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Astoria Car Club and NYPD Host Annual Toy Run for Children served by SCO Family of Services

December 20, 2023 / SCO News

 The annual event provides SCO’s families and children with the chance to see a variety of cars and receive toys to start off the holidays.  QUEENS, NEW YORK (December 20, 2023) — The Astoria Car Club teamed up with the NYPD Community Affairs Queens Outreach Division to kick off the…

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Northwell Health, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, Center for Fair Futures & Foster Agencies Launch Program to Improve Health Services for Young Adults Transitioning out of Care

December 15, 2023 / Independent Youth News

Kicking off in Queens, NY, a new public-private partnership pilot program will complement the Fair Futures advocacy by connecting young adults transitioning out of foster care to health care Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health system, the New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the Center for Fair…

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The Divine Nine Hosts Toy Drive for SCO Families

December 11, 2023 / Independent Youth 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 11, 2023) — The Divine Nine sororities and fraternities came together December 6th to throw a holiday party for…

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SCO Family of Services Celebrates Grand Opening of Journey Chic Boutique Operated by Youth in Foster Care

November 29, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services Received a $25,000 Grant from the Amazin’ Mets Foundation to Create Boutique JAMAICA, NEW YORK (December 5, 2023) — SCO Family of Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the exciting opening of its Journey Chic Boutique created and operated by young adults in foster care.

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SCO’s Jennifer Fuchs on OMH Peer Support Panel

October 26, 2023 / Independent Youth News

In honor of Peer Support Celebration Day on October 19th, the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) held a peer support Zoom event. SCO’s Jennifer Fuchs, Peer Engagement Coordinator of our High Fidelity Wraparound and Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) programs, participated on the OMH panel, serving as…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Over $480,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 25, 2023 / SCO News

(October 25, 2023 – Garden City, NY) SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for more than 125 years, raised over $480,000 at their Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. Funds raised at the annual event will help SCO provide vital services for more than 50,000 children, teens,…

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SCO Family of Services Holds 10th Anniversary Celebration of FirstStepNYC Early Childhood Education Center

October 11, 2023 / SCO News

NYC’s First Birth to 5 Early Childhood Center Co-located at a K-8 Public School October 11, 2023, Brooklyn, NY – SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in New York, celebrated the 10th anniversary of FirstStepNYC, the first state-of-the-art, birth to five early childhood center…

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SCO Family of Services Holds Celebratory Ribbon Cutting at SCO Clinic at SCO Madonna Heights in Dix Hills

October 5, 2023 / Madonna Heights News

October 4, 2023, Dix Hills, NY – Today, SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of social services, health care, and mental health services, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the SCO Clinic, an outpatient substance use treatment program that provides trauma-informed care for women, men,…

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Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Visits Madonna Heights

September 25, 2023 / Madonna Heights News

Our Madonna Heights programs were proud to welcome the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine to the campus recently. The visit was to educate adolescents and young mothers about the importance of dental hygiene. Led by Dr. Sherwin, Dr. Cronan, and Dr. Inzero, the workshop explained the proper techniques of…

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Starting School in Style

September 22, 2023 / Independent Youth News

The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated Nu Beta Sigma Alumnae Chapter helped our youth in foster care begin school on the right foot thanks to their Back to School Giveaway. One hundred forty children, youth and their families took part, joining Sigma members and SCO staff for games, activities, giveaways…

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SCO Family of Services and Garden of Dreams Foundation Celebrate Early Childhood Center Gardening Initiative with Ribbon Cutting

September 13, 2023 / SCO News

East Elmhurst, NY – SCO Family of Services and the Garden of Dreams Foundation hosted a special ribbon cutting to unveil the new garden at SCO’s Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Education Center in East Elmhurst, Queens. Students, teachers, and SCO staff were on hand as well as representatives from the…

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Bringing the Heat with a Summer BBQ!

August 7, 2023 / Independent Youth News

Over 70 SCO youth in foster care and staff from our Brooklyn and Queens offices took a trip to Hempstead Lake State Park in West Hempstead for a summer BBQ. It was a beautiful day packed with food and fun… music, team building events, a bounce house slide, water balloon…

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Suzette Gordon named new President and CEO of SCO Family of Services

August 2, 2023 / Independent Youth News

(Garden City, New York, August 2, 2023) – Today, the Board of Directors of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in New York, announced the appointment of Suzette Gordon as the new President and CEO. Ms. Gordon, who served as Interim President since December 2022,…

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SCO Celebrates COA Reaccreditation!

July 19, 2023 / Independent Youth News

We did it! SCO Family of Services has been officially reaccredited by The Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent human service accrediting organization that promotes best practice standards. In January, a team of eight COA reviewers interviewed hundreds of SCO staff, clients, leadership, and Board, reviewed thousands of pages…

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Interactive Training Supports Direct Service Professionals

July 18, 2023 / SCO News

In June, SCO’s Behavioral Health Services Department held a 3-day staff development event intended to support our Direct Support Professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD.) The training, The Humanitarian Project Act II, featured interactive workshops where participants learned while having fun through scavenger hunts, escape-the-room…

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