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REACH helps put an end to generational poverty one family at a time.

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In Indian River County, approximately 46% of households either live below the Federal poverty level or just above. This means that nearly 19,000 households struggle to manage daily financial pressures. The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County serves the community with a mission to transition at-risk individuals and families from poverty to self-sufficiency through … Read more

Thank You!

EOC maintenance van

We’re grateful to Johns Island Foundation for providing us with a new maintenance van.


Free Legal Assistance

FREE EVICTION AND FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE FOR INDIAN RIVER COUNTY RESIDENTS provided by a collaboration between the Johns Island Community Service League, Florida Rural Legal Services, and the Indian River County Bar Association. For more information, contact: Carolyn Fabrizio at 888-582-3410 Ext. 7024 or

Ashlee Zuefle

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REACH client Ashlee Zuefle. recently received her Medical Assistant Certification from Treasure Coast Technical College. She was immediately hired at Cleveland Clinic, where she did her externship. Says Ashlee, “For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m on the path I’m supposed to be on.” Prior to her participation in EOCs REACH … Read more

Success Story REACH HVAC Client

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Congratulations to our REACH Family Self-Sufficiency Program Client, David Lackey, who recently received his HVAC Certification. David enrolled in our REACH Program when he was homeless and living at Camp Haven. Since completing his HVAC training, David is now employed and has moved out of Camp Haven into his own rental unit. Best of luck … Read more

REACH Client Melissa Jefferson First In Family to Graduate from College

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Three REACH Family Self-Sufficiency Program graduates completed their LPN training at Treasure Coast Technical College in December, Terkedria Henderson, Crunesha Neighbors, and Melissa Jefferson. Im really excited and proud to be the first person on my mothers side of the family to graduate from college. said Melissa Jefferson. Prior to registering for EOCs REACH Program, … Read more

EOC/Head Start Names New Head Start Director Effective October 1st

Franklin Johnson HS Director Announcement 8-20-19

NEW HEAD START DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED: EOC/Head Start is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Franklin Johnson as EOCs new Head Start Director, effective October 1st. Frank will succeed Ms. Natalie Sanders, who is moving on to a well-deserved retirement. As the Agencys Early Childhood Education Specialist for the last five years, Frank has been … Read more