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SCO’s CARE Talks – “When They See Us Now”

November 13, 2019 / SCO News

On November 8th, more than 120 staff came together on our Madonna Heights campus to participate in SCO’s CARE Talks, the second in a series of CARE (Committee Advocating for Racial Equity) open forums. Participants viewed a screening of Oprah Winfrey’s “When They See Us Now” – a discussion of…

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Art Therapy Exhibit at Sea Cliff Library Showcases Talents of Children and Young Adults

November 12, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services celebrated the opening of a new art exhibit at the Sea Cliff Library that showcases artwork by children and young adults from SCO’s Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center. Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman was among the guests in attendance at the opening reception on November…

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Shirlene McGee Recognized at the NY Alliance Conference

November 11, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to Shirlene McGee, Direct Support Professional (DSP) at SCO Family of Services Wheatley Heights Individual Residential Alternative (IRA). Shirlene was recognized at the NY Alliance – Long Island DSP Conference for her dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for those with whom she works.

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SCO’s Foster Care Program Recognized for Excellence

October 31, 2019 / SCO News

Every quarter, the New York City Administration for Children Services (ACS) recognizes agencies for Excellence in Practice and Excellence in Performance. This quarter, SCO’s Foster Care Program received two Excellence in Performance awards. SCO was recognized for high achievement in securing Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGap) with a relative who…

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SCO Family of Services and Human Services Collaborative Pilot Artificial Intelligence to Support Children and Families in Foster Care

October 28, 2019 / SCO News

Social Impact AI Lab – New York Wins First Prize in the Robert Wood Johnson Social Determinants of Health Challenge Glen Cove NY – SCO Family of Services is part of a team of agencies working to bring Artificial Intelligence to the social services world. The collaborative, called Social Impact…

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SCO Family of Services Holds 6th Annual Conference: Celebrating Connections: Bringing the Family Together

October 28, 2019 / SCO News

Event Attracts over 400 Clinicians, Educators, and Direct Service Professionals Glen Cove, NY – SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services for nearly 125 years, hosted the sixth in a series of annual professional development conferences for staff working with children, youth, and adults with special needs and…

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SCO Family of Services Raises over $410,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 25, 2019 / SCO News

Photos SCO Honors Enterprise Fleet Management It was a brisk day but spirits were high as more than 150 golfers hit the links October 22nd for the SCO Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. The annual event raised over $410,000 in support of SCO Family of Services,…

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Celebrating Our Direct Support Professionals!

September 27, 2019 / SCO News

Nearly 200 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) attended the annual DSP luncheon at the Glen Cove Knights of Columbus to recognize and celebrate the important work they do with our children and adults with disabilities. The “Cowboys and Cowgirls” themed event featured a photo booth, corn hole toss competition, awards and…

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Honoring Former Executive Director Douglas O’Dell

September 26, 2019 / SCO News

A crowd of staff, Board members, and friends of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for nearly 125 years, gathered to honor former SCO Executive Director Douglas O’Dell for his unwavering commitment to improving the lives of children, youth, and families across Long…

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SCO Madonna Heights Opens New Library for Clients and Staff

September 25, 2019 / Madonna Heights News

SCO’s Bagatelle Library at Madonna Heights is officially open to all SCO clients and staff. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was a grand success! Thanks to our supporters and hardworking volunteers for donating books and converting the room into an incredible space. The library was named after the mansion where…

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SCO Co-Hosts Brownsville Job & Resource Fair

August 29, 2019 / SCO News

On August 8th, SCO Family of Services partnered with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, CUNY Kingsborough and Community Solutions to host the Brownsville Job & Resource Fair at the Gregory Jackson Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The fair, which was held from 4-7pm to accommodate working adults seeking better opportunities, provided local residents…

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SCO Family of Services Celebrates Harry Potter, Hogwarts, and Habilitation at Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

August 23, 2019 / SCO News

Participants at SCO Family of Services’ Day Hab Center unveil 8ft model inspired by J.K. Rowling’s book series as part of a therapeutic, habilitation program. Participants of SCO Family of Services’ Day Habilitation Center unveiled their massive Harry Potter inspired model of Hogwarts Castle to friends, elected officials, and…

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SCO Welcomes Erase Racism for First Open Forum

August 12, 2019 / SCO News

As part of SCO’s anti-racism initiative, we held our first open forum on race for SCO staff. Erase Racism’s Elaine Gross and Nyah Berg led a thoughtful and informative discussion – “Race Matters: The history of race and why we need to talk about it” that touched on many aspects…

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SCO President & CEO Keith Little Honored in City & State New York’s Queens Power 100

August 9, 2019 / SCO News

Congratulations to Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, on being recognized as one of the most influential people in New York City’s biggest borough (Queens). Keith was included in City & State’s annual list of The Queens Power 100. Keith was appointed President…

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SCO Family of Services Receives $100,000 Pinkerton Grant Funding Internships for Youth in Foster Care

August 6, 2019 / SCO News

New Mentored Internship Program to provide work experience and career development opportunities for youth in foster care SCO Family of Services received a $100,000 grant from The Pinkerton Foundation to fund SCO’s Mentored Internship Program for youth in foster care. This exciting new program will support SCO’s focus of providing…

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96%

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

93%

of graduates at SCO's high school for over-age, under-credited students received a NYS Regent's diploma.