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Marching for PRIDE at Madonna Heights

July 24, 2020 / Madonna Heights News

June was PRIDE month and SCO’s Madonna Heights program for women and girls wanted to show its support for equality and the LGBTQ community. Clients and staff from Madonna Heights’ Residential Treatment Facility and Group Residence made beautiful posters to show their PRIDE. Flyers and PRIDE flags were displayed around…

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Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® Grant Helps SCO Find Forever Families for Children in Foster Care

July 22, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services was awarded a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids renewal grant of $126,000 from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption—the fourth year of SCO’s participation in the program. This grant will be used to continue to implement the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Child-Focused Recruitment Model. At SCO Family of Services,…

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United for Brownsville Partners with Riverdale Avenue Community School and Brighter Bites to Establish Brownsville Community Food & PPE Distribution

July 22, 2020 / SCO News

United for Brownsville (UB) has partnered with Riverdale Avenue Community School and Brighter Bites to organize fresh produce and PPE distribution for approximately 600 families a week in Brownsville, Brooklyn. There are no requirements for recipients, whoever asks for help is welcome to receive goods. UB Family Advisory Board members…

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Mask Donation to SCO Family of Services

July 17, 2020 / SCO News

Perry Cyprus, a Registered Dietician and Nutrition Professional from Diet Delights donated masks to SCO Family of Services. The masks were made with the SCO logo on it and distributed to staff and clinicians to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Every year, Mr. Cyprus donates a bunch of prizes…

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SCO Family of Services Celebrates Graduates in Foster Care Program with Surprise Guests

July 10, 2020 / SCO News

Congratulations to the 151 graduates in our Foster Care program! This year, our Foster Care program celebrated graduates from pre-k, kindergarten, middle school, high school, and college. There were three graduation celebrations and graduation parades led by Stephen Hanmer, Director of Education and Permanency Support at SCO Family of…

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SCO Students to Participate in Garden of Dreams’ STEM & Robotics Summer Workshop

June 30, 2020 / SCO News

Five teens from SCO will be participating in an exciting four-week summer STEM program thanks to Garden of Dreams. Teen Academy STEM & Robotics will give youth hands-on experience exploring STEM related fields. Participants will be given an at-home assignment to be completed prior to each live Zoom session class.

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June 25, 2020 / SCO News

(Glen Cove) SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, held a special virtual event, “At Home with SCO,” on June 11th to share the incredible stories of resilience and hope happening each day on the frontlines at…

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SCO Family of Services and The Jewish Board Join Forces for Cross-Racial Dialogue

June 24, 2020 / SCO News

On June 12th, more than 600 colleagues from SCO Family of Services and The Jewish Board joined forces for a Cross-Racial Dialogue, “Strength in Numbers: Collaborating for Health Equity in Response to COVID-19.” The two agencies got together to create a dialogue on racial health inequity and discuss how they…

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SCO’s CARE TALKS – In Living Color: COVID’s Illuminating Story of Inequity

June 18, 2020 / SCO News

On May 29th, more than 150 staff took part SCO’s third CARE TALKS open forum – In Living Color: COVID’s Illuminating Story of Inequity. Keynote Speaker Dr. Isma Chaudhry, an expert in Ethnic Barriers to Primary Care and Minority and Immigrant Health, shared her insight on the longstanding health inequities…

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A Message to the SCO Family

June 2, 2020 / SCO News

I am deeply heartbroken and discouraged by the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and those whose names we do not know. In the case of Floyd, it was painful to watch the blatant disregard for life seen in the now viral video. Indeed, what we witnessed shocks…

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SCO Family of Services Appoints Vincent Moorehead to Board of Directors

May 27, 2020 / SCO News

(Glen Cove, NY) SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Moorehead to its Board of Directors. “On behalf of the entire Board, I am delighted to welcome Vincent to…

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Theresa Paplin School Students Pitching in Against COVID-19

April 29, 2020 / SCO News

As we endure these unprecedented times, many children are suffering from anxiety, trauma, and boredom. For many, this pandemic is something that encroaches upon their way of life. Some of the students at our Theresa Paplin School (TPS), SCO’s residential school for adolescents and young adults with serious emotional disturbance…

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Foster Care – It’s All About Caring!

April 21, 2020 / SCO News

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 Visit our Foster Care page to learn more at…

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April 20, 2020 / SCO News

For important COVID-19 updates, information about SCO programs, prevention, health resources, and additional resources, please visit Resources for Families  Health Resources  The health, safety, and well-being of our staff and those we serve is our most important priority. We are actively tracking new developments in coordination…

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SCO Family of Services Providing Meals to New York City and Long Island Families Through a $1.2 Million Anonymous Donation

March 27, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services Partners with DoorDash to Provide Meals to Homebound New Yorkers While Supporting Local Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis. DoorDash Donates a 15% Match to Help Families and Communities in Need GLEN COVE, NY – SCO Family of Services, the region’s largest human services organization, was the recipient…

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of young adults in foster care (18+) are enrolled in school or working


of residents in our NYC shelters were successfully discharged to stable housing

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