Family Foster Care – Long Island
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.
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April 26, 2018
4 out of 5
runaway or homeless youth leaving our transitional living programs are engaged in educational pursuits or gainful employment
of 12th graders in SCO's Family Foster Care program graduated high school, with 65% enrolled in post-secondary education