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SCO Raises $446,000 at Annual Golf Open Honoring Thomas Fanning, Dennis Hackett, and Craig Treiber

September 22, 2016 / SCO News

Funds to Support Vulnerable Youth, Families, and Adults with Specialized Needs (September 22, 2016 - Glen Cove, NY) More than 170 golfers teed off on September 12 for the SCO Treiber Memorial Golf Open, raising nearly $450,000 to support the work of SCO Family of Services, a provider of human services for over 100 years. The funds will be used to help SCO Family of Services provide vital services to more than 55,000 vulnerable children, teens, families, and adults with special needs each year across Long Island and New York City. Golfers were treated to a picture perfect day as they hit the greens at two of the area’s premier golf courses – Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove and The Creek in Locust Valley. Golf was followed by a cocktail hour and dinner program at The Creek’s Beach House. SCO honored three individuals at the Open for their commitment to the agency’s mission and those it serves: Thomas J. Fanning Sr., H. Craig Treiber, and Dennis Hackett. All three gentlemen are long-time supporters of the agency and have worked together over the years to make the golf event the success it has become. New York State Assembly Member Chad Lupinacci of the 10th Assembly District presented citations to the honorees for their service to SCO and children and families throughout the metropolitan area.

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Early Education Stretches into Summer

August 18, 2016 / SCO News

Three- and four-year-olds at our Jerome Hardeman Early Childhood Education Center have been learning, reading and playing together all summer long, thanks to the generosity of the Sirus Fund, whose financial backing made our full-day Summer Extension Program a reality. And after saying their ABC’s, our young learners are saying, “Om,” stretching…

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SCO Family of Services Welcomes Heath Bloch as Chief Operating Officer

August 11, 2016 / SCO News

Brooklyn, NY SCO Family of Services, a provider of human services for more than 100 years, announced that social services nonprofit leader Heath Bloch, LCSW will join SCO’s Executive Cabinet in the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). “We are impressed by Heath’s demonstrated executive leadership, strategic planning and execution, and operational management abilities, as well as his clear commitment to SCO’s mission, and look forward to having him join SCO’s leadership team,” said SCO Executive Director Douglas O’Dell. As COO, Mr. Bloch will oversee the leadership managing the operations of the eight agency program divisions and partner with his colleagues on SCO’s Cabinet – the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Strategy Officer – to oversee and manage all of the agency’s administrative operations and systems.

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Madonna Heights’ Morning Star Program Helps Address Growing Need on Long Island

July 26, 2016 / Madonna Heights News

Long Island currently faces a worsening addiction crisis, as heroin use and prescription pill abuse surge to epidemic levels. The growing number of women in Suffolk and Nassau counties struggling with substance abuse/addiction make treatment programs more critically important than ever – particularly those tailored to the unique concerns of women in recovery, such as pregnancy, parenting, poverty and trauma…

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SCO Expands Juvenile Justice Programs

July 26, 2016 / Independent Youth News

SCO has recently opened the Young Adult Workforce Program for young men and women, ages 18-21 who are currently incarcerated at Rikers Island. Run in partnership with the NYC Dept. of Correction and with funding from the NYC Dept. of Education, the goal is to work with the young people both…

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Congrats 2016 SCO Grads!

July 25, 2016 / Independent Youth News

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The past month was filled with graduations and moving up ceremonies throughout SCO as students received diplomas, awards and certificates in recognition of their amazing achievements!  Here are highlights from just a few of our programs:

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Madonna Heights Ladies Golf Classic 2016

June 17, 2016 / Madonna Heights News

It was a gorgeous day for golf as supporters hit the links for our 36th Annual Madonna Heights Ladies Golf Classic! Thanks to our participants and sponsors for making it such a success and congratulations to this year’s Madonna Heights Spirit Award winner Vicki DeLaurentis!

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Family Dynamics Art Auction Most Successful Ever!

