Trip to D.C. Inspires Fathers’ Program Dads

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July 18, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  On a recent trip to the African American History Museum in Washington D.C., dads in SCO’s Fathers’ Program along with their families and staff, learned about slavery, Jim Crow, and the many contributions that African Americans have made to American society. The visit underscored the importance of perseverance despite tremendous obstacles. The message was well received.

Vibe Comes to C2H

July 18, 2018 – Queens, NY  Datwon Thomas, executive editor of Vibe Magazine, came to speak with the young people at our Close to Home residence in Queens. They discussed different genres of music and he shared his trials and tribulations of everything from being an intern to starting his own magazine to becoming the executive editor of Vibe. Datwon inspired our youth, showing them that anything is possible with hard work and determination.

SCO Family of Services Expands Morning Star II: A Residential Recovery Program for Women with Young Children in Suffolk County

July 16, 2018 – Dix Hills, NY – Today, SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of social services, health care and mental health services to vulnerable populations, opened an expansion to its successful Morning Star II residential recovery program that will allow mothers recovering from substance and opioid abuse to live with their young children while receiving treatment.  Morning Star II is located on SCO’s Madonna Heights campus in Dix Hills, Long Island, and is the only residential recovery program on LI that enables mothers to cohabitate with their children.

“Morning Star II provides an array of therapeutic services that help women in recovery with young children to develop a substance-free, self-supporting lifestyle,” said Keith Little, Executive Director of SCO. “We recognize that treatment is more successful when mother and child are living together, and are proud to facilitate mothers and their children in overcoming obstacles and healing together.” [Read more…]

SCO Family of Services Annual Benefit Honors Cohen & Gresser LLP, Raises Vital Funds to Strengthen New York Families

July 3, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY – Supporters of SCO Family of Services, the Glen Cove-based human services nonprofit, enjoyed a night of entertainment and inspiration at the SCO Annual Benefit on June 14th at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Funds raised at the annual event help SCO Family of Services provide life-changing results for more than 60,000 children, teens, families and adults each year across Long Island and New York City. [Read more…]

SCO Family of Services Raises Record $89,000 at 38th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic

June 18, 2018 – Dix Hills, NY – Friends of SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs teed up June 7th for the 38th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at the Woodside Club in Muttontown, Long Island, raising a record $89,000 to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach, strengthen and empower young and adult women to heal from trauma.

Jackie Tyree Kos and Al Kos of Farmingdale received the Madonna Heights Spirit Award for their commitment to the women and children served by SCO Madonna Heights.

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SCO Family of Services Continues to Strengthen Management Team to Further Improve Outcomes for New Yorkers in Need

Jennifer Outlaw Appointed Chief Program Officer; Stephen Mack Promoted to Chief Financial and Administrative Officer; Madeline Martinez Promoted to Chief of Staff

June 11, 2018 – Glen Cove, NY SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for over 100 years, today announced the appointments of three senior executives to further strengthen and guide the agency in its mission-driven work to improve the lives and well-being of children, teens, and families, and individuals with special needs and developmental disabilities.  Jennifer Outlaw will join SCO’s Executive Cabinet as Chief Program Officer (CPO). Stephen Mack broadens his position as Chief Financial Officer with the added responsibilities of Chief Administrative Officer.  Madeline Martinez has been promoted to the post of Chief of Staff.  All three positions report to Executive Director, Keith M. Little, who took the helm of the agency earlier this year. [Read more…]

Westbrook Students Take on DC

June 8, 2018 – Westbury, NY  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 and toured the Capitol building as well as many other of the city’s incredible monuments and memorials. The experience was all the more rewarding as they were able to share it with their parents.

A special thank you to James Roach and our friends at DHC for helping to create memories that our students will cherish for a lifetime.

 

Foster Care Youth Sharpen Skills On and Off the Court

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 shared past experiences and discussed future goals and what it will take to achieve them.

This unique opportunity was part of a partnership with Cicatelli Associates (CAI) to strengthen healthy behaviors and provide positive role models for young men in foster care. Photos.

NYC Administration for Children’s Services Recognizes SCO’s Windy Vargas with Outstanding Provider Staff Award

May 24, 2018 – Manhattan, NY  Windy Vargas, SCO Training Specialist, received the Outstanding Provider Staff Award at NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ Sixth Annual LGBTQ & Ally Awards. The event, held at the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan May 23rd, honored the leadership, contributions, and achievements of key stakeholders committed to promoting and affirming safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) children, youth, and families within foster care and juvenile justice settings in New York City. [Read more…]

Dads Celebrating Moms

May 13, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY  Dads in our Fathers’ Program recognized outstanding moms in the Brownsville community by hosting a Mother’s Day Luncheon May 12th in SCO’s Morris Koppelman Early Childhood Education Center. Mothers were given the white glove treatment in an afternoon that included awards, gifts, massages and activities for the kids.

New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud was on hand to help us celebrate and generously provided gifts for our raffle. Photos.

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