SCO News

SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program Celebrates Moms

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

BROOKLYN, NY – The gentlemen of SCO Family of Services Fathers’ Program held a special event May 11th to recognize outstanding mothers in Brownsville and neighboring communities. The celebration included lunch served by the fathers in the program. “Our dads wanted to do something special for mothers to recognize and…

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Advocates ask $50M for foster care aid

May 17, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services and Fair Futures took the steps of Borough Hall to ask the city for funding for youth programs in the foster care program. Fair Futures, a coalition of nearly 100 child welfare agencies, nonprofits, foundations, advocates and young adults are hoping the city will be the…

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Advocates Urge Mayor de Blasio to Fully Cover State Budget Cuts to NYC Public Health Programs in FY20 Budget

May 16, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services joined forces with other nonprofit providers to bring awareness to NYC Mayor’s current executive budget proposal, which excludes matching funds for Council discretionary-funded community-based organizations. Nearly 80 healthcare providers, advocates, and community members joined with City Council Members Levine, Rivera, and Eugene at City Hall to…

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SCO Family of Services Rallies With Fair Futures at Queens Borough Hall

May 16, 2019 / SCO News

Over 4,000 middle and high-school-aged youth are entrusted to the care of New York City through the foster care system, and approximately 600-700 age out of the system each year without a consistent adult to rely on. May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and SCO Family of…

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Jeremiah Program Coaches Single Mothers in Brownsville Through College

April 30, 2019 / SCO News

The program provides a range of supportive services to help mothers and their families find a path out of poverty. Jeremiah Program New York, a national nonprofit providing career preparedness and support services for single mothers, is currently recruiting for the next…

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SCO’s FirstStepNYC Celebrates The Week of the Child

April 29, 2019 / SCO News

At SCO Family of Services, we are no strangers to The Week of the Young Child (WOYC), an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The week-long celebration included five fun-filled themed days that SCO’s FirstStepNYC participated in. This event…

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Making an Impact

April 25, 2019 / SCO News

SCO recently received grants to continue or enhance a variety of programs that are making a difference for our clients and the communities we serve. They include: Renewed funding from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation for SCO’s work in Brownsville as we deepen our roots and collaborate with…

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SCO Family of Services Honors Iconic Child Welfare Advocate Sister Paulette LoMonaco

April 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services supporters and staff gathered to honor long-time child welfare advocate, Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, at SCO’s first annual “Speakeasy Soiree” at the Mutual of America Building in New York City. Sr. Paulette, who recently retired as Executive Director of Good Shepherd Services, is the…

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CFL Participates in Children’s Bureau Foster Care Video Series

April 17, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Check out Center for Family Life’s feature in the Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents video series. Developed by the Children’s Bureau’s Capacity Building Center for States, the following videos illustrate the importance of building supportive relationships in the community and encouraging birth and…

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SCO Takes The Great Stage!

April 12, 2019 / SCO News

The Great Stage, home of The Radio City Rockettes, is where dreams are made and stars are born! It’s every entertainers dream to perform there. The Garden of Dreams Talent Show is an annual show where children from various partner organizations get to perform at Radio City…

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Growing and Learning with Books

April 10, 2019 / SCO News

Student leaders from Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College celebrated the joy of reading with over 25 youth and their families at “Growing and Learning with Books,” a special day designed to foster childhood literacy, in conjunction…

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CFL’s Celebrating Community Event

March 29, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Center for Family Life invites you to join us for our annual Celebrating Community event at the Dirty Precious Cocktail Bar in Brooklyn on May 20th. Date: Monday, May 20, 2019 Time: 6-8 PM Place: Dirty Precious Cocktail Bar, 317 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn Honoring: Welcome to the…

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SCO Awarded $604,000 Ottilie Renovation Grant

March 28, 2019 / SCO News

SCO was awarded a capital grant from the Office of Mental Health to renovate our Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility. The grant will help us transform Ottilie into a state-of-the-art facility that supports an innovative training program for our youth. It will focus on the culinary arts as well as specific…

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Center for Family Life’s 13th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium

March 22, 2019 / Center for Family LIfe News

Held on Wednesday, March 6th at Recess in Brooklyn, Center for Family Life hosted their 13th Annual Sister Mary Geraldine Symposium. The Symposium engaged service providers and advocates in a conversation about Sanctuary Families: Using Popular Education as a Social Justice Tool. This event featured the unveiling…

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SCO Presents at COFCCA

March 22, 2019 / SCO News

SCO’s Travis O’Dell and Windy Vargas presented a breakout session at the COFCCA Residential Care Worker Conference on Thursday, March 21st. About 100 people from organizations throughout the city attended the conference. Their interactive workshop entitled “Boundaries and Sexual Misconduct” provided an opportunity for attendees to learn…

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runaway or homeless youth leaving our transitional living programs are engaged in educational pursuits or gainful employment

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new locations for our Day Habilitation program are helping 40% more adults with developmental disabilities attain higher levels of socialization and independence