SCO News

Shalini’s Story

March 13, 2023 /

Shalini is a young woman who knows exactly where she’s headed. A chance experience tutoring young children as a high school student while in SCO’s foster care program ignited her passion for teaching, and now guides her every step. With a razor-sharp focus on achieving her goals, Shalini has mapped…

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Kelly’s Story

March 13, 2023 /

Kelly lives on a quiet tree-lined street with her husband, two sons, and an energetic puppy named Molly. Life is pretty good these days. In her own words, she has a decent job, a home, a car, and a supportive family – all things she never thought possible before entering…

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Daniel’s Story

March 10, 2023 /

At 24, Daniel has overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. Born with developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and addicted to drugs, Daniel entered foster care as an infant. He was adopted as a toddler by a loving mother who tragically passed away just a few years later. Daniel’s aunt cared for him…

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Alayah’s Story

August 23, 2022 /

Alayah was always curious. When she saw something, she wouldn’t just take it at face value. She wanted to learn more. “How does that work?” “Why did that happen?” “What makes it do that?” Her inquisitive nature was one of the traits that made her such a good student. She…

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May 24, 2021 /

“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…

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Carlos’ Story

February 18, 2021 /

Carlos (pronoun they, their, them) is an amazing youth who was placed in SCO’s Family Foster Care program over 10 years ago. Carlos has undergone several hardships in their young life, however, they are a resilient youth who has remained focused on their schoolwork. Carlos graduated high school with high…

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Fatu’s Story

March 24, 2020 /

At 19, Fatu’s future looks bright. She plans to go to Monroe College in the fall to follow her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Ryan’s Story

November 25, 2019 /

At 7 years old, Ryan was removed from his mother’s home and placed in SCO’s Foster Care program.

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Wilson’s Story

November 25, 2019 /

“Thanks to SCO Family of Services and Westbrook Preparatory School for being part of my success story,” said Wilson.

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Kaitlyn’s Story

November 25, 2019 /

“Knowing my story can influence the story of another young girl which inspires me to give back,” said Kaitlyn.

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Selena’s Story

September 17, 2019 /

Selena has found her calling. She has found healing through sharing her story and inspiring others and she has experienced personal growth in the process.

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Jasmine’s Story

September 12, 2019 /

Today, I am at Teachers College Columbia University earning my Masters in Clinical Psychology on a full scholarship, so that I, too, can be a source of support for youth in need.

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Arjun’s Story

January 31, 2019 /

With the help and dedication of SCO’s staff, a plan was developed to help Arjun address his challenges and work towards achieving his goals.

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Shana’s Story

December 13, 2018 /

Morning Star helped save my life. They never gave up on me.

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September 7, 2018 /

“The confidence Nick has grown in the short time he’s been at the group home is amazing."

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of eligible residents at our Dix Hills Residential Treatment Facility participated in work, internship, or volunteer activities


of women in our residential recovery program remained substance free

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