SCO Family of Services

It’s All About Caring

For over 50 years, SCO Family of Services’ Foster Care program has been helping children and their families grow, heal and thrive. See our Foster Care video.

Become a Foster Parent

SCO Family of Services finds safe homes and caring families for children and teens throughout New York City and Long Island.
Who Can Be a Foster Parent? Foster parents are dedicated to the child, their family and the SCO mission. If you are 21 or older, have a stable income and have enough room in your heart and home, please fill out our online pre-qualification form.

We provide comprehensive services
Foster Parents:
• Ongoing training
• Extensive support
• 24-hour assistance

Children in Foster Care:
• Medical services
• Mental health services
• Educational and vocational services
• College readiness and financial aid planning

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, we will work closely with you to match you with a child in need. To learn more about becoming a foster parent, visit or call 718.674.7800.