Spotlight on EOC of Suffolk Programs

Helping Community Members Through the Pandemic

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

Bank of America Awards Grant to EOC of Suffolk, Inc.

Funds will help further the agency's mission to promote self-sufficiency and revitalize communities-of-need in Suffolk County...... (view PDF)

Housing Support in Suffolk County

Funds will help further the agency's mission to promote self-sufficiency and revitalize communities-of-need in Suffolk County...... (view PDF)

Suffolk receives $100K ESL grant from NY

The money will be given to the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk – a nonprofit organization educating minority communities... (or view PDF)

LI groups get $5,000 each for financial literacy

Twenty-five Long Island organizations were named Tuesday to each receive a $5,000 grant from Capital One Bank to run a financial education program for their community... (or view PDF)

A Special Visit to The EOC of Suffolk, Inc

New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales joined by U.S. Health and Human Services Director of Community Services Jeannie Chaffin paid a special visit to Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk (EOC) ... (or view PDF)

Music School Inc & Tutor Time Create Special Kids Program

Tutor Time, through the E.O.C. of Suffolk, received a Community Service Block Grant to subsidize the Rock N Tots program to enrolled students and
will be... (or view PDF)

Grand Opening of Sensationally Sweet

Sensationally Sweet at 18 East Main Street in Patchogue, is celebrating its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 12..... (view PDF)


Read about SSVF Outreach Coordinator Rich Dellasso’s efforts to help homeless veterans on Long Island’s east end.

Brentwood High School Freshman Center students engaged in a week full of activities focused on building a culture of kindness and inclusivity in "Be the Change" week!

Central Islip Reed Middle School Leaders of the Future and Peer Education students had a great time planting strawberries in the school's garden. The students expressed how they missed social time and enjoyed the activity of gardening.

Our Wyandanch Leaders of the Future Club (LOTF) is partnering with Sustainable Wyandanch in a year-long project to clean-up the community using the app Litterati that tracks how much litter they pick up.

Patchogue Organization Looking To Help Homeless Veterans: The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk now provides financial support for veterans struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kudos to Ben Harper, a Program Coordinator with our Community Based Initiative, who with the developers of Gleneagle Green at Bellport -- a new affordable housing project -- is working to maximize the number of local construction workers on the job.

The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. is helping community members, including veterans, through this pandemic.

Stacey Ann Photo

Congratulations to our own Lance Cpl. StaceyAnn Castro-Tapler, USMC, OIF, OEF, an employment specialist with our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, on being recognized by the Long Island Advance for her service to our nation.

We were proud that, since 2012, Sensationally Sweet served as an occupational training ground for some of our disabled clients. Unfortunately, after a great eight-year run, we could not weather the COVIC-19 pandemic storm and were forced to close.

Congratulations to Magali Roman, Program Coordinator with our Community Based Initiative, who with 20 members of My Brother's Keeper, a Brentwood High School student club, partnered with Pronto and Adelante to distribute hundreds of free meals, canned food, hand sanitizer, and stacks of clothing for area homeless.

John Robert Lewis (1940 – 2020)

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

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, Inc. proudly receives a grant from Bank of America.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.  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.

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Speaker Heastie Continues
Statewide Tour in Long Island
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2018 Dellacave Award Winners

Central Islip High School senior Alexandrea Harriott and Ward Melville High School senior Zach Hobbes were recently honored with the Butch Dellecave Award at a ceremony held on June 10, 2018 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.

“We should all be concerned about poverty on Long Island” by Charles Fox, Director of Special Projects

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Named in memory of the legendary educator, official, and coach Gaetano “Butch” Dellecave, the award is the product of a highly successful 18-year partnership between local school districts in Suffolk County and the award organizers: the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, the Butch Dellecave Foundation, and Newsday. Pictured: Dellecave Award winners Alexandrea Harriott and Zach Hobbes with, from left, Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk C.E.O. Adrian Fassett, and Dellecave Foundation Co-Directors Guy Dellecave and Mark Dellecave. Download the Newsday story View Event Photos

The EOC of Suffolk, Inc. attended an affair hosted by The Collision Center

On March 6, 2018, The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. attended an affair hosted by The Collision Centers in association with Driving 4 Changes Foundation. Download a pdf of the certificates presented.

Congratulations to Magali Román, Program Coordinator of the Community Based Initiative at EOC of Suffolk, for being recently honored by both the Long Island Women's Conference and by Pronto Long Island. Enlarge photo.

Newsday Article for February 18 2019

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Suffolk non-profit pushes to bring more minorities to law enforcement
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EOC of Suffolk still meeting diverse needs after 50 years of community assistance.

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EOC of Suffolk still meeting diverse needs after 50 years.
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Kingz Kidz Outreach concert
Kingz Kidz Outreach and Hard Work Pays Off (HWPO) Anti-Bullying Event held at Amityville High School on June 23rd, sponsored by EOC/Sprint/PSEG.  Pictured: Headlining artist Kierra Sheard with young members of the audience and Gospel Duo, AJ Spence. Download Event Photos.

