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Downtown Main street of Patchogue WELCOME TO The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.
Providing Services & Programs to Long Island
Suffolk County Communities For Over 50 Years!
Veteran Support 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
Suffolk Community Assistance Community Assistance For: Child & Adult Protective Services Foster Care Services Child Care Services Safe Haven Programs and many more... Community Help Some of The Services & Programs Available: Family Development
HIV/AIDS Programs
Housing Programs
Montauk Child Care
Children's Nursery
and more ...

Welcome To The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.

Mission Statement

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.

5K 4 Fighters Run/Walk

The "5K 4 Fighters Run/Walk" will be virtual this year.

While the event may look different, we are still committed to the cause and appreciate the past four years of support. Donations will help women veterans in crisis. Women vets need to be supported and to know we are all in this together!

Please register online and then run or walk on or around October 10, or whenever you can! The first 100 who sign up get a free gift!

Click here for information and to register.

We Are Providing COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

The EOC of Suffolk is 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 hkaygisiz@eoc-suffolk.com or mailed to 31 West Main Street, Suite 300, Patchogue, NY 11772, Attn: Halim Kaygisiz.

See links below for required documentation:

  1. Intake Form: Please complete this form so we can learn about who you are and your living situation.
  2. Emergency Assistance Application: Please complete this form so we can learn about your specific hardship/need.
  3. Emergency Assistance Application - Spanish: Eoc Of Suffolk Programa De Asistencia De Emergencia.
  4. Zero Income Attestation: Please complete this form if you have no income.
  5. Income Attestation: Please complete this form if you have income.
  6. 2020 Poverty Guidelines: Find out if you meet the 200 percent poverty guideline.

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 hkaygisiz@eoc-suffolk.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.

With solidarity and love for our community,

The Executive Team at EOC of Suffolk, Inc.

Please see this important message from The New York Mortgage Coalition.

BE COUNTED!

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.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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.
Be safe!

~ Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.

Brentwood COVID-19 Testing Center
Centro de pruebas Brentwood COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Packet
Paquete de información COVID-19

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En Español

In English

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EOC News

John Robert Lewis (1940 – 2020)

We mourn the loss of civil rights leader and Member of Congress, John Robert Lewis.

Knowledge is POWER. Get a FREE HIV home test kit. Get tested in the privacy of your home. Click here to see if you qualify. Limited supply!  Questions?
Contact Augustine Sciabarassi, Peer Navigator/Health Homes Outreach Worker at asciabarassi@eoc-suffolk.com or 631-968-8000, ext. 609.

Congratulations to Theresa Salerno, EOC of Suffolk’s newest HUD certified Housing Counselor. She is among an select group who have passed the extremely rigorous HUD Housing Counseling Certification Exam, allowing her to continue to provide a variety of housing counseling services to Long Islanders.

Photo of man wearing a mask

Read Newsday’s story about how the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. is helping community members through this pandemic.

The EOC of Suffolk is proud to highlight the success of our Director of Health Outreach Services Halim Kaygisiz as featured in Newsday.

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Thank you to our supporters and all who attended the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of HIV/AIDS Unity Fellowship Dinner.

Congratulations to StaceyAnn Castro-Tapler, an Employment Specialist with our SSVF program, who was recently appointed to the newly formed Suffolk County Women Veterans Advisory Board.

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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.

View more information here

Amazon Smile Program

Your Amazon Purchases Can Help Raise Money for EOC of Suffolk, Inc.

Click here to find out how!

An Assessment of Community Needs in Suffolk County, NY - 2017

An Assessment of Community Needs
in Suffolk County, NY - 2017

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Anastasia Fox

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.

2019 Butch Dellecave Awards

Newfield High School senior Loui Chen and Commack High School senior Katherine Kelly were recently honored with the Butch Dellecave Award

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The EOC of Suffolk's
2019 Annual Report

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Community Action Resources

The National Community Action Foundation seeks to ensure the federal government honorsThe National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)New York State Community Action AssociationCommunity Action Program Legal ServicesNational Community Action Partnership

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