SCO Family of Services Celebrates Opening of Courtyard for Shelter Residents
November 27, 2018 / SCO News
SCO Family of Services celebrated the opening of the newly revitalized courtyard at El Camino Inn, a family shelter in Queens. The renovation project was sponsored by Zara Realty, a housing provider in Queens and Long Island, as a way to give back to the community.
SCO hosted a cider social on November 13 for residents, neighbors, and civic leaders to tour the newly renovated space that includes new landscaping, seating areas, picnic tables, and a covered pergola. Special guests included Assembly Member David Weprin.
“We are grateful to the team at Zara for helping to transform our courtyard into a welcoming, year-round outdoor space for the families in residence,” remarked Keith M. Little, Executive Director of SCO Family of Services. “This revitalized area offers residents a more home-like environment where they can socialize and spend quality time with one another.”
“The Zara Realty family is deeply committed to this community, where we live and work. We consider this donation to be an investment in our neighbors and in the future,” said Anthony Subraj, Vice President of Zara Realty. “We are proud to partner with SCO on this important project, which will improve the lives of El Camino residents and help support them as they look ahead to the next chapter for themselves and their families.”
Zara Realty Financial Controller Amir Sobhraj added, “Providing a comforting environment for El Camino residents is very important to the vital mission that SCO is carrying out here. As a local company with deep roots in Jamaica, this project is close to all our hearts. I want to thank SCO for the work they do and offer my hope that the residents enjoy these beautiful new amenities.”
SCO’s El Camino Inn provides adult families with safe, temporary housing. The shelter offers a variety of on-site support services, including job readiness and medical and mental health services.
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