Selena’s Story

Selena first came to SCO’s Scattered Site Supportive Housing Program, in August 2017. This program provides housing and transitional services for young adults who have been in foster care and are at-risk of homelessness. Selena, who had been in foster care since age 9, was dealing with a lot of family and personal issues. She was feeling frustrated and depressed. The tipping point came when her biological father passed away.

As a way to help cope with her loss, Selena decided to write a book about her experience. She hoped sharing her experience might inspire others…turning her personal tragedy into something positive. Ever resourceful, Selena wrote her entire book on her cell phone and uploaded it onto Amazon where it is currently sold as a Kindle format e-book.

Selena’s entrepreneurial spirit had been unleashed. Following her book, Selena developed her own podcast where she talks about life issues and how she has dealt with them in the hopes of motivating others. Since establishing her podcast last year, she has attracted over 20,000 followers worldwide.

She didn’t stop there. Selena then decided that she wanted to sell merchandise with inspirational messages. She started her own online t-shirt company – printing, packaging and shipping orders out of her apartment.

Selena has found her calling. She has found healing through sharing her story and inspiring others and she has experienced personal growth in the process.

SCO staff are encouraging her to utilize her abilities and resilience to pursue her education. In doing so, Selena will be able to use her knowledge to promote and expand her budding enterprises and find other employment opportunities to help her as she transitions to independent living.

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Family Care

SCO Family of Services is committed to providing a variety of residential supports and services for people with developmental disabilities. Our Family Care program places individuals with developmental disabilities into private homes to provide the caring support, guidance and companionship of a family. Each of our Family Care placements is designed to give the individuals we serve high quality, individualized care that is truly person centered.

The Family Care Program assists provider families with agency administered treatment and support services. This can be a natural progression from the Foster Care System if the individual is developmentally disabled or referred by parents, schools, social workers or other professionals.

Looking for Family Care services?

If you or a loved one is an adult with developmental disabilities and in need of residential placement in a family environment, please fill out our application for Family Care services.

Interested in becoming a Family Care provider?

SCO is looking for caring families to provide support and guidance to adults with developmental disabilities.  Family Care providers can be married or single; men or women; owners or renters of a house, apartment or mobile home. Prior experience with individuals with developmental disabilities is not necessary. The most important requirement is the family’s willingness to provide the caring, understanding and security that an individual living in Family Care needs.  Learn more.  Fill out our Family Care provider form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

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