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To be a Community Action Agency working to empower low-income families and strengthen Indian River and Okeechobee Counties.
Economic Opportunities Council is the local community action agency. We work to assist low-income people become self-sufficient and achieve their full potential. We administer the Head Start Early Childhood Education Program in Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Head Start, a FREE early childhood development program for 3 and 4-year old, at-risk children and their families who live in poverty. Just under 400 students and families are enrolled for the 17-18 school year. We also administer the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in Indian River and Okeechobee Counties, the Weatherization Program in Indian River, Okeechobee, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. We administer the REACH Family Self-Sufficiency Program in Indian River County.