SCO’s Karen Abreu-Rosano Inducted into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame
June 1, 2018 / SCO News
Glen Cove, NY SCO Family of Services, a provider of essential human services throughout New York City and on Long Island, today announced the induction of Karen Abreu-Rosano, Assistant Executive Director of SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care Programs, into the Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano was introduced by New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, who represents District 14, where one of SCO’s Foster Care programs is located, at a ceremony at the New York State Capitol Building in Albany March 13th.
Each year, SCO Family of Services helps find safe homes and caring families for hundreds of children and youth who have been placed in Foster Care – with the goal of family reunification. Behind every safe home and caring family stands Karen Abreu-Rosano. Mrs. Abreu-Rosano oversees Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Family Foster Care and Adoption, including health and mental health services for children in placement. She ensures that all children and youth in SCO’s Foster Care program have the opportunity to succeed and are supported in every way possible.
Karen Abreu-Rosano’s department includes over 300 casework and clinical staff and over 400 foster homes that are responsible for the care, safety and permanency of SCO’s foster children. Providing a supportive environment and inspiring teamwork, Mrs. Abreu-Rosano ensures that all staff have an opportunity for both personal and professional development goals.
Mrs. Abreu-Rosano is a valued member of SCO’s Executive Leadership team. She is an active participant in city and state workgroups, and works to ensure that SCO meets and exceeds state and city standards. She represents the very best of SCO Family of Services and embodies the true values of compassion, dedication, and excellence.
Karen Abreu-Rosano started with SCO in 1999 as a foster care and adoption caseworker and became the Assistant Director of the Agency Information Management System Department (AIMS) in 2000. She was promoted to Director of AIMS in 2003 where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Options data system and ensured casework staff adhered to documentation procedure and policy.
In 2014, Mrs. Abreu-Rosano became Assistant Executive Director of Family Foster Care. She resides in Kew Gardens, Queens and holds an MSW from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work and a BA from SUNY Stony Brook.
Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York celebrated women that work in the nonprofit sector who have made a significant impact in human services and throughout New York communities. Karen Abreu-Rosano was honored as a leader in her field and an endless advocate and champion for children and youth in Foster Care.
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