Arjun’s Story

When Arjun joined SCO’s Individual Residential Alternatives program in 2014, his developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges greatly impacted his ability to function. They were so severe that he could not be in crowds, public spaces, and was unable to socialize. There were times when Arjun would refuse to eat meals with his housemates.

With the help and dedication of SCO’s staff, a plan was developed to help Arjun address these challenges and work towards achieving his goals. Last summer, Arjun attended the YMCA Camp Huguenot with his peers where he had a blast doing a variety of activities such as archery, rock climbing and canoeing. The fun did not stop there! After the camping trip, Arjun took a major step forward and drove to Battery Park with his sister and aunt. He entered the car with no hesitation and walked the High Line, went for pizza and drove around Manhattan with his family where he showed almost zero signs of anxiety.

Today, Arjun attends SCO’s community habilitation, partakes in various activities such as volunteering at canned food drives, delivering food to elderly adults, going to the bowling alley, and going to the local church’s gym to play basketball and soccer. Arjun spends quality time with his peers and he is now able to enjoy going out and be among his friends and family. He is also taking road-trips with his parents to Virginia and going on camping trips with his housemates without having anxiety.

Arjun’s breakthrough is the definition of a success story! He continues to thrive, and we are sure that Arjun will continue to work towards more independence and integration into his community.

 

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Family Support Program – Bushwick

SCO partners with families to prevent crises and enhance family well-being. Based on the evidence-informed Family Connections model, our home-based Family Support Program provides families with supportive services, counseling and advocacy, helping them strengthen relationships and develop resources to solve problems.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Families with children birth to 18 who are in crisis and who would benefit from supportive counseling, advocacy and other services to help stabilize their families and improve overall functioning.

Eligibility Requirements

Families are referred by the New York City Administration for Children Services (ACS) or other community referrals.

This Family Support Program serves: East New York & Crown Heights South/Prospect Lefferts Gardens

How to Access this Program or Service

Contact the program director at 718.312.6850

 

Success Stories

Arjun’s Story

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of clients at our Brooklyn Youth Center achieved their employment goals

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of women in our residential recovery program remained substance free

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