SCO News

Celebrating SCO Staff!

May 20, 2019 / Uncategorized

We honored our incredible staff for their compassion, hard work and dedication at our annual SCO Staff Recognition Dinner May 16th. Congratulation to our longevity honorees (356 strong), our CHAMP award winners*, and our TEAM award winners**. We are proud and grateful for each and every SCO employee for continuing…

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SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program Celebrates Moms

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

BROOKLYN, NY – The gentlemen of SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program held a special event May 11th to recognize outstanding mothers in Brownsville and neighboring communities. The celebration included lunch served by the fathers in the program. “Our dads wanted to do something special for mothers to recognize and…

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Advocates ask $50M for foster care aid

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

Advocates for foster care took to the steps of Borough Hall on Tuesday morning asking the city for funding for youth programs. “There are a lot of important challenges facing our country and our city that will take decades to resolve, that are too complicated,” said Bill Weisberg, executive director…

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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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Food Bank For NYC Offering Free Tax Assistance For Low-Income New Yorkers

May 15, 2019 / SCO News

Tax Day is Monday, April 15. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet—and need help doing so—Food Bank For New York City has set up tax assistance sites across the five boroughs offering free tax preparation service to low-income New Yorkers. Professional tax preparers staff the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance…

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Queens foster youth and advocates call for funding to support foster youth from middle school to early adulthood

May 15, 2019 / SCO News

During the final weeks of budget negotiations between the mayor and City Council, young people in foster care, advocates and child welfare agencies rallied on the steps of Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday to demand full funding for tools that will provide equal opportunity for young people…

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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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Making an Impact

April 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO recently received grants to continue or enhance a variety of programs that are making a difference for our clients and the communities we serve. They include: Renewed funding from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation for SCO’s work in Brownsville as we deepen our roots and collaborate with…

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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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SCO Awarded $604,000 Ottilie Renovation Grant

March 28, 2019 / SCO News

SCO was awarded a capital grant from the Office of Mental Health to renovate our Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility. The grant will help us transform Ottilie into a state-of-the-art facility that supports an innovative training program for our youth. It will focus on the culinary arts as well as specific…

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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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Last year,

97%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards

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new locations for our Day Habilitation program are helping 40% more adults with developmental disabilities attain higher levels of socialization and independence