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 [...]
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I am in the 15 percent of new moms with postpartum depression. And one of the ones who developed postpartum psychosis. I am lucky enough to trust my body that when I hit my darkest path I knew I needed help. I told Jeff to bring me to the hospital and that was almost four [...]
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 [...]
Food Programs 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 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Kitchen remains open, but [...]
No need to wait for baseball to return for a seventh-inning stretch. Attached are a few pages of helpful stretches you can do either at the office or at home. Also if anyone is interested, St. Peter’s Health Partners is offering a FREE [...]
The Wellness Committee invites you to play Self-Care BINGO. Now more than ever is a great time to prioritize self-care and try new things. The instructions/description are right at the top of the attached document. It’s really simple –save a copy to your computer or print it out and check off the boxes as you [...]
(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 [...]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the following links are available with information to offer assistance and to promote self-care and well-being at this critical time! National Alliance on Mental Illness offers coping strategies and resources to stay up to date on information. Mental Health Association of NYS has handouts and activities to share to help [...]
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 [...]