Breast Cancer/Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October also calls to mind another important issue: Domestic Violence. This year, on October 16th, the EOC hosted an afternoon of inspiration and education to EOC staff members and clients, to equally shed light on both issues. The keynote speaker, Mrs. Theresa Leak Deaver, CEO/Founder of Lillian and Lillian Foundation, delivered a powerful message about her personal experience with domestic violence. Talented EOC staff members also contributed their gifts to the event: Ms. Danielle Darty and Ms. Charleen Allen shared wonderful words of inspiration through poetry, Ms. Ebony Nesbitt, Head Start Family Service Worker shared inspiration in song and Ms. Augusta Uwechue conducted a clinical presentation on breast cancer prevention self-examination.

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The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc., a community action agency, through collaboration and partnership, empowers income-eligible families to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to improve the quality of their lives.

In pursuit of this mission, the EOC will:

•  Advocate on clients behalf to provide more opportunities and fewer barriers.

•  Provide educational and economic resources to increase client self-sufficiency.

•  Help reduce the causes and effects of poverty.

•  Foster citizen participation to initiate programs and improve existing services based      

    upon local community needs