Manuel’s Story

Manuel is a man with a plan. He loves to cook and aspires to be a chef at a 5-star restaurant one day. Until then, he hones his skills at home preparing his children’s favorite meals each week. A hard-working, single father of three teenagers, ‘family first’ is his mantra and guiding force through good times and bad.

When a series of unfortunate events caused Manuel to lose his job, fall behind in rent, and eventually lose his apartment, he worried about his kids, he worried for himself; he needed to find a way to keep his family together.

Manuel and his children moved into SCO’s Flushing Family Residence in Brooklyn to help him get back on his feet. Manuel recalls, “They gave us a second chance at life. SCO provided me with a roof over my head, access to food pantries, and even provided us with fun and recreation that lifted our spirits.”

While at the shelter, the family received counseling, housing services, and family support services to ease the transition. Manuel laid out a clear path for his family. His goal was to “find us a home, build a foundation, and get the kids in school.” He wasted no time in setting that plan in action. Manuel found steady employment working at a men’s shelter, which he recalls “opened my eyes and pushed me to want to be better and do better for my family.” Staff helped Manuel find an apartment suitable for his large family and their cat Patrick, who had been living with a friend. And all three children settled into their new schools and new life.

“SCO is heaven sent,” exclaimed Manuel. “I am able to do more for my family now and live a productive life.”

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Corporate Compliance

SCO Family of Services is a human services organization committed to the highest standards of integrity and honesty in our business dealings. As part of our ongoing commitment to embody and promote the highest ethical standards, we have established a Corporate Compliance Program.

This program furthers the integrity and ethics of SCO Family of Services which has as its mission helping vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. It promotes adherence to laws, regulation and the agency’s internal policies. It is also designed to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the delivery of our services.

SCO Family of Services’ Compliance Officer is responsible for implementing the program and can be reached at (516) 953-1819. While we encourage and prefer direct communication with our Compliance Office, you may also call our Compliance Hotline at (866) 350-9213. Should you want your name to be held in confidence, we will honor your request. You may also lodge your concerns anonymously.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to review our Corporate Compliance Program.

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87%

of young adults in foster care (18+) are enrolled in school or working

Last year,

94%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded goals for social-emotional development

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