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Foster Care


It’s All About Caring

OPEN YOUR HEART AND HOME! SCO Family of Services will be offering ONLINE orientations to families interested in becoming foster parents. Please complete the online application and we will contact you. 

Become a Foster Parent – Attend an Upcoming Orientation Session

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

July 2020 – Foster Care Parent Training Calendar.

Click here for instructions for accessing the foster parent portal on the Relias Learning Management System. 

The health, safety, and well-being of our staff and those we serve is our most important priority. All IN-PERSON foster parent training and orientation are CANCELED until further notice.

96%

of 12th graders in SCO's Family Foster Care program graduated high school, with 65% enrolled in post-secondary education

Last year, we placed

2,007

youth in employment, subsidized employment or internships