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SCO Executive Director Keith Little Honored

November 2, 2018 / SCO News

SCO Executive Director Keith Little was recently honored for his distinguished career in human services by City & State New York. Keith was presented with his award at City & State’s Health & Wellness Summit October 2nd. The Summit brought together public officials, social service corporations, advocacy groups, academia…

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SCO Family of Services Raises over $375,000 at Annual Treiber Memorial Golf Outing

October 19, 2018 / SCO News

Photos SCO Honors Linda and Nick Cortese, Owners of CCP/Contract Cleaning Professionals More than 140 golfers teed off on October 10th for the SCO Treiber Memorial Golf Outing, raising more than $375,000 to support the work of SCO Family of Services, a provider of human services for…

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SCO’s LGBTQ Program Honored with “Excellence in Practice” Award

September 24, 2018 / SCO News

SCO’s LGBTQ program received the “Excellence in Practice” Award from New York City Administration for Children’s Services in recognition of their superior practice and exceptional work with LGBTQ youth in foster care. Deputy Commissioner Julie Farber and Associate Commissioner Neil Friedman presented the award at ACS’ Quarterly Foster Care Directors…

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SCO Flushing Family Residence Hosts Back to School Community Fair

September 11, 2018 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY  Lots of surprises were in store for residents of SCO Family of Services’ Flushing Family Residence at their 1st Annual Back to School Community Fair. Special guest New York Knicks center Enes Kanter hand delivered backpacks filled with school supplies to the children who currently live at the…

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SCO “College Shower” Prepares Brownsville Youth for College Life

August 23, 2018 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY  SCO Family of Services hosted a “College Shower” at The Gregory Jackson Center for Brownsville on August 4th for college bound freshmen from Brownsville and neighboring communities.  SCO partnered with Community Solutions to provide each student a free college pack filled with essential school and dorm supplies, teach…

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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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participants in our Young Adult Workforce Program at Rikers Island completed our program to become licensed drivers to improve their employability

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