In 1964, Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act, which led to the establishment of a network of Community Action Agencies at the local level to alleviate the impact of poverty in communities and help individuals, children and families of low income to become self-sufficient and improve the quality of their lives. Each local EOC is governed by a board of directors comprising local businesses, government and community representatives, and is supported in part by public funds. In the Nation, there are approximately 1,100 Community Action Agencies (CAA) and in NYS, there are 51 designees. Saratoga County EOC is one of those 51 CAA’s and we serve beside them all to support the residents of NYS in efforts to be sustainable.
EOC has been the community action agency in Saratoga County for over 42 years and has incorporated many programs such as the Community Lunch Program, Latino Community Advocacy Program (LCAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Head Start, Early Head Start, Weatherization, Crisis and Family Development, a Food Pantry, and holiday programs.
SCEOC has helped thousands of families help themselves.