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Family Foster Care – Brooklyn

SCO’s Family Foster Care program provides comprehensive services to the child, birth parent, and foster parent, with the goal of creating positive relationships and achieving positive outcomes of reunification with their families or creating new families through adoption.

We provide medical services; mental health services; educational and vocational services; college readiness and financial aid planning, immigration, youth life skills, and housing assistance for children and youth; as well as assistance with housing, income – including public assistance, and overall support for families. We also provide ongoing training for foster parents.

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.

For our older youth in care we help prepare them to become independent young adults by connecting them to education and employment opportunities such as work readiness partnerships with area businesses and peer mentoring, a unique program where former foster children guide foster teens.

Interested in becoming a foster parent?

Learn more about foster care, and fill out our online qualification form.

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Foster Care

For over 50 years, SCO's Foster Care practice has been helping children and their families grow, heal and thrive. We find safe, temporary families for children and teens throughout New York City and Long Island. Read More

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Last year,

188

youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community

We help

1,400

children and young adults through foster care programs