Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The work of Center for Family Life is grounded in the daily, lived experience of the Sunset Park community and guided by a vision of neighborhood families and social institutions evolving over time and contributing to each other’s ongoing development.
Our comprehensive range of services aims to sustain and nurture families, and to create a supportive community from which children can emerge as confident, capable adults.
The Center’s programs are designed to reinforce the role of the agency as a stabilizing anchor in the community, one that provides culturally consonant services and creates environments where participants’ strengths are recognized and they are treated as valued partners rather than subjects.
Through our extensive portfolio of integrated services, Center for Family Life serves over 15,000 individuals in over 8,000 families each year.
What’s Happening at CFL
Please follow this link to read the in-depth write up of our Life Lines program, published by Barbara Cervone on What Kids Can Do.org. Ms. Cervone joined the Life Lines camping retreat and attended the subsequent “Connections” performance- where she spent considerable time interviewing our dedicated staff and participants. Life Lines: Finding Family through Musical Improv in Sunset Park captures Life Lines’ vibrant energy, use of social group work to engage and empower youth, camaraderie, and lasting impact on students.
Take a minute to listen WNYC’s powerful story highlighting CFL’s innovative Sanctuary Families Project.
“The bottom line is, if there are dozens of children in Sunset Park who suddenly had nowhere to go and I had space, how could I not do this?” she said.
of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards
students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma