SCO Family of Services Family Dynamics’ 8th Annual Art, Wine & Design Auction Supports After School and Family Support Programs in Brooklyn

 

April 30, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  More than 125 local art, wine and design lovers gathered at the Lightbox in Manhattan April 23rd for the 8th Annual SCO Family Dynamics Art, Wine & Design Auction to raise awareness and funds for community-based family and after school programs in Central Brooklyn.

The evening’s silent and live auctions featured artwork donated by contemporary artists, vineyard tours at Long Island wineries, and home design items. The evening also included a paddle raise to help raise funds for Family Dynamics programs. Many contributing artists and donors were on hand for the proceedings, which were overseen by event co-chairs Helen Allen Smith and Grace Morgan, as well as auctioneer Amy Papola.

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SCO’s Karolina Veprek Honored as One of New York Nonprofit Media’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars

April 10, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY  SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services throughout New York City and on Long Island, today announced Karolina Veprek, Special Projects Manager of SCO Family of Services, will be honored as one of New York Nonprofit Media’s “40 Under 40” rising stars in New York’s nonprofits at a reception April 12 at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Each year, NYN Media selects 40 men and women under the age of 40 who have already made a significant impact in the field of human services and who are poised to do great things in the years to come. Ms. Veprek has been selected as one of those individuals.

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SCO’s Karen Abreu-Rosano Inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame

April 3, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services throughout New York City and on Long Island, today announced the induction of Karen Abreu-Rosano, Assistant Executive Director of SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care Programs, into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano was introduced by New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, who represents District 14, where one of SCO’s Foster Care programs is located, at a ceremony at the New York State Capitol Building in Albany March 13th.

Each year, SCO Family of Services helps find safe homes and caring families for hundreds of children and youth who have been placed in Foster Care – with the goal of family reunification. Behind every safe home and caring family stands Karen Abreu-Rosano. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano oversees Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Family Foster Care and Adoption, including health and mental health services for children in placement. She ensures that all children and youth in SCO’s Foster Care program have the opportunity to succeed and are supported in every way possible.

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

February 9, 2018 – Dix Hills, NY

Madonna Heights Ladies Auxiliary
7th Annual Theater Night
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:00pm
Tickets & Info

SCO Brownsville and PBS Kids Present Sneak Peek of New Show – PINKALICOUS & PETERIFFIC!

February 9, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY 

Screening: Pinkalicious & Peterrific 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm
519 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Direct Support Professionals Program Expands

February 1, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY – Thanks to a recent award of $96,000 from the New York State Department of Labor, SCO’s Center for Professional Development is expanding the work of our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) program. The DSP program provides classroom based and online training and interdisciplinary Learning Labs for the 200 Direct Support Professional who work with our children and adults with special needs every day – helping them develop and improve their job skills in order to succeed and advance in their direct support roles. Training focuses on four areas: Putting People First, Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships, Demonstrating Professionalism, and Supporting Safety.

SCO Family of Services to Open Independence Inn VII

February 1, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services has received funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development to open Independence Inn VII, a transitional independent living residence for runaway and homeless teen/young adult mothers and their children. SCO will also provide early education services and work in partnership with the Jeremiah Program to provide the coaching necessary for residents to achieve academic success within a career-track college education.

The Jeremiah Program is an evidence-informed model that is currently implemented in six states that places emphasis on educational achievement. This two-generational model provides support for career-track college education; life skills and empowerment training; and a supportive community.

SCO Family of Services Appoints Keith Little Executive Director

Enhanced Leadership Further Positions Agency to Transform Lives of At-Risk New Yorkers

January 3, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services throughout New York City and on Long Island, today announced the appointment of Keith M. Little to the position of Executive Director. In this role, Mr. Little assumes oversight of the agency’s extensive continuum of residential and community-based child welfare, early childhood, youth development, family support, special needs, and homeless services. Mr. Little joined SCO in September 2017 as Deputy Executive Director, and succeeds Douglas O’Dell, who previously announced his intentions to step down after 27 years with the agency.

A hands-on leader with over 30 years of experience at state, city, and nonprofit organizations, Mr. Little brings considerable expertise in the provision of mental health, health care, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs. He has been a tireless advocate for children, youth, and families throughout the metropolitan area. Most recently, he served as Executive Director at Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families where he was credited with building organizational capacity, external collaborations, and financial sustainability.

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SCO’s Close to Home Program Recognized

November 9, 2017 – New York, NY – SCO’s Close to Home (C2H) program was recognized for successfully completing the “candidacy” period of Performance-based Standards (PbS) at an awards banquet held by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services Division of Youth & Family Development. Performancebased Standards (PbS) is a data-driven improvement model grounded in research that holds juvenile justice agencies, facilities and residential care providers to the highest standards for operations, programs and services. SCO, along with other C2H providers, were presented with plaques for the accomplishment.

Sandra Arboleda, SCO Preventive Program Director, Receives Community Leadership Award

October 31, 2017 – Elmhurst, NY – Sandra Arboleda, Director of our Woodside Preventive Program, received a community leadership award from the Elmhurst Community Partnership (ECP) for her work with victims of domestic violence in the Latina community. Sandra received the award at ECP’s Third Dinner for Women, held recently at the Boulevard Restaurant in Queens. She was one of five influential women who were recognized for their contributions to the community and to ECP’s mission. Read more.

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