Our History

The mission of EOPA (Economic Opportunity Planning Association of Greater Toledo, Inc.) is:
To establish and assume the role of an advocate for the community in order to strengthen the community’s capabilities to bring about significant changes in the bureaucratic structure with maximum feasible participation of the poor and low-income.

EOPA is the designated Community Action Agency for Lucas County. Founded in 1964, EOPA has been addressing the broad objective of self-sufficiency for low to moderate income people; to create programs that empower, mentor, and provide supportive services. EOPA has historically adopted programs in order to assist in achieving self-sufficiency. EOPA has always envisioned that economic emancipation is the greatest path to eradicate poverty. The programs that we provide have given EOPA a one-stop atmosphere in serving our customers. Our current priorities are to strengthen the programs that truly embrace the original mission of Community Action Agencies, which is to alleviate poverty.

EOPA has long established partnerships in Lucas County with the belief that partnering provides the community customer's a one-stop delivery system in which an individual can receive a vast array of information, services, and referrals.

To Qualify

Each program has its own income eligibility. For more information, please contact EOPA and a Program Representative will be more than happy to explain eligibility requirements.