Providing Services & Programs to
Long Island Suffolk County Communities
For Over 50 Years!
The EOC-Suffolk Has Been Awarded
The "Supportive Services for Veteran Families" Grant
From The United States Department of Veteran Affairs
The EOC of Suffolk is Able to Better Provide Assistance
To Veterans & Their Families Throughout Suffolk County
Community Assistance For:
Child & Adult Protective Services
Foster Care Services
Child Care Services
Safe Haven Programs
and many more...
Some of The Services & Programs Available:
Montauk Child Care
and more ...
Welcome To The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.
Our mission is to promote a goal of self-sufficiency by broadening the minds of children, revitalizing communities, and assisting families and children in need through the provision of services and to coordinate available federal, state, local and private resources.
John Robert Lewis (1940 – 2020)
We mourn the loss of civil rights leader and Member of Congress, John Robert Lewis. The son of sharecroppers, John Lewis became one of the leading figures in the civil rights movement in the 1960’s. He was one of the original Freedom Riders, the youngest keynote speaker at the historic 1963 March on Washington, and helped lead a march in 1965 for voting rights on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he and other marchers were brutally beaten by police. Lewis later served 33 years in the House of Representatives where he was an ardent supporter of Community Action Agencies such as the EOC of Suffolk, Inc. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded Lewis the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Nicknamed the “conscience of Congress,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Lewis was the “only former major civil rights leader who extended his fight for human rights and racial reconciliation to the halls of Congress.” We extend our deepest condolences to his son, John-Miles, and the rest of the Lewis family.
We Are Providing COVID-19 Emergency Assistance
Through funding from the federal Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) program, the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. is offering financial assistance to eligible Suffolk County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding originates from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Financial hardships/need include food, funeral costs, rental expenses, broker fees, utility expenses, medical expenses, retraining expenses, clothing, bedding, toiletries, etc. Applicants’ household income must not exceed 200 percent of poverty guidelines.
Please fill out the application documents below and fax the completed application to Halim Kaygisiz at 631-415-4794. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 31 West Main Street, Suite 300, Patchogue, NY 11772, Attn: Halim Kaygisiz.
See links below for required documentation:
Intake Form: Please complete this form so we can learn about who you are and your living situation.
We Can Help Low-Income Brookhaven Residents With Rental Arrears
Town of Brookhaven residents may be able to get help with their rental arrears – monies owed to their landlord for missed rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic – under a new program at the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. (EOC of Suffolk).
An $80,000 grant from the Town of Brookhaven is funding this EOC of Suffolk initiative to provide support to low-income Brookhaven households facing homelessness because of the effects of COVID-19.
The funds originate from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grants program, which assists those at risk of becoming homeless because of job loss, wage reduction, illness, or other hardships associated with COVID-19. Applicants’ household income must not exceed 50 percent of the HUD area median income, which is $63,300 for a family of four.
To find out if you are eligible, contact Halim Kaygisiz, Director of Health Outreach Services, at 631-241-2119 or email@example.com.
WE STAND WITH YOU!
The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. is truly saddened by recent events and the continued racial violence in our country. We are appalled by what happened to George Floyd and to so many others in the past, and we feel outrage at the injustice of these deaths. As a minority community-based organization, we stand with the entire community in support of the individuals, families, and colleagues who are hurt and angry. And, as part of the national Community Action Network, we also recognize that our country has been challenged in recent times to fully realize the ideals of equality and justice for all within our community.
Our mission is to promote a goal of self-sufficiency by broadening the minds of children, revitalizing communities, and assisting families and children in need… no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, military status, marital status, etc. As service providers, we strive to embody and instill the values of kindness, fairness, and respect for the humanity of all people. Our struggle to foster a society free of racism, sexism, and prejudice of all kinds is a continuous one. We have to first examine our own feelings with honesty and humility, and then bring our urgency, creativity, and persistence to the very difficult task of teaching acceptance.
As community leaders, we are committed to acting on behalf of the wellbeing of our community. EOC of Suffolk is committed to providing services for all members of our community that prioritizes civil rights and civic responsibilities, and that promotes equality and respect for all. We pledge to do everything we can to ensure all of our clients live without fear and with the respect and dignity to which all human beings are entitled.
Despite the mass disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau continues to forge ahead with the constitutionally mandated decennial count of everyone in the country. And it is critical that everyone – no matter their immigration status – complete the brief census questionnaire.Around $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed each year using formulas that rely on census data, including Medicare and Medicaid, programs funded through block grants, Head Start, and the National School Lunch Program, among many others. These programs have significant effects on our communities.
So please be counted. It takes just a few minutes. Go to www.2020census.gov, or if you lack internet access, call toll free (844) 330-2020. Your answers are totally confidential.
We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this difficult period.
The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. wants you to know that, at this time, we are continuing to provide most of the vital services we normally offer. We are complying with all relevant public safety guidelines – and we are taking appropriate steps to consistently ensure the safety of our EOC of Suffolk team as well as the people we serve.
Our aim is to fulfill our mission, while also staying committed to the protection of the public-at-large.
~ Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.
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Contact Augustine Sciabarassi, Peer Navigator/Health Homes Outreach Worker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-968-8000, ext. 609.
Read Newsday’s story about how the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. is helping community members through this pandemic.
The EOC of Suffolk family mourns the loss of Anastasia Fox, a Health Home Supervisor and valued member of our team, who passed away in a tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.
Augustine Sciabarassi presented as a guest speaker at the 7th International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs and STIs. The conference was held in NY, NY on March 18-19, 2019. He spoke on HIV stigma and discrimination: Removing barriers to service and healthcare.
The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. proudly received a $200,000 grant from Bank of America as part of its Neighborhood Builders® grant program.
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Pictured from left: Songhi Davis, C.F.O., EOC of Suffolk, Inc.; Adrian Fassett, C.E.O., EOC of Suffolk, Inc.;Robert Isaksen, Long Island Market President, Bank of America; Sondra Palmer Randall, Board Chair, EOC of Suffolk, Inc., and Charles Fox Jr., Senior Coordinator for Community Services at the EOC of Suffolk, Inc.