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Family & Community Services

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With deep roots in the neighborhoods we serve, we help build strong families and vibrant communities. Using a person-centered approach, we focus on the entire family’s needs – providing access to counseling; community centers; and literacy, after school, and employment services that support family life. We shelter families who are homeless and help those who are in crisis to keep children safe. When children, youth and adults with special needs are unable to remain at home, we provide caring, family-like settings.

And through strategic partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, and private foundations we are bringing resources and opportunity to communities where it is most needed.


Family Treatment and Rehabilitation – Queens

Counseling & Support

Supportive services for families with a caregiver or child with substance abuse or mental health issues. Also known as intensive preventive services, FTR programs offer the same basic services offered by Family Counseling and Support Programs, but these services are modified and/or intensified to meet the family’s specific needs. Read More


Medical & Developmental Supports – Brooklyn

Counseling & Support

Intensive supportive services, both onsite and at home, to help families in which a caregiver or child has a medical condition or developmental disability Read More


Bridges to Health – Long Island

Foster Care

Bridges to Health provides an array of services to children and young adults with special needs on Long Island who are in or discharged from foster care. Read More


Scattered Site Supportive Housing Program

Foster Care Homeless Services Transitional Housing

A program for young adults formerly in foster care, ages 18-25, that provides housing and case management support while young adults transition from foster care to independence Read More


Independence Inns

Homeless Services Transitional Housing

The Independence Inns provide shelter and support for homeless and runaway youth, including young moms with children, to help them become self-sufficient. Read More


Family Foster Care – Education & Permanency Support Services

Foster Care

A program that helps children and families in foster care receive the assistance and services they need to achieve reunification and other permanency goals Read More


Family Foster Care – Queens

Foster Care

Family Foster Care provides temporary homes for children throughout Queens until they can be returned home. Therapeutic Family Foster Care provides a higher level of out-of-home family care for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges in foster care. Read More


Family Foster Care – Long Island

Foster Care

Family Foster Care provides temporary homes for children across Long Island until they can be returned home. Therapeutic Family Foster Care provides a higher level of out-of-home family care for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges in foster care. Read More


CFL Family Foster Care – Sunset Park

Foster Care

Our Neighborhood-based Foster Care program places children with licensed families in Sunset Park, with the exception of a small number of placements in the homes of family members in neighboring areas. Read More


Women’s Shelters

Homeless Services

Madonna Heights provides emergency housing on Long Island for women experiencing homelessness, including women with children. Read More


Adult and Family Shelters

Homeless Services

SCO operate homeless shelters throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx that provide individuals and families a safe place to stay. Read More


Bridges to Health – NYC

Community Supports Foster Care

B2H provides an array of services to children and young adults in foster care and their families in order to keep them in the home and connected to the community. Read More


Family Supports – Bushwick

Counseling & Support

SCO partners with families in Bushwick to prevent crises and enhance family well-being. We help families strengthen relationships and develop resources to solve problems. Read More


Family Supports – Brownsville

Counseling & Support

SCO partners with families in Brownsville to prevent crises and enhance family well-being. We help families strengthen relationships and develop resources to solve problems. Read More


Family Treatment and Rehabilitation – Brooklyn

Counseling & Support

Supportive services for families with a caregiver or child with substance abuse or mental health issues. Also known as intensive preventive services, FTR programs offer the same basic services offered by Family Counseling and Support Programs, but these services are modified and/or intensified to meet the family’s specific needs. Read More


Family Supports – Jackson Heights/Corona

Counseling & Support

SCO partners with families in the neighborhoods in and around Jackson Heights/Corona to prevent crises and enhance family well-being. We help families strengthen relationships and develop resources to solve problems. Read More


Family Supports – Woodside

Counseling & Support

SCO partners with families to prevent crises and enhance family wellbeing. We help families strengthen relationships and develop resources to solve problems. Read More


Medical & Developmental Supports – Queens

Counseling & Support

Intensive supportive services, both onsite and at home, to help families in which a caregiver or child has a medical condition or developmental disability. Read More


Family Supports – Long Island

Counseling & Support

Programs, workshops, as well as individual and family counseling services both onsite and at home to help families through crises and help prevent crisis situations in the future. Our programs help build strong families and strong communities. Read More


Fathers’ Program

Support for Fathers Counseling & Support

A support program that helps fathers reconnect with their children and develop essential parenting skills. Read More


Bethany Food Pantry

Food Pantries

Our two Brooklyn food pantries distribute emergency supplies of groceries to help provide individuals and families in need through a time of crisis. Read More


CFL Food Pantry

Food Pantries

Our two Brooklyn food pantries distribute emergency supplies of groceries to help provide individuals and families in need through a time of crisis. Read More


CFL Single Stop

Single Stop

Our Single Stop provides a variety of community services including emergency food, benefits advocacy, and legal and financial counseling to residents of Sunset Park. Read More


CFL Co-op, Business Development

Adult Education / Employment

Center for Family Life partners with community residents to organize cooperative businesses that create living wage jobs in a safe environment Read More


CFL Adult Employment & Education

Adult Education / Employment

These services provide job readiness and placement assistance to Sunset Park residents and meet the hiring needs of local employers Read More


CFL Beacon Communty Center at PS 1

Community Centers

Beacon Community Centers provide a wide range of after-school and evening activities and workshops for community residents of all ages. The programs promote individual growth, support family life, and create a sense of community and welcome all children and adults living in the community. Read More


CFL Beacon Community Center at PS 503/506

Community Centers

Beacon Community Centers provide a wide range of after-school and evening activities and workshops for community residents of all ages. The programs promote individual growth, support family life, and create a sense of community and welcome all children and adults living in the community. Read More


Family Dynamics Beacon Center at MS 35

Beacon Community Centers provide a wide range of after-school and evening activities and workshops for community residents of all ages. The programs promote individual growth, support family life, and create a sense of community and welcome all children and adults living in the community. Read More


United for Brownsville

Community Partnerships

A collective impact project to improve outcomes for 0-3 year olds and their families by leveraging existing facilities, resources and services. Read More


Family Foster Care – Brooklyn

Foster Care

Family Foster Care provides temporary homes for children throughout Brooklyn until they can be returned home. Therapeutic Family Foster Care provides a higher level of out-of-home family care for children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges in foster care. Read More


Family Dynamics at MS 35

Summer Programs After-School Community Centers

After school, summer camp, and community programming are offered at SCO’s Beacon Center at MS 35. Activities include academic enrichment, homework assistance, and weekly instruction in creative/visual arts, performing arts, STEM, literacy, and recreation. Read More


CFL Family Counseling & Supports

Counseling & Support

The Center for Family Life is the principal provider of preventive counseling in Sunset Park, providing individualized plans that address each family’s unique situation. Read More


Family Supports – Bedford Stuyvesant

Counseling & Support

SCO partners with families throughout Bed-Stuy to prevent crises and enhance family well-being. We help families strengthen relationships and develop resources to solve problems. Read More


Baby & Me

Developmental Playgroup Foster Care

The Baby & Me program offers developmental playgroups to promote healthy childhood development and nurturing bonds between birth parents and their young children in foster care. Read More

We help

1,400

children and young adults through foster care programs

We provide

19,000

families and individuals with support services and community activities