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Welcome to EOC of Nassau County

The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc. is the designated anti-poverty agency in Nassau County. We are an innovative community action agency devoted to facilitating and strengthening basic social relationships between individuals, families and social organizations.

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EOC of Nassau County Programs

Our commitment has been demonstrated through activities that have resulted in changing Nassau County institutions to be more responsive in establishing new institutions and program initiatives that improve the quality of life for people who live in poverty target communities in the more about Our History

Head Start Early Childhood Development and school Readiness Language

The Head Start Early Childhood Development Program offers a variety of services to preschoolers three to five years old and their families. They provide children with a place to learn through play. Trained personnel supervise the classes of 16 to 17 children. The program consists of activities in art, language, math and science in a friendly, warm atmosphere.

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Downstate Healthy Start Program

The Downstate Healthy Start Program of the EOC of Nassau County, Inc. is an infant mortality reduction initiative designed to improve maternal and child health. The Healthy Start Program facilitates access to health and social services for low income women and their children in the Village of Hempstead by developing consumer involvement, providing enhanced outreach, consortium development, case management, education, referral, and follow-up services.

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Displaced Homemakers Multi-Service Center

The Displaced Homemakers Program helps people back on the road to economic independence by providing counseling, placement, and support services they need to obtain regular employment. The services that the DHMC program provide gives individuals the opportunity to gain the confidence and self-sufficiency needed to live a full and productive life.

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Youth Development

EOC's youth development programs focus on youth of all ages. A comprehensive year round program is offered which includes participation in local Youth Councils and a County-wide Youth Council. Activities escalate in the summer time and local community action program features six week programs including youth employment, leisure time and cultural activities, recreational activities and lunch is an integral part of the program.

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Temporary Asistance to Needy Families (TANF)

The aim of Career Paths TANF Employment Services (CPTE) is to provide Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Safety Net Family recipients with the confidence, self-esteem and skills to get and keep a job that will move them along on their path towards self-sufficiency. Participants will gain valuable and marketable skills as well as acceptable work habits that will land them a job and give them their first step towards a career.

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Da'Truth Sexual Health Promotion Program

Da'Truth HIV/AIDS Youth Leadership Sexual Health Promotion Program is committed to fighting the ever-evolving pandemic of HIV/AIDS, STIs and Pregnancy Prevention. Our focus is to increase awareness and change the risk behaviors that lead to the transmission of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and unplanned pregnancies.


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The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc.

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Ms. Iris A. Johnson – Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director

Iris A. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC) of Nassau County, Inc., leads the organization in its mission to help families reach their goals of health and self-reliance. She is the first African-American woman to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer at the EOC, Nassau County’s largest minority employer located in the village of Hempstead. Ms. Johnson oversees a budget of $16 million dollars with proficiency in the areas of program development and implementation.

Ms. Johnson’s career at the EOC spans 34 years in positions of increasing responsibility. She has earned numerous certificates in non-profit management and received a Master of Human Services (MHS) Degree from Lincoln University.

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Our Mission

The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc., a Community Action Agency, through collaboration and partnership, empowers income-eligible families to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to improve the quality of their lives. In pursuit of this mission EOC will: • Advocate on clients behalf to provide more opportunities and fewer barriers. • Provide educational and economic resources to increase client self-sufficiency. • Help reduce the causes and effects of poverty. • Foster citizen participation to initiate programs and improve existing services based upon local community needs.


134 Jackson Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

Phone: (516) 292-9710

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