, social service corporations, advocacy groups, academia…

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SCO Family of Services Raises over $375,000 at Annual Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 19, 2018 / SCO News

Photos SCO Honors Linda and Nick Cortese, Owners of CCP/Contract Cleaning Professionals More than 140 golfers teed off on October 10th for the SCO Treiber Memorial Golf Outing, raising more than $375,000 to support the work of SCO Family of Services, a provider of human services for…

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SCO’s LGBTQ Program Honored with “Excellence in Practice” Award

September 24, 2018 / SCO News

SCO’s LGBTQ program received the “Excellence in Practice” Award from New York City Administration for Children’s Services in recognition of their superior practice and exceptional work with LGBTQ youth in foster care. Deputy Commissioner Julie Farber and Associate Commissioner Neil Friedman presented the award at ACS’ Quarterly Foster Care Directors…

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SCO Flushing Family Residence Hosts Back to School Community Fair

September 11, 2018 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY  Lots of surprises were in store for residents of SCO Family of Services’ Flushing Family Residence at their 1st Annual Back to School Community Fair. Special guest New York Knicks center Enes Kanter hand delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to the children who currently live at the…

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SCO “College Shower” Prepares Brownsville Youth for College Life

August 23, 2018 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY  SCO Family of Services hosted a “College Shower” at The Gregory Jackson Center for Brownsville on August 4th for college bound freshmen from Brownsville and neighboring communities.  SCO partnered with Community Solutions to provide each student a free college pack filled with essential school and dorm supplies, teach…

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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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SCO Fathers’ Program Named Fatherhood Program of the Year

July 18, 2018 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY  Congratulations to our Fathers’ Program on being named Department of Youth and Community Development’s Fatherhood Initiative Program of the Year! The program helps fathers reconnect with their children and develop essential parenting skills through classes, workshops, and support groups — plus special events for the…

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Last year, we helped

418

adults become employed heads of households

340

young adults served by SCO are in college this academic year