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Garden of Dreams Donates Meals to SCO Families

January 15, 2021 / SCO News

The Garden of Dreams Foundation has partnered with SCO to combat food insecurity throughout NYC and Long Island. The Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports and MSG Networks, Inc. to bring life-changing opportunities to young people in need, has donated hundreds of…

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United Nations Gift Drive Brings Holiday Spirit to SCO Family of Services Youth with Developmental Disabilities

December 22, 2020 / SCO News

Employees of the United Nations wanted to do something special for youth with developmental disabilities this holiday season, so they partnered with SCO Family of Services. The UN held an Employee Gift Drive to benefit the youth living in SCO’s group residential homes. SCO’s Extraordinary Needs Agency Operated Boarding Homes…

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SCO Family of Services Partners with Trinity Church Wall Street to Combat Food Insecurity in NYC 

December 18, 2020 / 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 Trinity Church Wall Street to supply 260 NYC families with groceries to help combat food insecurity. SCO has been designated as a “Compassion Market,” an expansion of…

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Queens Sorority & Fraternity Hold Toy Drive to Benefit Children in SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care

December 18, 2020 / SCO News

In an effort to support families in need in NYC, the Nu Beta Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., and the Gamma Rho Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. have partnered with SCO of Family Services to host a virtual Toy Drive to benefit children…

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Madonna Heights Receives Sanctuary Re-Certification

December 18, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s Madonna Heights Programs have officially received Sanctuary Model Re-Certification. It has been a multi-year journey to establish and embed this trauma-informed approach to the organizational structure and the work throughout our programs. Madonna Heights’ three adolescent programs, Group Residence, Residential Treatment Facility and School, had previously been Sanctuary certified. This year,…

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SCO Family of Services’ United for Brownsville Featured in Robin Hood’s “Heroes of New York” Celebration

December 7, 2020 / SCO News

United for Brownsville, a program of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, was highlighted in Robin Hood’s “Heroes of New York” primetime television special which celebrated the’ impact of the extraordinary generosity and resilience…

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SCO Receives Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) Award to Support Peer Tutoring Program

December 3, 2020 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) that will be used to provide mentoring, academic tutoring, and social-emotional support to youth in foster care. This grant comes through a partnership between YMI and NYC’s Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeON)…

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SCO Receives NYS Capital Awards to Open Children’s Crisis Residential Programs

November 30, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services was granted two capital awards totaling more than $2.9M by the New York State Office of Mental Health for the development of Children’s Crisis Residence (CCR) programs on two SCO campuses, Madonna Heights in Dix Hills, Long Island, and Ottilie in Briarwood, Queens. These programs…

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Kick off the season of giving with #TestGivingTuesday, 11/24!

November 23, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s T2 Team is helping to kick off the giving season with the gift of health and safety from NYC’s Health + Hospitals. On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, #GetTestedTuesday is being tranformed into #TestGivingTuesday. Our community ambassadors will visit neighborhoods across the city, handing out flyers and masks and educating…

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SCO Family of Services Honored for Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

November 18, 2020 / SCO News

SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, was honored by ERASE Racism at their Annual Benefit on November 17th. SCO received the Leadership Award in recognition of the organization’s strategic commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

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The Rock of Escape Donate Laptops to Flushing Family Residence

November 2, 2020 / SCO News

SCO’s family shelter in Brooklyn received a generous donation of a computer lab from Rock of Escape, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families and assisting single parents who have become displaced and in need of a fresh start.  The donation included laptops, Wi-Fi connectivity, and thumb drives to assist…

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Partnering for a Brighter Future

October 29, 2020 / Independent Youth News

On October 15th, SCO Family of Services joined with Community Solutions, The Brownsville Partnership and the greater Brownsville community for a virtual Open House. The online event served to introduce local residents to our agency, our Brooklyn Youth Center (BYC), and other programs that focus on children, youth development, and…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Record $600,000 at Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 29, 2020 / SCO News

More than 180 golfers hit the links at multiple courses on October 15th for the SCO Treiber Memorial Golf Outing. The event, honoring Mutual of America Chairman, President and CEO John R. Greed, raised over $600,000 in support of SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human…

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SCO Foster Parent Wins “Outstanding LGBTQ Ally Award”

October 28, 2020 / SCO News

Congratulations to SCO foster parent Frances Miller-Stevenson on winning the New York City Administration for Children’s Services “LGBTQ Ally Award”! The award is presented each year to individuals who are committed to improving services for LGBTQ children, youth and families and advancing LGBTQ equity, inclusion, respect, and well-being. Ms. Frances…

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United for Brownsville Presents at Zero to Three Conference

October 27, 2020 / SCO News

United for Brownsville (UB) Co-Directors Kassa Belay and David Harrington presented at the Zero to Three Virtual Conference October 5th, the largest and one of the most prestigious early childhood conferences in the country. United for Brownsville is a collaborative of families and professionals who are improving the…

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