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Fresno EOC CEO Presented with Award from the Mexican Government

Fresno EOC’s Chief Executive Officer, Emilia Reyes, was presented with the Ohtli Award for her work to empower and advance Mexican citizens in the United States. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican Government upon an individual. The ceremony took place at...

Navigating Parenthood from a Perspective of Youth

Younger parents may face the same challenges as all parents, and with those challenges, young parents may also struggle with trying to finish school, finding services for their baby, and being judged because of their age. The Fresno EOC Adolescent Family Life Program...

Celebrating a Greener, Cleaner America

  America Recycles Day on November 15 encourages people to purchase recycled products and recycle more for a greener, cleaner environment. According to CalRecycle, the average Californian throws away about 2,000 pounds of garbage every year. Fresno EOC Local...

Fresno EOC in Thailand

Members of Fresno EOC Health Services team are in Thailand to present a curriculum they helped to create at the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning. The digitally enhanced curriculum focuses on helping teens develop safe and healthy relationships and...

Thank You for an Epic Halloween Bash!

The Safe Night Out Halloween event was a great success! An estimated 3,500 + family members came out to Southwest Fresno for the free event which featured haunted houses, a Trunk-or-Treat, games, and costume contests. It was all possible thanks to a huge collaborative...

Fresno EOC Sanctuary Youth Shelter

As many of you know, our Sanctuary Youth Shelter operated for 30 years in Fresno, offering emergency shelter and supportive services to runaway and homeless youth. As requirements have shifted and additional family shelters opened, we noticed a decrease in need for...

Fresno EOC Partners with Mexican Consulate in Fresno to help the LGBTQ+ Community

Fresno EOC is ready to help address the struggles of people who have come to the Central Valley from Mexico. They likely face a number of obstacles in getting their basic needs met, including a language barrier, citizenship, and getting a roof over their heads. The...

Child and Family Hub Re-Opens with Multiple Free and Low-Cost Services

Community members and early childhood leaders are celebrating the re-opening of the Community Learning Center (CLC) in Downtown Fresno. An open house event on October 13 gave the community a peek inside after a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Fresno EOC Takes Action to Help Struggling Families

We all know the price of groceries has soared recently. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, costs have risen more than 13% in the last year. Fresno EOC recognized that challenge and stepped in to help ensure families in need, are fed. Fresno EOC Chief...

Fresno EOC Stands in Opposition of Recent Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade

On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade, erasing access to safe, legal abortion care. The reversal of the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws and is likely to lead to...

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Parlier Food Distribution

December 2, 2022 - 9:00 am
Fresno EOC Food Distribution: Parlier

Mendota Food Distribution

December 6, 2022 - 9:00 am
Fresno EOC Food Distribution: Mendota

Firebaugh Food Distribution

December 8, 2022 - 9:00 am
Firebaugh Food Distribution
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About Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Founded in 1965, Fresno EOC has spent over five decades investing in people, helping them become self-sufficient.

Fresno EOC is considered one of the largest Community Action Agencies in the country. We employ over 1,200 full and part-time staff members committed to transforming lives. With over 30 programs to serve the community, we bridge gaps with almost every aspect of the underserved population.

When Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the goal was to obtain equality of opportunity in education, employment, health and living conditions for every American in our country. To realize this goal, nearly 900 locally-based Community Action Agencies were established throughout the nation; Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, known as Fresno EOC, is one of these agencies. We are widely recognized and are one of the largest nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the United States.

Helping People and Transforming Lives is what we are about

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As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as we initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

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