+ + Programs - SCO Family of Services

Teen & Young Adult Services

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SCO supports the academic achievement and well-being of young people in all of our programs and we help with college, career preparation, and employment and life skills development. We work with young people to create strong connections to family, community and caring adults. We pay special attention to disconnected and at-risk youth who are homeless, court-involved, LGBTQ, aging out of foster care and young parents. And we offer specialized junior and senior high schools for teens with special needs, developmental disability, or who are under-credited and over age.


SCO LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group

LGBTQ

Who: Any SCO youth in foster care 13+ who identifies as LGBTQAI+ What: The LGBTQ+ Support Group is a peer youth group for SCO’s youth in foster care who identify under the LGBTQAI+ umbrella. Meetings include community-related discussions where the youth are encouraged to share their experiences with… Read More


LGBTQ Residential Program

LGBTQ

We offer the only residential program in New York City for young people in care who identify as LGBTQ. Our programs provide 24-hour care in a uniquely affirming and healing environment where all youth are welcome and encour­aged to live authentically in all aspects of their lives. We operate small… Read More


Community Supports for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges

Community Supports

Integrated community supports that help children (under 21) and their families with emotional and behaviorial health needs improve their health, well-being, and quality of life. Read More


Juvenile Justice Initiative – Queens

Multi-systemic Therapy

JJI works intensively with court-involved youth and their families in their homes throughout Queens to help change delinquent behavior. Read More


Juvenile Justice Initiative – Brooklyn

Multi-systemic Therapy

JJI works intensively with court-involved youth and their families in their homes throughout Brooklyn to help change delinquent behavior. Read More


Scattered Site Supportive Housing Program

Homeless Services Foster Care 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


Young Adult Workforce Program

Pre and Post Release Services

This program provides integrated therapeutic, educational, vocational, and supportive services to young adults on Riker’s Island prior to and after release. Read More


The Christopher School

Residential Programs Residential & Day Schools

A New York State certified special education school that provides a therapeutic and residential setting for children with developmental disabilities 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


Bethany Program

Residential Foster Care

The Bethany Program consists of Group Residences that provide a supportive home environment for pregnant and parenting teens in foster care. Read More


Close to Home Residences

Residential Programs

Residences for adjudicated youth that provide intensive, wraparound services for both the youth and his/her family. Read More


Brooklyn Youth Center

Provides homeless and at-risk youth and their families with information and access to a variety of services and helps them find temporary housing. Read More


Theresa Paplin School

Residential & Day Schools

A New York State certified special education school that serves adolescents and young adults who live at our Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility or are referred by their school districts. Read More


Madonna Heights School

Residential & Day Schools

A New York State Regents junior/senior high school for adolescent girls who live on the Madonna Heights campus or are referred by their local school district. Read More


Tyree Learning Center

Residential & Day Schools

A New York State certified special education school for the children and adolescents with developmental disabilities who reside at The Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center. Read More

91%

of babies in our Nurse Family Partnership were current with immunizations at 24 months

100%

of eligible residents at our Dix Hills Residential Treatment Facility participated in work, internship, or volunteer activities

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