Foster Care


It’s all about Caring

For over 50 years, SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care practice has been helping children and their families grow, heal and thrive. We find safe, temporary families for children and teens throughout New York City and Long Island. In addition to family foster care, we also provide therapeutic foster care for children with behavioral health challenges and group homes for older teens and young moms with babies.

The ultimate goal of foster care is permanency. We work to ensure that children are safely reunified with their family, placed in loving adoptive homes, or confidently set on the path to adulthood. See our Foster Care video.

We provide comprehensive services to the foster parent, the birth parent, and the child, with the goal of creating positive relationships while in care and beyond.

  • Extensive support, training, and 24-hour assistance for foster parents
  • A support network for the birth parent to reunify with the child
  • A safe, stable family environment for the child

What’s Happening

Foster Parent Training Calendar – August 2019

Become a Foster Parent – Attend an Upcoming Orientation Session

4 out of 5

runaway or homeless youth leaving our transitional living programs are engaged in educational pursuits or gainful employment

We provide

24,000

families and individuals with support services and community activities