Our Mission

To achieve this vision, EOP provides services that create positive change in individuals, families, and our community; and encourages and facilitates participation by all people who can help make our vision a reality.

A Community Action Agency

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For over 55 years, EOP Inc. has been a community leader in building collaborative partnerships to provide individuals and families with the tools to overcome barriers and lead healthy, stable and economically self-sufficient lives. The largest non-profit, community-based human services agency in Chemung and Schuyler counties, EOP Inc. uses a highly integrated, person-centered and strength-based approach. The agency serves as the one-stop, multi-service provider of child and youth care, family development, and energy services to more than 5,000 individuals and families annually.

Current programs at EOP Inc. include Child Development Head Start preschool education; afterschool daycare and services for youth (Center of Excellence and Ernie Davis Community Center); support and advocacy services for children with developmental disabilities and their families, and literacy training for all family members. Additionally, EOP Inc. operates the Community Food for Jobs Program and Bistro, a culinary arts training and job placement program, and provides a safety net for low-income homeowners, especially the elderly, through its Energy Services Bureau. The Libertad-Elmira Veteran and Family Program provides permanent supportive housing to displaced Veterans and their families in Elmira’s newest housing community.

Our Vision

The Economic Opportunity Program Inc. of Chemung and Schuyler Counties (EOP) envisions a future where all people in our community live with dignity and have the opportunity and ability to live economically productive and satisfying lives.