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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 abortion bans in roughly half of the states, eliminating the fundamental right and access to reproductive healthcare. In addition, this devastating court decision directly opposes the commitment of
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Black background with white letters "Black Lives Matter"
The cure for racism is ACTION. Fresno EOC is a Community Action Agency (CAA) and was born from the Civil Rights Movement. The Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were passed by Congress and CAAs were formed across the nation. The Economic Opportunity Act stated in part: “It is, therefore, the policy of the United States to eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation
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Stop Asian Hate
Fresno EOC is a Community Action Agency (CAA) and was born from the Civil Rights Movement. As a Community Action Agency, Fresno EOC stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAIP) community and we condemn and denounce all expressions of hate, violence, xenophobia, and racism. As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic spurred the largest health crisis in our lifetimes, as well as an unprecedented rise of misinformation and bias that erupted with
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Fresno EOC Head Start 0 to 5 families were able to enjoy a Fresno State football game courtesy of the City of Fresno. The City provided Head Start with 300 tickets for the Bulldogs’ first home game. Our children and families were able to cheer on the team as they took on Cal Poly Thursday, September 1. It was a great night for families to be a part of the Red Wave and take in
Head Start 0 to 5

September 20, 2022

Tech Graduations for Seniors

Technology is everywhere, and by understanding how to use a computer, seniors are able to connect with family, pay bills, schedule medical appointments, and keep up with world events that may impact them. Forty-five seniors from around Fresno County are now a bit more connected. They recently graduated from a free, 10-week technology class funded by the Next 50 Initiative. The Next 50 Initiative was developed by a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding mission-driven
Foster Grandparent Program
Fresno EOC Energy Services can help households with energy costs and water bills, and now they are making it even easier with a new location to find assistance.The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the new Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) have an additional office space in northwest Fresno which just opened September 20. It is housed in a 33,000 square foot building at the Wine Press Shopping Center on Shaw and Marks
Energy Services

September 2, 2022

Fighting Food Insecurity

The San Joaquin Valley is getting nearly $1 million in emergency grants to tackle food insecurity. Fresno EOC Food Services will collaborate with Central California Food Bank to help make sure food supplies get to those who need them most.On August 18, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) hosted a food insecurity round table for rural communities at the Central California Food Bank in Fresno. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres
Food Services
The battle against Monkeypox (MPX) in Fresno County is on. As of August 31, 2022 there were 20 cases, up from 17 a week earlier, and local health leaders are taking aggressive action to stop the spread. Fresno EOC Health Services and the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) are teaming up for this effort. Because the vaccine is available in limited supply, it is only being administered to those at high-risk of contracting
Health Services
23-year old Raihannah and her 2-year old daughter haven’t had it easy. They’ve been staying at the Fresno EOC Sanctuary and Support Services Youth Bridge Housing in downtown Fresno for nearly six months. Raihannah says she has been through a tough emotional and physical journey just trying to stay afloat. “Before Sanctuary, I didn’t have anything. Nothing. Not even a car. Just me and my daughter. Slowly but surely, my situation has been improving.”Employees from
Employment & Training, Head Start 0 to 5, Homeless Services, Housing Programs, Uncategorized
After 42 years as a leader at Fresno EOC, one of the largest non-profit agencies in the state, Jeff Davis, Jr. is retiring. Davis is the Director of the agency’s Training and Employment Division, overseeing more than 60 employees and touching the lives of more than 750 people this year alone.Jeff says Fresno EOC has been a blessing in his life, and one of the best parts of his job is hearing from the clients.
Local Conservation Corps, VAC, Workforce Connection Young Adult Program
Transform Fresno is making change in our community. The intended outcome of this ambitious initiative is that residents see significant environmental and economic benefits in downtown, Chinatown, and southwest Fresno. The state’s Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC) provides the City of Fresno with funding for various projects in these communities under the Transform Fresno name. There are currently 24 projects, and two are operated by Fresno EOC.The Fresno EOC Partnerships for Energy Savings and GHG Reduction in
Energy Services, Local Conservation Corps
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
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Two students from Fresno EOC’s LCC/YouthBuild Fresno have just been placed at Valley Children’s Hospital for a 400-hour internship. They are learning the skills necessary to become a Sterile Processing Technician, responsible for the maintenance of medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially in the operating room. Viviana Godinez and Little Tree Hirajeta began their internships in July, after completing a 12-week course at YouthBuild Fresno. Viviana explained her new role as a
Local Conservation Corps, YouthBuild

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