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San Francisco, CA  94115
Phone: (415) 749-5600
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EOC 2010 Summer Programs

bulletPress Release August 8, 2010:  Potrero Family Resource Center
bulletPress Release August 2010: Dressing Up From the Inside/Out Empowers at SF EOC

Interim Executive Director:

 Dennis Yee

Agency Description

    The Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco (EOC) is a private, nonprofit corporation that was established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and was designated by the Board of Supervisors to operate the Community Services Program.

   This mission of the Agency is to address the problem of poverty in San Francisco.  This effort involves planning and operating programs that encourage a better focusing of resources toward eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty, and that promote self-sufficiency among the poor, making them independent of government assistance.  To this end, EOC of San Francisco is committed to undertaking actions in supportive services, employment, nutrition and health, education, housing and other areas necessary to alleviate and eliminate poverty.
   The Weatherization program is an ongoing project to assist low-income persons, particularly the elderly and handicapped, by lessening the impact of the high cost of energy.  Included in the services that EOC provides are weather stripping of doors and windows, installation of clock thermostat, adjustment of gas appliances and general advice on how to conserve energy in the home.
bullet Home Energy Assistance Program
   This program reaches the hardest hit victims of increasing energy costs:  low-income people, and primarily the elderly and handicapped.  This program provides once a year assistance for gas and electric bills, when program funds are available.
bullet Potrero Hill Family Resource Center
bullet Press Release 8-4-2010: Summer Enrichment Youth Program Scores High For Students and Participating Biotech Companies
bulletPress Release 8-4-2010: Potrero Progress Youth Learn Essentials of Creating Mobile Applications
     The Potrero Hill Family Resource Center provides comprehensive services to families with children ages 0 -12 years old and other families who reside in the Potrero Hill community from our site located at 85 Turner Terrace. We hold community events and outings to build trust and to inform the community of our services. We perform outreach services to engage the harder to reach clients. We provide basic information & referral, and drop-in services, including a food pantry which provides weekly assistance and emergency food, and a business center. We hold on-going support groups, nutrition education workshops and on-going parenting classes. We provide comprehensive intake and referral services, parenting classes, crisis intervention services and family advocacy to offer direct guidance to families. These services address the family support needs and family preservation needs of the residents of Potrero Hill. The food pantry addresses the food insecurity needs of the community.

     A School Readiness Program (SRI) works in conjunction with the Starr King Elementary School to inform parents of their rights and responsibilities.  Each spring, the SRI program actively works with children who have been identified as age appropriate to enter kindergarten in the fall school semester. Children attend a summer âœKid Camp❠where they can acclimate to the school environment; are able to meet the kindergarten teachers and are able to experience the rhythm of a typical school day. Parents are provided with educational workshops that are designed to inform parents of their rights and obligations and also with parenting skills and resources.

     The Truancy Prevention Project works with the Daniel Webster Elementary School to reduce the rampant truancy that is experienced at that school. Designed to be an intensive support and education program, the activities include a daily check in with the participating families; a tutorial program for the children which operates Monday through Thursday weekly; and many family support activities such as workshops and socials. Children are provided with a monthly recreational outing to encourage participation.

     The Potrero Hill Family Resource Centerâ™s Programs are funded by three local agencies. Primary funding comes from the San Francisco Human Services Agency. First Five San Francisco funds the School Readiness Initiative and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families funds the Truancy Prevention Project.
Click images above to view larger picture from the March 25, 2009 Potrero Hill Peace Walk.
bulletCommunity Services Program

     Community Services Program provides assistance to low-income families with intake and referrals that is designed to take the individuals off welfare, and becoming self-sufficient (Employable).      

      We work with homeless and formerly homeless persons parolees and ex-offenders.  Referrals are offered to low-income persons to assist in finding affordable housing; training programs; employment; emergency food boxes (on a limited basis).  Clients are made job ready with donated clothing, and referrals to other EOC department.  We also connect low-income people to appropriate support services, citywide.

      Once a year, we refer older low-income clients who are homeowners to Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization who volunteers to do carpentry, plumbing, plastering and other necessary repairs free of charge.

bulletChild Development Program  
bullet Child Care Centers

bullet See the Job Openings page for information on internships and volunteer opportunities at EOCSF.

Contact Information

(415) 749-5600
(415) 749-3956
Postal address
1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94115
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