May 3, 2016 / Family Dynamics News

Family Dynamics’ 6th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Reception Raises Record Funds for After School Arts Programs for Brooklyn Youth More than 250 New York art enthusiasts contribute more than $146,000 to Brooklyn nonprofit NEW YORK, NY (May 3, 2016) – More than 250 local art lovers gathered at 91 Horatio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for the 6th Annual Family Dynamics Benefit Art Auction & Reception to raise awareness and funds for Family Dynamics’ after school art programs. In its highest-grossing year to date, the event raised more than $146,000 for the nonprofit, which serves children and families in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Crown Heights and East New York neighborhoods. The evening’s silent and live auctions featured artwork donated by 30 New York-based contemporary artists. Among the artists in attendance was Honorary Artist Chair, Vadis Turner, whose mixed media piece, entitled “Vessel and Smoke,” fetched the highest bid of the night. A fun and engaging paddle raise at the end of the live auction alone raised more than $10,000, which will go directly toward funding a year’s worth of art supplies and program materials.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative

March 17, 2016 / Center for Family LIfe News

The Center for Family Life’s Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been incubating worker cooperatives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the past ten years. We have seen how our work has helped empower our community by supporting cooperative members in their quest for fair wages and dignified employment…

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Free Income Tax Support & Preparation Services at CFL

March 17, 2016 / Center for Family LIfe News

Center for Family Life has partnered with Food Bank for New York City to offer free income tax support and preparation through April 15th! Visit us for 100% FREE tax filing and financial support: Center for Family Life 443 39th Street, 1ST fl., Brooklyn, NY 11232 Office Schedule…

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SCO Family of Services Holds Second Annual Taft Academy Conference

February 29, 2016 / SCO News

An innovative and collective approach to staff and leadership development The SCO Taft Academy is a unique professional development initiative for 700 staff from SCO Family of Services working with children and youth with special needs who attend SCO’s five residential schools located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Bronx counties. Through an array of staff development opportunities, the SCO Taft Academy advances high quality care for children and youth with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges, helping them reach the greatest degree of self-sufficiency, family engagement and community integration possible.

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SCO Supports Mayor’s Efforts to Improve Shelter Conditions

February 1, 2016 / SCO News

AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool SCO applauds Mayor Bill de Blasio for announcing an aggressive plan to inspect and fix New York City homeless shelter conditions. In the press release announcing this plan, SCO Executive Director Doug O'Dell made the following statement of support: “We thank the Mayor for his focus on improving shelter conditions, and the increased resources that will enhance our ability to provide safe, secure and homelike environments for homeless families and individuals. SCO stands ready to support the Mayor in this effort,” said Douglas O’Dell, Executive Director of SCO Family of Services. Read the full press release below.

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Mayor Announces SCO ED Doug O’Dell’s Appointment to NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board

January 28, 2016 / Independent Youth News

SCO is proud to announce that Mayor Bill de Blasio recently appointed SCO Executive Director Doug O'Dell to the newly created NYC Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board. The Advisory Board offers valuable non-governmental expertise, relationships and resources to the City agencies that make up the Children's Cabinet, in order to help NYC best promote and protect children’s wellbeing. Members of the Board include appointees from all five boroughs in academia, faith, media, business, technology, the non-profit sector and the judiciary. In announcing the Advisory Board members, the de Blasio administration recognized Doug for bringing the following expertise: Douglas O’Dell is the Executive Director of SCO Family of Services where he has served in various other roles during his 24 years at the organization. He is an expert in the field of services to vulnerable populations of children, families and adults. During his time at SCO, he created SCO’s alternative to detention and placement programs serving court-involved youth in their homes with family-based therapy and community-based residences. He also launched the agency's Family Therapy Intervention Pilot which promotes families' acceptance of their LGBTQ children and provides services to reduce negative risk factors experienced by LGBTQ youth. Read the full press release below.

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SCO Thanks Mayor de Blasio for Commitment to Homeless & Runaway Youth

January 15, 2016 / Independent Youth News

SCO Executive Director Doug O'Dell praised Mayor Bill de Blasio for prioritizing the needs of homeless and runaway youth in New York City, stating in a recent press release announcing the City's plans to enhance services to address youth homelessness: "We applaud the Mayor for his encouragement of innovative initiatives to support homeless and runaway youth and young adults in New York City." Read the full announcement below.

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SCO Family of Services: Building a Brighter Future

January 6, 2016 / Independent Youth News

Each year, SCO Family of Services helps nearly 60,000 vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. Here are just three examples of the unconditional care and life-changing results SCO brings to all of the lives we touch.

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We shelter

4,900

youth, adults and children

Last year,

97%

of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national mathematics performance standards