50th celebration of the eoc50th Anniversary Event Photo Gallery

Check out photos from our 50th anniversary event photo gallery.

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Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory.

Photo of Debra Sterling with Gov. Cuomo

Debra Sterling (right), Project Coordinator for our SNUG Violence Prevention Program, recently met with Governor Andrew Cuomo when he announced new legislation aimed at helping ...

Dellecave Award Winners for 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Butch Dellecave Award winners:
Hauppauge High School's Katie Murphy
and West Islip High School's Patrick Carter.

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Photo of the Belleport National Night Out of 2017

The Bellport National Night Out was a success again this year!
Many thanks to our elected officials, local leaders, and dignitaries for showing up and giving us their support.

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educators prevent school shootings.  The Red Flag bill will allow family members, teachers, and other school administrators to seek a court order temporarily preventing a person at serious risk of injuring themselves or others from possessing, purchasing, or attempting to purchase a firearm. Joining them in the photo is Ta'Isha Gist, Project Coordinator for the Hempstead SNUG program.

Luncheon to assist in promoting women involved in the military.

A February 18, 2017 luncheon celebrated 74 years of women serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Women Marines Association promotes the history and traditions of the ordinary women who chose to do something extraordinary by becoming a United States Marine.

Adrian Fassett honored

C.E.O. Adrian Fassett holds a proclamation as he was honored on October 22, 2016 by the Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue (BHEP) Alliance. Pictured, from left, are Suffolk Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, County Legislator Rob Calarco, and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri.

Community Action Support

EOC staff (pictured here standing on the steps of the NYS Assembly)
attended the NYSCAA Conference and Advocacy Day
this week in support of Community Action.

2017's Top 50 Women in Business - Songhi DavisThe EOC of Suffolk, Inc. is proud that Songhi Davis, the agency's Chief Financial Officer, was named one of 2017's Top 50 Women in Business by Long Island Business News. The award, launched in 2000, recognizes Long Island's top women professionals in the areas of business acumen, mentoring, and community involvement. Ms. Davis received the honor at an October 19, 2017 awards dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club attended by more than 600 of the region's top business, government, and not-for-profit leaders.

The Dellecave Award Winners for 2016

Nicole Farese ~ Sayville High School &
Livingstone V. Harriott, Jr. ~ Central Islip High School

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Sensationally Sweet won First Place in the Great South Bay Chili Chowder Festival

EOC of Suffolk, Inc.’s Sensationally Sweet won First Place in the Great South Bay Chili Chowder Festival Scarecrow Contest.

Article about EOC employee Mary Meyer

Suffolk Close Up article featuring the EOC of Suffolk.

EOC of Suffolk, Inc. was featured in the South Shore Press
in an article "Suffolk Closeup" on January 19, 2016.

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National night out

Download the full article concerning the 21st annual "National Night Out" in Wyandanch ~ An inititaive of EOC of Suffolk, Inc.

Long Island Advance article.

EOC of Suffolk was featured in the Long Island Advance for its commitment to helping Patchogue Village residents celebrate the holiday season. Download the full story.


Charitable Bail Fund Program


SNUG Wyandanch: News 12, 9/10/2016

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Operation SNUG on News 12 Long Island

Watch this News 12 report on how EOC of Suffolk's OPERATION SNUG program is helping to make our neighborhoods safer by promoting nonviolence.

6th Annual College Tour: Follow-Up Testimonials

Watch and listen to high school students discuss the value of our annual College Tour Program which gives young people the opportunity to visit campuses and experience, first hand, the importance of higher education. Our thanks to the United Way of Long Island and to the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) for helping to fund this year’s college tour.

Sensationally Sweet Candy Shoppe Grand Opening

Sensationally Sweet is owned and operated by The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc (EOC of Suffolk, Inc) a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3). Proceeds from Sensationally Sweet are used to fund programs that assist individuals and families to improve their lives.

It was like going back in time to when I was a child. All the sweets I remember getting at the corner candy shop are here! Now I can let my children experience a little bit of my childhood memories!

Affordable Housing Programs

The Economic Opportunity Council Of Suffolk, Inc develops affordable housing for low-moderate income families. Grant subsidies are applied to the development costs of these properties making them affordable to the low income first time homebuyer.  Qualified buyers may be eligible for a grant subsidy to use towards the purchase of one of these homes.

I didn't know where to even start looking toward purchasing my own home. Thank you all at the EOC of Suffolk for your help and guidance. You made it all possible!

The EOC of Suffolk - Helping People, Changing Lives

The EOC of Suffolk's 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.

I was homeless and sleeping in cars ... If I could say anything to anybody out there in the world ... the EOC is the best!

Day Care Centers

The EOC of Suffolk's related Child Care Centers provide the highest standards of child care and early childhood education..

I was looking for a day care center for my children that was very secure, kind and that would help my children and myself ... I came to speak to someone at the EOC ... I wouldn't have been able to obtain long term employment.

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