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Residential Living for Youth in Foster Care

SCO’s Agency Operated Boarding Homes (AOBHs) are small, group residential homes that are grouped by the needs of our youth. Our homes in Brooklyn and Queens provide a supportive home environment for youth in foster care who have multiple challenges.

Our Hard to Place residences provide a safe, structured living environment for youth who are not currently living with a foster family. We provide case work management support, clinical services, and an array of other supports with a goal of reunification with family, placement in another family setting, or independent living with supportive services always offered.

Our Extraordinary Needs homes offer a structured, therapeutic environment for youth in foster care who are intellectually and developmentally disabled. We provide ongoing care and intensive independent living preparation with a goal of reunification with family, placement in another family setting, or transition to an adult supportive environment.

Our LGBTQ homes are the only residential programs in New York City for young people in care who identify as LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning. Our programs provide 24-hour care in a uniquely affirming and healing environment. We operate small, home-like settings in Brooklyn and Queens that provide a safe, supportive and nurturing space for these youth as they strive for self-awareness and community, family and school acceptance.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Adolescents and young adults in foster care with multiple challenges who need 24/7 supervision

Age Criteria or Other Eligibility Requirements

Ages 16-21; in foster care; multiple prior failed placements; some homes designated for LGBTQ youth; some for youth with extraordinary needs and/or developmental disabilities

How to Access this Program or Service

NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) foster care services

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