Who is SCO?

Who is SCO?

With 84 programs serving 60,000 New Yorkers each year, SCO Family of Services is many things to many people. We are advocates. We are hope. We are early childhood, independent youth, and special needs programming. We are strong families and communities. We are the promise of opportunity. And most importantly, we are builders. We build well-being.

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Our mission


SCO Family of Services envisions communities throughout New York City and Long Island that support family life and personal well-being, where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

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 provided vital human services throughout New York City and Long Island for 125 years.

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Our Success


97% of children in our Early Childhood Centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards

83% of runaway and homeless youth discharged from our shelters are engaged in education or work

99% of at-risk families throughout Brooklyn and Queens remained together and stable with family support services

In 2018 we sheltered 5,500 youth, adults and children experiencing homelessness

82% of students in our residential school for youth with high-functioning autism are actively involved in weekly internships in the community

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Our Services


SCO Family of Services has responded to the needs of New Yorkers for more than a century.

  • Foster Care
  • Homeless Shelters & Services
  • Special Needs Programs
  • Early Childhood Education
  • At Risk Youth Development
  • Family & Community Support

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SCO Family of Services opens doors to opportunities for children, youth, adults and families throughout New York City and Long Island.

We inspire


children and teens through academic, after-school, summer and work readiness programs

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

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