group of diverse young women in conversationWelcome to Madonna Heights, an empowering environment designed specifically for women and young ladies to heal and thrive. Located on a 56 acre campus setting in Dix Hills, Madonna Heights provides 24-hour care to address the physical, emotional, and social needs unique to women and girls. We help build confidence, strengthen family bonds, and support the transition back home or to a home in the community.


What’s New at Madonna Heights

Madonna Heights Wins Social Impact Award at 12th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards

SCO’s Madonna Heights is thrilled to have won the prestigious Social Impact Award at the 12th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards. The Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award is given to a nonprofit that measures success not just by meeting its mission, but by affecting the surrounding community. Our Madonna Heights campus was honored with the award in recognition of its comprehensive and trauma-informed approach to caring for women and girls. Madonna Heights in Dix Hills is expressly designed to meet the unique needs of women and girls who have undergone trauma or hardship and need holistic support. Services address substance abuse, medical needs, and mental health challenges and are offered on a beautiful 56-acre campus, providing a total healing environment. See video.

SCO Family of Services Celebrates $1M Legacy Gift and Names Madonna Heights Residence for Mothers in Recovery the Scanlan-Dufek Residence

SCO Family of Services celebrated a $1M bequest from long-time champion Marie Scanlan at a special ribbon cutting and dedication of its residence for women in recovery on the Madonna Heights campus.

The Scanlan-Dufek Residence, named in honor of Marie Scanlan and Thomas Dufek, a former Board Member of Madonna Heights and SCO Family of Services, is home to the Morning Star II residential recovery program that enables mothers recovering from substance and opioid abuse to live with their young children while receiving treatment. Morning Star II is the only program of its kind on LI that enables mothers to cohabitate with their children.

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