SARATOGA COUNTY EOC COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Below is a brief description of the major components of the Community Services Department.
Crisis Intervention Services: Crisis intervention is a short-term helping process to address the individual/family's emergency needs. The focus is on the resolution of the immediate problem through referrals. An individual/family assessment is developed to determine the nature of the crisis and a formalized service plan is negotiated between the family and the crisis intervention worker.
Family Development: Family Development is a strength-based, helping process in which the individual/family works with EOC on a weekly/monthly basis to address reaching their personal goals. An individual/family assessment is completed to determine the needs and a formalized service plan is developed. The individualized service plan addresses goals such as affordable housing, education and training, financial stability, employment, health, and effective parenting. Each service plan is individually tailored to meet the client's specific needs.
Emergency Food Pantry: The pantry is located at 39 Bath Street, Ballston Spa, NY.
The following changes are in effect.
Due to funding updates, EOC must start requiring proof of income. Please bring in proof of income for anyone in your household.
Acceptable proof of income is:
Thank you for your cooperation and please call 518-288-3206 with any questions.
Current operating hours are:
***Every individual and family coming to the food pantry will complete an initial intake form and will be assessed for crisis intervention services. Customers receive a 3-day supply of food, which is packed by volunteers. The order is appropriate to family size, dietary needs, and cooking facilities. Assistance is available to bring the groceries to the individual/family's car if needed.
Soup Kitchen: Lunch is served 7 days a week Monday - Saturday 11:45 – 1:00 pm and Sunday 3:00pm -- 4:00pm. It is open to the public and the only information collected is the number of meals served each day. This program is located in the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs, NY. Free Baked goods and breads are available most days.
Thanksgiving Baskets: EOC provides a full Thanksgiving meal to families in need in Saratoga County. Families receive a basket based on family size. Eligibility: Families of 2 or more, income at or below 125% of poverty level.
***Items we are ALWAYS IN NEED OF***
***PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS***Volunteers are always needed during food pantry hours. Please click here to fill out the volunteer form.