Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council is Now LifeWorks Community Action!

Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) is proud to kick off 2021 by reintroducing ourselves as LifeWorks Community Action. “We’re proud to stand at the intersection of the economic equality and social justice movements,” said LifeWorks Executive Director Jo Anne Hume. “By becoming LifeWorks, we’re honoring our mission and legacy of community action – neighbors …

Taking annual Visión event virtual brings global scale to Estamos Aquí project

Saratoga County EOC will unveil website housing 14 years of Estamos Aquí exhibits, new 2020 photos, and host community discussion BALLSTON SPA, NY (Aug. 3, 2020) — Visión: a look at life behind the scenes is an annual highlight of the Saratoga racing season and has traditionally served as the opening reception for new photographs …

National Community Action Partnership Affirms Its Core Values 

(Washington, DC, May 29, 2020)-Our world is reckoning with a pandemic for which there is currently no cure. Already, COVID-19 has taken 100,000+ lives in the US and it has consumed millions more. We mourn for all who have been infected and affected by this crisis. In a very short time, the pandemic has shifted …

Saratoga County EOC’s May Day event is going virtual and everyone is invited

Since the beginning of the pandemic, EOC has provided groceries for over 80,000 meals to Saratoga County families in need. May Day Online will support EOC’s services during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery. Anyone can tune in at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, or watch later at their convenience, at facebook.com/sceoc.  There are no tickets …

CTE and Food Pantries for the Capital District help EOC meet the needs of the community during COVID-19

Ballston Spa, NY (March 23, 2020) – The Career and Technical Education (CTE) heavy equipment and environmental conservation instructors from the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs used their equipment operator skills to help Saratoga County EOC unload a 5,000-lb. food delivery brought by The Food Pantries for the Capital District. The Food …

Food program updates during COVID-19

EOC will now be providing food packages by delivery only through the Mobile Food Pantry. The on-site pantry at 39 Bath St. in Ballston Spa is closed. If you are in need of a pantry delivery, please call 518-288-3206 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Kitchen at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational …

Five tips to make your home more energy efficient this winter

It’s not too late to make a difference in your heating bill by performing maintenance around the house to make your home more energy efficient. Here are a few tips!  Air Sealing. Gaps around pipes, chimneys and unfinished spaces can cause homes to lose heat and become drafty. You can seal these holes with caulking compounds …

Can EOC help you celebrate Thanksgiving this year?

Saratoga County residents who may need a hand this Thanksgiving are encouraged to reach out to Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC). EOC provides over 800 Thanksgiving baskets each year to neighbors in need. Each basket contains fresh produce, including potatoes, apples and carrots, as well as the staples every Thanksgiving meal needs like stuffing …