Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA)
Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs) are homes and apartments of 10 or fewer residents that focus on promoting independence and preparing adults with developmental disabilities to become productive members of their communities. These programs provide a nurturing environment in a home-like setting that allows each individual to achieve his or her potential. Individual Residential Alternatives are located in Brooklyn, Queens, and on Long Island.
“Tanisha” is a wonderful young lady who has been in SCO’s Foster Care program since 2014. Having excelled academically, Tanisha was assigned an SCO College Specialist to help her apply for colleges, financial aid, scholarships, grants and other educational supports. Last fall, Tanisha was accepted into Hunter College where she… Learn More
Launching Youth into Successful Careers
At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program. Learn More
of residents in our NYC shelters were successfully discharged to stable housing
of at-risk families throughout Brooklyn & Queens remained together and stable with family support services