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The Divine Nine Hosts Toy Drive for SCO Families

December 19, 2022 / SCO News

The Divine Nine, a coalition of nine sororities and fraternities, came together to host a party and toy drive for SCO Family of Services youth and families.  QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 16, 2022) — The Divine Nine sororities and fraternities came together December 8th to throw an all-out holiday bash…

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Sea Cliff Resident Hosts Annual Holiday Packing Party to Benefit SCO’s Independence Inn Program for Runaway and Homeless Youth

December 19, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Phil Catapano, along with friends and family, have been packing duffel bags full of gifts and necessities for teens and young adults for over 30 years.  GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK (December 16, 2022) — Nassau County resident Phil Catapano hosted his annual holiday packing party on Saturday, December 3,…

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Independence Inns Celebrate “Employee of the Month”

December 9, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Congratulations to Sherrianne Francis-Joseph, the inaugural “Employee of the Month” for our Independence Inn & Brooklyn Youth Center programs. Sherrianne is a Counseling Specialist at Independence Inn III in Brooklyn has been with SCO for over seven years. Sherrianne demonstrates strength and leadership and creates a positive atmosphere for youth…

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SCO’s Teresa Buckingham Wins DSP Excellence Award

November 29, 2022 / Uncategorized

Teresa Buckingham, Program Supervisor at SCO’s Deer Park Community Residence, received the Excellence Award at Community Care Rx’s 2nd Annual DSP & Support Staff Awards. Teresa was recognized for the tremendous work she does to help those in her care. Teresa oversees the Deer Park program, training and supervising staff…

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Aspiring Young Chef Reaches for His Dreams

November 29, 2022 / Independent Youth News

A cooking class donated by longtime SCO supporter Chem Rx became a wonderful learning experience for an aspiring young chef in our foster care program. Breshan, a youth in care, has a passion for cooking and aspires to become a chef one day. He currently works as a server at…

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SCO Family of Services Parent Marina Licastro-Friday Elected to SCO Board of Directors

November 29, 2022 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is pleased to announce Marina Licastro-Friday, a parent of children served by the agency, has been elected to the agency’s Board of Directors. Marina brings a unique perspective to the Board, not only as a parent utilizing SCO services, but also as a former employee.

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SCO Family of Services Renews Partnership with Good+Foundation

November 15, 2022 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services is proud to announce that three of our programs, Nurse-Family Partnership, Early Head Start, and the Fathers’ Program, have been accepted as 2023 grantee partners of Good+Foundation. Founded in 2001, Good+Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) is a leading national non-profit that works to dismantle multigenerational poverty…

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SCO Family of Services Held Inaugural Career Readiness Fair for Youth in Foster Care

October 21, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Event provided teens and young adults in SCO’s foster care programs with professional clothing and the opportunity to engage with local businesses QUEENS, NEW YORK —SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services throughout New York City and Long Island, held a career readiness day in partnership…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Over $500,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 19, 2022 / SCO News

(Glen Cove, NY) SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for more than 125 years, raised over $500,000 at their Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. Funds raised at the annual event will help SCO provide vital services for more than 60,000 children, teens, families and adults each…

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SCO Family of Services Celebrates the Reopening of its Genovese Family Life Center

October 5, 2022 / SCO News

Reopening marks a new chapter for SCO’s Queens hub for human services for over 30 years QUEENS, NEW YORK —Today SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services throughout New York City and Long Island, unveiled its newly renovated Genovese Family Life Center in Jamaica, Queens. The…

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SCO Family of Services’ Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center Welcomes Molloy University Nursing Students  

October 4, 2022 / SCO News

Six nursing students from Molloy University are working with youth at SCO’s Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center (RJMCC) to gain first-hand experience dealing with higher-risk pediatric populations as they complete their practicum in Community Nursing. The students are under the guidance of their faculty advisor, Jennifer Chen, RN, and RJMCC’s…

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SCO’s Sabrina Anderson Participates in National Foster Youth Institute’s Congressional Convening Event

September 21, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Sabrina Anderson, a Youth Peer Advocate in our Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) program, recently participated in the National Foster Youth Institute’s (NFYI) Congressional Convening event. Participants included members of Congress. Sabrina is a Regional Coordinator for NFYI. As Regional Coordinator, Sabrina trains, educates, and empowers delegates…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Funds to Support Career Readiness Initiative

September 21, 2022 / Independent Youth News

GLEN COVE, NY – SCO Family of Services hosted a special New York-themed reception to support the agency’s career readiness initiative. Held at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, “Heading in the Right Direction” highlighted SCO’s efforts to help young people throughout Long Island and New York City successfully transition…

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Five SCO Youth Receive FPWA Educational Opportunity Scholarships

September 6, 2022 / Independent Youth News

We’re happy to share that SCO youth Marvin, Oumwatie, Lamar, Rayhona, and Kervin will be receiving FPWA Educational Opportunity Scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year! FPWA announced that they will be awarding $40,000 in college scholarships to sixteen low-income junior and senior college students to support them through graduation.

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A Place to Call “Home”

August 26, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Jayla, a former youth in SCO’s Foster Care program, recently moved into her first apartment. Hearts to Homes provided home goods to help make her transition easier. Hearts to Homes provides home furnishings and essentials to newly independent young adults who have just aged out of foster care. Jayla wrote…

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