We are a private, non-profit Community Action Agency, the Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunities Council (EOC) utilizes available funds to operate programs and services for low-income individuals and families. We are dedicated to changing lives, and empowering individuals and families to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through a comprehensive system of collaborative services and resources. Available programs include community-based initiatives, Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Weatherization, utility assistance, special need housing, and homelessness prevention.

Current Projects/Needs:

This year we would like to highlight our homeless program. We operate a shelter program that houses local families and individuals in need following a variety of reasons such as house fires, income/job loss, and other events that unfortunately destabilize the family’s environment. The shelter incorporates a basic 30-day housing stability plan that includes connection to services, referrals to low-income housing options in the area, access to budgeting, habilitation, and employment skills.  On average our waitlist is about 10 applications long.  This program that is funded by the E.O.C. currently has a local family that routinely donates a monthly amount that helps to support those in need. This monthly monetary donation helps tremendously along with donations of stock items such as kitchen supplies, clothing, and food donations.

Traditional funding for all the needs of each program is not always enough to help our families. Your donations may be used to help someone obtain their personal identification documents so that they can apply for housing and employment, purchase personal hygiene items, classroom supplies, bus passes, or basic non-perishable items for families in crisis. Donations when combined with our valuable services, individualized case management, and programs, help bring families closer to self-sufficiency. Thank you!

Contact: Davet Storm
Phone: 814-726-2400 ext. 141
Location: 1209 Pennsylvania Ave, West
PO Box 547, Warren, PA 16365
Website:  www.wfeoc.org