SCO News

Keith Little to Chair Coalition for Behavioral Health Executive Committee

July 13, 2022 / SCO News

SCO President & CEO Keith Little has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Coalition for Behavioral Health’s Board of Directors. The Coalition for Behavioral Health serves New York’s behavioral health community by providing policy, advocacy, training and technical assistance to more than 100 community-based behavioral health providers.

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SCO Resident Strikes Gold at the Special Olympics!

July 13, 2022 / SCO News

Hooray for our Gold Medalist! We’re proud to announce that Robert, a resident of one of our Individualized Residential Alternatives, won a gold medal in hockey with his team, the Manhattan Flames, in the recent 2022 Special Olympics tournament held in Syracuse, NY. In addition to the team…

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Webster Bank Grant to Provide Financial Literacy Workshops for Youth in Care

July 13, 2022 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services received a grant from Webster Bank that will allow the expansion of our Mentored Internship Program (MIP) and provide financial literacy workshops to youth in foster care. SCO’s Mentored Internship Program provides work experience and career development opportunities for transition age youth in foster care.

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Close to Home Youth Earn College Credits

July 12, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Youth from our Queens Close to Home program recently attended CUNY Freedom Prep, an English Literacy program designed for court-involved young people ages 16-24. The 6-week initiative was sponsored by CUNY’s College Now Program at LaGuardia College. Youth in SCO’s Close to Home program attend Belmont Passages Academy. Those who…

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SCO Family of Services Speakeasy-Casino Night Raises $195,000 to Strengthen New York Families

July 12, 2022 / SCO News

New York, NY, July 11, 2022 – SCO Family of Services supporters and staff gathered for SCO’s Speakeasy – Casino Night at the Mutual of America Building in New York City, raising $195,000 to support New York youth and families. The focus of the Speakeasy-themed event was “Unlocking Potential for…

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It’s Graduation Season at SCO!

June 29, 2022 / SCO News

We’re so proud of all of our graduates, big and small, for achieving another milestone in their journeys. CONGRATULATIONS, GRADS! Video: Long Island City Early Childhood Center Stepping Up Ceremony…

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SCO Family of Services Raises Record $200,000 at Madonna Heights Golf Classic

June 24, 2022 / Madonna Heights News

DIX HILLS, NY – Over 170 supporters came out for SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights Golf Classic at the Woodside Club in Muttontown, Long Island. This year’s event raised a record $200,000 to support the vital work of Madonna Heights to teach, strengthen, and empower young and adult women…

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Revolution in Progress – Finding Peace through Writing

June 21, 2022 / Independent Youth News

Maurice, a youth in SCO’s Close to Home program, loves to express himself through his writing. Close to Home is a network of residences for 13-17 year-olds involved in the juvenile justice system that provide counseling, structure, education, skill-building and connection to family. Maurice recently entered a contest through the Prison…

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Madonna Heights Holds 3rd Annual Pride Parade

June 16, 2022 / Madonna Heights News

SCO Family of Services’ Madonna Heights programs held their 3rd annual on-campus Pride Parade on June 9th, hosted and organized by Madonna Heights Residential Treatment Facility Family Peer Advocate Denise Delio. Youth and staff from Westbrook Preparatory School and Deer Park Community Residence participated this year as well as guests…

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SCO Employees Recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement

June 15, 2022 / SCO News

In January 2021, two SCO Family of Services employees decided to return to school to further their education. In January 2022, Nichelle Strickland, Program Supervisor for the High Fidelity Wraparound Program, and Jennifer Whitehead, Care Manager for Northwell Health Children and Adults, graduated from Metropolitan College of New York…

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SCO Staff Recognition Dinner Honors Employee Dedication

May 31, 2022 / SCO News

We resumed our annual Staff Recognition Dinner after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Staff were honored for their compassion, hard work, and dedication as they helped clients make it through the numerous hardships caused by the pandemic. Congratulations to our honorees and THANK YOU to all of our SCO…

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“Visions of Movement” Performs at Radio City

May 27, 2022 / SCO News

Visions of Movement, a dance group of young ladies between the ages of nine and thirteen who participate in SCO’s Beacon After School Program in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, performed in Garden of Dreams’ Talent Show in April. The Talent Show, themed “Beyond A Dream”, took place on the Great Stage in…

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SCO Foster Youth Experience the Sights and Sounds of Philadelphia

May 26, 2022 / SCO News

Twenty-seven youth from SCO’s Foster Care Program took a trip recently to Philadelphia to see the sites of the “City of Brotherly Love.” They were treated to a guided tour of some of its most historic landmarks, such as Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’s House, and Benjamin Franklin’s grave. They also…

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SCO’s Jennifer Outlaw Participates in Leaders of Color National Summit

May 25, 2022 / SCO News

Photo credit: Building Bridges Initiative SCO Chief Program Officer Jennifer Outlaw participated in a 2-day summit hosted by Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in partnership with Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) of the BBI Leaders of Color workgroup recently in Baltimore, MD. This group is comprised of 22 executive leaders from…

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SCO Foster Parents Recognized for Outstanding Care

April 26, 2022 / SCO News

We’re thrilled to announce that SCO Foster Parents Olga and Manuel Cerron were recognized as outstanding foster parents by Together We Rise as part of their FOSTER LOVE FRIDAY! The Cerrons received a $1,000 award as part of this honor. Together We Rise, a national non-profit agency, launched FOSTER LOVE…

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