Planned Crisis Respite
This program provides timely respite services for families in Queens coping with children who have a serious emotional disturbance. The child is temporarily placed with a respite family so their family can take advantage of some time needed to attend to other issues.
Who Can Benefit from this Program
Families/foster care providers in which a youth with SED needs a temporary separation from his/her current living situation.
5-18 years of age
How to Access this Program or Service
Referrals accepted via foster care providers, private families, HCBS waiver providers and other mental health providers
“Tanisha” is a wonderful young lady who has been in SCO’s Foster Care program since 2014. Having excelled academically, Tanisha was assigned an SCO College Specialist to help her apply for colleges, financial aid, scholarships, grants and other educational supports. Last fall, Tanisha was accepted into Hunter College where she… Learn More
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