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Blankets of Love

April 20, 2021 / SCO News

Thanks to the Blankets of Love group for knitting and donating blankets to the families in our care. This program was made possible by The Town of North Hempstead. The project was started in January 2012 by a group of volunteers whose common goal was to work together in a…

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Spreading Easter Joy at the Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center

April 14, 2021 / SCO News

North Shore Key Clubbers and Kiwanians assembled and delivered over 100 beautiful Easter baskets to SCO Family of Services’ Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center in Sea Cliff for the youth with developmental disabilities who reside there.  The baskets were displayed on a table outside of the main building so youth…

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Sisense’s Virtual Day of Service with SCO Family of Services

April 12, 2021 / SCO News

Building Impact, a young non-profit organization that strengthens communities by empowering companies with the opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect with high-impact, local nonprofits working on critical social issues, partnered with SCO Family of Services after discovering a wishlist that was posted for the children and families in need.

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The Goodwill of NYPD Officers

April 6, 2021 / SCO News

It’s been a challenging year, but acts of kindness and compassion can change the world. That was the case for Zephaniah Campbell, a resident in one of our group homes. Zephaniah saved up to buy an e-bike to start his job delivering for Uber Eats. A few days after…

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SCO’s Tara Saglimbeni Wins Excellence in Practice Award

March 17, 2021 / SCO News

Congratulations to SCO Foster Care Director Tara Saglimbeni on receiving the Excellence in Practice Award from NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ Family Permanency Services! Tara received the award for demonstrating superior practice in her field. Tara began at SCO Family of Services as a Therapeutic Family Foster Care Caseworker in…

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Thank You, Hearts to Homes!

March 12, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services partnered with Hearts to Homes, a nonprofit that assists young adults who have aged out of foster care in their transition to independent living. Hearts to Homes provided household furnishings and furniture to Naudia, a former foster care youth, and she couldn’t be more grateful…

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SCO Holds COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Staff

March 10, 2021 / SCO News

Guest speaker Renee McLeod-Sordjan of Northwell Health joined SCO President & CEO Keith Little for a virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for SCO employees – to educate and inform them on the COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. McLeod-Sordjan provided the latest information about the vaccines and addressed myths/misconceptions about getting vaccinated. Renee…

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NYPD Community Affairs Bureau Hosts Teen Dating Forum

February 26, 2021 / SCO News

The Brooklyn Youth Center welcomed the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau for a Teen Dating Violence Forum. Youth and NYPD Officers spoke about the different types of abuse and the youth had the opportunity to ask questions and give scenarios on what they would consider being abuse or not abuse. The…

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SCO’s Keith Little to be Honored at Queens Black History Month Celebration

February 23, 2021 / SCO News

SCO President & CEO Keith Little will be honored at the annual Queens Borough President’s Black History Month celebration on February 25th.  Keith will receive the Community Service Award. “We wanted to honor individuals who are out in our community making a difference in the lives of people in many…

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Keith Little Recognized in City & State NY’s Nonprofit Power 100

February 23, 2021 / SCO News

Keith Little, President & CEO of SCO Family of Services, has been named one of City & State NY’s Nonprofit Power 100. The list of movers and shakers within the nonprofit community includes top brass from government, advocacy, academia, media, business, and beyond. “Keith Little brings more than 30…

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Theta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Helps Madonna Heights Celebrate Black History Month

February 18, 2021 / Madonna Heights News

In honor of Black History Month, the Theta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sent an individual strand of pearls which symbolizes wisdom to the young women in our Group Residence, along with a book focusing on justice and cohesion called The Truths We Hold by Vice President…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Over $100,000 at Virtual Event

February 18, 2021 / SCO News

Thank you to our incredible sponsors and guests for their support at our virtual Cooking for a Cause event which raised $101,250. Chef David Kirschner from DineDK joined the SCO family with 50 other guests to cook mouth-watering Potsticker Dumplings to ring in the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s…

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SCO Family of Services Partners with Hearts to Homes to Assist Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

February 4, 2021 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, has partnered with Hearts to Homes, a nonprofit that assists young adults who have aged out of foster care in their transition to independent living. Hearts to…

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SCO’s Young Adult Workforce Program Introduces Empowerment Workshops

January 22, 2021 / Independent Youth News

SCO’s Young Adult Workforce Program has introduced monthly Empowerment Workshops to prepare youth in the program for employment and educational opportunities as they transition into the community. The Young Adult Workforce Program helps young adults 18-21 years old currently and/or previously in NYC DOC custody prepare for the future by…

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SCO to Open High Fidelity Wraparound Program in Queens

January 22, 2021 / SCO News

Beginning February 1st, SCO will be opening a High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) program in Queens designed for youth with high acuity, complex mental health needs and their families. High Fidelity Wraparound is an evidence-based model of care coordination that uses a highly structured, team-based, family/child centered management with the…

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Almost

90%

of clients at our Brooklyn Youth Center achieved their employment goals

99%

of at-risk families throughout Brooklyn & Queens remained together and stable with family support services

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