← Back

SCO Family of Services Holds Celebratory Ribbon Cutting at SCO Clinic at SCO Madonna Heights in Dix Hills

October 5, 2023 / Madonna Heights News

October 4, 2023, Dix Hills, NY – Today, SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of social services, health care, and mental health services, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the SCO Clinic, an outpatient substance use treatment program that provides trauma-informed care for women, men, and adolescents on Long Island. Over 100 attendees joined SCO leadership, representatives from the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), and local officials to celebrate the opening of this vital resource in Suffolk County.

Licensed by OASAS, SCO Clinic builds on the successful outcomes of the residential substance use recovery programs operated by SCO for nearly 20 years, providing a continuum of services to help Long Islanders overcome the challenges of substance use and addiction. The Clinic is located on SCO’s Madonna Heights Campus in Dix Hills, a health and wellness community offering comprehensive behavioral health, substance use treatment and recovery, and care management services.

“As substance and opioid use continue to plague our communities, treatment programs like the SCO Clinic are a literal lifeline for Long Islanders,” said Suzette Gordon, President, and CEO of SCO Family of Services. “Using evidence-based therapies and a holistic, person-centered approach to care, our goal is to help those we serve overcome the devastating effects of substance use disorders so that they may lead happier, healthier lives in recovery.”

SCO Clinic provides trauma-informed care by creating a safe place where clients can share, grow, and heal. Recognizing the impact of trauma and addiction, clinicians use a multi-disciplinary approach, providing comprehensive assessments and individual, family, and group therapy. The Clinic uses a variety of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). SCO Clinic is located at 151 Burrs Lane in Dix Hills, open Monday through Friday, with daytime and evening hours. For more information or to seek assistance, please call 631.213.0201.

About SCO Family of Services
SCO Family of Services helps New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs. SCO has played a vital role delivering human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island for more than 125 years. For more information, please visit www.sco.org.

About SCO Madonna Heights
Madonna Heights, a program of SCO Family of Services, is an empowering environment designed specifically for women and girls to heal and thrive. Located on 56 acres in Dix Hills, Madonna Heights provides 24-hour care to address the physical, emotional, and social needs unique to women and girls.

In addition to SCO Clinic, our campus is comprised of a Residential and Day School for adolescent girls who have suffered trauma, a Residential Treatment Facility for adolescent girls and young women, a Substance Abuse Recovery program for women, and a Mental Health Clinic for families.


of young adults in foster care (18+) are enrolled in school or working

Support Our Mission

With your gift, you can help strengthen New York families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs.

Donate Now

Stay in the loop

Subscribe to the SCO Newsletter to hear the latest on SCO’s programs, people, and happenings.