ABOUT THE EOC OF NASSAU COUNTY, INC.
The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc. (EOC) is a 501 (c) (3) Community Action Agency, born out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 20, 1964. A signature legislation of Johnson’s Act, “War on Poverty,” provided among other things, a Job Corps program to train youth, encouraged community action programs, and provided for the establishment of the Head Start program. The EOC of Nassau County, Inc., was initially constituted as a program of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island. Ten neighborhood centers were developed and fully staffed. Five years later, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc. was incorporated, separated, and completely independent of the Health and Welfare Council.
For over 50 years, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc. has provided programs and services to low-income Nassau County residents. During the past year, approximately 14,000 un-duplicated low-income children, youth, individuals, and families accessed EOC of Nassau County, Inc. programs and services. As a Community Action Agency, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc. is a direct support for the County’s residents who live at or below the federal poverty level. This includes those are recognized as, “working poor.”
As such, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc. is the designated anti-poverty agency in Nassau County, New York. It is devoted to facilitating and strengthening basic social relationships between individuals, families, and social organizations in Nassau County. Our motto is, “Helping People. Changing Lives.”