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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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Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary Theater Night Features “IN THE HEIGHTS”

February 9, 2018 / Madonna Heights News

February 9, 2018 – Dix Hills, NY Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary 7th Annual Theater Night Wednesday, March 28, 2018 8:00pm Tickets & Info…

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Madonna Heights School Class of 2017 Celebrates Graduation!

August 23, 2017 / Madonna Heights News

August 23, 2017 - Dix Hills, NY - Our Madonna Heights School celebrated the graduation of nine young women at an emotional ceremony held on our Dix Hills campus August 18. Graduates shared their stories of struggle, hope, perseverance and triumph as they overcame obstacles and self-doubt to achieve the momentous goal of earning their diplomas. They thanked staff for always believing in them no matter what each day might bring, and for giving them the courage to believe in themselves.

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SCO Family of Services Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Develop Integrated Health and Wellness Center for Women in Suffolk County

July 31, 2017 / Uncategorized

SCO among 13 Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program Awards on Long Island August 1, 2017 - Dix Hills, NY – SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of social services, health care and mental health services to vulnerable populations, announced it has been awarded $933,000 to develop an integrated Women’s Health and Wellness Center

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Madonna Heights 37th Annual Golf Classic Raises Vital Funds for Women and Families

June 29, 2017 / Independent Youth News

June 29, 2017 - Dix Hills, NY  – Friends of SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs teed up June 19th for the 37th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic in Syosset, Long Island. The event, held at the Woodside Club, raised funds to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach, strengthen and empower young and adult women to heal from trauma.

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Congratulations to SCO’s 2017 Employee Recognition Winners!

June 1, 2017 / Madonna Heights News

June 1, 2017 - Glen Cove, NY - Congratulations to Rosemarie Bellock, Alison Critelli, Vonnetta Browne and Nydia Sutherland, winners of SCO's Employee Recognition Program.

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Thank You, Rosemary, and Good Luck!

January 18, 2017 / Madonna Heights News

January 18, 2017 - Glen Cove, NY  We recently paid tribute to Rosemary Stein, Chief Program Officer, who retired after a distinguished career spanning 40 years at SCO Family of Services.

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A Fresh Start – Angela’s Story

October 31, 2016 / Madonna Heights News

Angela had been struggling with substance abuse for some time when she lost custody of her 2-1/2-year-old daughter. Determined to do whatever it took to get her back, Angela checked into a rehab center where she learned of SCO’s Morning Star program. Morning Star offers residential care and transitional services…

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Madonna Heights’ Morning Star Program Helps Address Growing Need on Long Island

July 26, 2016 / Madonna Heights News

Long Island currently faces a worsening addiction crisis, as heroin use and prescription pill abuse surge to epidemic levels. The growing number of women in Suffolk and Nassau counties struggling with substance abuse/addiction make treatment programs more critically important than ever – particularly those tailored to the unique concerns of women in recovery, such as pregnancy, parenting, poverty and trauma…

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Madonna Heights Ladies Golf Classic 2016

June 17, 2016 / Madonna Heights News

It was a gorgeous day for golf as supporters hit the links for our 36th Annual Madonna Heights Ladies Golf Classic! Thanks to our participants and sponsors for making it such a success and congratulations to this year’s Madonna Heights Spirit Award winner Vicki DeLaurentis!

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2015 Holiday Cheer at SCO

December 18, 2015 / Independent Youth News

Thank you to the many, many SCO supporters and friends who donated thousands of gifts, organized holiday celebrations or otherwise supported the children, youth, adults, families and communities we serve during this special time of year. Below is just a sample of the overwhelming generosity shown toward New Yorkers in need during this season of giving.

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Madonna Heights 34th Annual Fashion Show Draws Nearly 300 Supporters

April 30, 2015 / Madonna Heights News

Madonna Heights Fashion Show Chair Barbara Harris and SCO Family of Services Chief Program Officer Rosemary Stein. Three hundred local supporters celebrated the Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary’s 34th Annual Dinner and Fashion Show at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on April 29th to benefit SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs. Madonna Heights serves adolescent girls recovering from trauma and women in recovery at its Dix Hills campus, and also provides an on-campus mental health clinic and shelters for women and their children. “The commitment of the Ladies Auxiliary to the young women in our Madonna Heights programs is inspirational,” said Douglas O’Dell, Interim Executive Director of SCO Family of Services. “They exemplify what ‘giving back’ is all about.”

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NYS Senator Phil Boyle Visits Our Morning Star II Residence

December 4, 2014 / Madonna Heights News

Two young mothers who were addicted to heroin and are currently in recovery at our Morning Star II residence on Wednesday described their experiences to New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R) 4th Senate District, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, in a meeting at our Madonna Heights campus in Dix Hills, Long Island.

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Nourishing body & soul at Madonna Heights’ Café Believe

September 18, 2014 / Independent Youth News

Homemade breakfast burritos, chocolate chip pancakes and strawberry smoothies served at a five-star table setting…Thursday morning breakfasts haven’t been the same since Café Believe opened at our Madonna Heights Residence in December 2012. What began as a challenge for the overnight staff to create an incentive for residents to complete their morning routines, has turned into a wonderful weekly homemade breakfast prepared and served to the residents by the overnight staff in a cozy campus kitchen.

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Madonna Heights Ladies Golf & Dinner Classic A Big Success!

August 12, 2014 / Independent Youth News

More than 100 supporters hit the greens this week for the 34th Annual Madonna Heights Ladies Golf & Dinner Classic at Huntington Crescent Country Club. The event, which honored Kathy Sullivan, former Director of Development at Madonna Heights, raises funds to support our Madonna Heights programs for teens, women, children…

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