Ryan’s Story

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Options for exploring his interests and creativity were limited. But that all changed for Ryan when his mentor at SCO encouraged and empowered him to pursue his dreams.

This mentorship broadened Ryan’s world and opened doors to opportunities. He discovered his abilities and strengths, nurtured a love for science, and developed his networking skills. Today, Ryan is proud to pay his experience forward by mentoring, encouraging, and guiding younger children at SCO.

Ryan is now a sophomore majoring in Biology at Jamestown Community College. SCO assisted him with transportation, college applications, and opportunities for financial aid to help him fulfill his potential and continue his education.

“Thank you for investing in my future,” said Ryan. “There is so much I would not have been able to do without the care and support that I received from SCO Family of Services.”

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Care Management

Health Home Care Management helps families keep their children and young adults healthier. An SCO Care Manager can help manage and coordinate health care, behavioral health and service needs for eligible participants from birth through 21 years of age. Think of a Care Manager as your point person for everyone involved in your child’s care.

What is a Health Home?

Health Home brochureA Health Home is not a building or a place. It is a team of professionals who work together to make sure all of the child or young adult’s needs are being met. The team is led by an SCO Health Home Care Manager who becomes the family’s partner in care.

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What does a Care Manager do?

Health home puzzleThe Health Home Care Manager is the point person for everyone involved in the child or young adult’s care. The Care Manager works with each family to develop a care plan that lists the needs, goals, and the providers and services needed to reach those goals. Care Managers can help make appointments. He or she can help with housing and educational needs. The Care Manager can even connect families to programs in their communities to help each family lead a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Why do I need a Health Home?

A child or young adult may see many health professionals from different agencies and at multiple locations. It can be very difficult to coordinate all of that care. With SCO Care Management, a Care Manager is there to help you. He or she will make sure everyone has a full picture of your child or young adult’s needs, goals, and progress. This will lead to better results, better care, and can help avoid trips to the emergency room.

Who is eligible?

Children and young adults (birth to 21 years of age) who are eligible for Medicaid and have certain medical or behavioral health conditions may qualify for a Health Home. This includes children and young adults in SCO’s foster care, preventive, mental health, educational, medical and residential programs. In certain situations, the caregiver of an eligible child may also be eligible to receive Health Home services.

There are no out of pocket costs to participate in a Health Home and receive Care Management services. It is covered under Medicaid.

How do I sign up?

Call the Health Home enrollment hotline at 718.674.7703 or email us at healthhome@sco.org.

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340

young adults served by SCO are in college this academic year

Last year,

97%

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