SCO News

SCO Receives Rave Reviews from COA

August 1, 2018 / SCO News

Glen Cove, NY  The Council on Accreditation just finished up their re-accreditation review of SCO, a process that occurs every four years. A team of eight peer reviewers spent four days reviewing case records, interviewing staff at all levels and observing our settings and our work. In all, they visited…

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SCO Residential Treatment Facility Receives $600,000 Grant

August 1, 2018 / Madonna Heights News

Dix Hills, NY  SCO was awarded a 3-year, $600,000 contract from the NYS Office of Mental Health to enhance services at our Madonna Heights Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) that provides intensive residential mental health services for adolescent girls. The goal of the pilot is to reduce the amount of time…

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SCO’s Laurel Salmon Receives AFTA Award

August 1, 2018 / SCO News

Bronx, NY  We’re so proud of Laurel Salmon, Program Director of our Courtlandt Avenue Clinic in the Bronx, on receiving American Family Therapy Academy’s (AFTA) Early Career Award! Laurel was recognized for her outstanding achievement and potential and was presented with her award at AFTA’s annual conference. Laurel’s award…

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Congratulations, C.H.A.M.P.s!

August 1, 2018 / SCO News

Glen Cove, NY  Congratulations Darlene Ellison and Teresa Buckingham – SCO’s Spring 2018 C.H.A.M.P. winners! Darlene, a Caseworker in our Queens West Foster Care program, has been with SCO since 2012. Teresa, a Campus Supervisor at our Madonna Heights Group Residence, has been working with us since 1995. Both women were…

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SCO Fathers’ Program Named Fatherhood Program of the Year

July 18, 2018 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY  Congratulations to our Fathers’ Program on being named Department of Youth and Community Development’s Fatherhood Initiative Program of the Year! The program helps fathers reconnect with their children and develop essential parenting skills through classes, workshops, and support groups — plus special events for the…

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Close to Home Youth Get Cookin’

July 18, 2018 / SCO News

Queens, NY  Bruschetta and Chicken Satay were among the culinary delights prepared by the young men in our Queens Close to Home program at a tasting they organized for family and staff. It was a celebration of the cooking talents they had honed in their weekly culinary…

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Comics Come to Life

July 18, 2018 / SCO News

Queens, NY  Renowned comic book artist Agnes Garbowska stopped by our Theresa Paplin Comic Book Club to visit our young people. Agnes has illustrated for some of the top comic book publishers and is currently working on the bestselling “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” comic…

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Trip to D.C. Inspires Fathers’ Program Dads

July 18, 2018 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY  On a recent trip to the African American History Museum in Washington D.C., dads in SCO’s Fathers’ Program along with their families and staff, learned about slavery, Jim Crow, and the many contributions that African Americans have made to American society. The visit underscored…

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Vibe Comes to C2H

July 18, 2018 / SCO News

Queens, NY  Datwon Thomas, executive editor of Vibe Magazine, came to speak with the young people at our Close to Home residence in Queens. They discussed different genres of music and he shared his trials and tribulations of everything from being an intern to starting his own…

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SCO Family of Services Expands Morning Star II: A Residential Recovery Program for Women with Young Children in Suffolk County

July 17, 2018 / SCO News

Dix Hills, NY – Today, SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of social services, health care and mental health services to vulnerable populations, opened an expansion to its successful Morning Star II residential recovery program that will allow mothers recovering from substance and opioid abuse to live with their…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Record $89,000 at 38th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic

June 18, 2018 / Independent Youth News

Dix Hills, NY  Friends of SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs teed up June 7th for the 38th Annual Madonna Heights Golf Classic at the Woodside Club in Muttontown, Long Island, raising a record $89,000 to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach, strengthen and…

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SCO Family of Services Continues to Strengthen Management Team to Further Improve Outcomes for New Yorkers in Need

June 11, 2018 / SCO News

Jennifer Outlaw Appointed Chief Program Officer; Stephen Mack Promoted to Chief Financial and Administrative Officer; Madeline Martinez Promoted to Chief of Staff Glen Cove, NY  SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services for over 100 years, today announced the appointments of three senior executives to further…

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Westbrook Students Take on DC

June 8, 2018 / SCO News

Students at SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School headed down to Washington DC for a hands-on civics lesson in June.  The students, parents, and staff spent 2 days in the nation’s capital soaking up history and experiencing democracy in action. The students visited with Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and Congressman Lee Zeldin…

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Foster Care Youth Sharpen Skills On and Off the Court

June 5, 2018 / Independent Youth News

Queens, NY  Young men in our family foster care and residential programs honed their court skills recently at a basketball clinic hosted at our Ottilie gym and run by current and former professional basketball players. There was a mentorship component as well as players and youth shared past experiences and…

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NYC Administration for Children’s Services Recognizes SCO’s Windy Vargas with Outstanding Provider Staff Award

June 5, 2018 / SCO News

Manhattan, NY  Windy Vargas, SCO Training Specialist, received the Outstanding Provider Staff Award at NYC Administration for Children’s Services’ Sixth Annual LGBTQ & Ally Awards. The event, held at the Tweed Courthouse in Manhattan May 23rd, honored the leadership, contributions, and achievements of key stakeholders committed to promoting and affirming…

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