Thank You!

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

We Have A New Classroom

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Our new classroom for 2-year-old children is open at our St. Helen’s Head Start Center in Gifford. Unlike our Head Start program for children age 3-5, our “Early Bird” Program is 100% locally funded. We would like to thank our funders for investing in the early childhood education of these beautiful young children. Program funders … Read more


Free Legal Assistance

FREE EVICTION AND FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE FOR INDIAN RIVER COUNTY RESIDENTS provided by a collaboration between the Johnís 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

Information on EOC Services and Covid-19

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All Head Start Sites are closed until May 1, 2020. Please continue to check our website and Facebook for updates. Utilities and Rental Assistance If you are in need of utilities and rental assistance, please contact our office at (772) 562-4177. Check Eligibility Here Online Educational Resources for Head Start children and families Distance Learning … Read more

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 EOCís 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. ďIím really excited and proud to be the first person on my motherís side of the family to graduate from college.Ē said Melissa Jefferson. Prior to registering for EOCís REACH Program, … Read more

EOCís REACH Program Graduates Three More LPNs


Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County, Inc. (EOC) is helping low-income Indian River County residents achieve their educational and vocational goals, earn a living wage, and move away from poverty and public assistance to financial self-sufficiency.  The REACH Program is ending generational poverty in Indian River County one family at a time.  Three REACH … Read more


Okeechobee classroom

EOC/Head Start held its annual Community Read from October 21- November 1, 2019.   Volunteers came out in numbersó76 volunteer readers read to children in our 20 Head Start classrooms for a total of 49.75 hours.  Not only do our children love to have guest readers in the classroom, but we are able to count this … Read more