The Bucks County Opportunity Council, BCOC, officially opened its new Lower Bucks facility on March 7 at 721 Veterans Highway in Bristol Township.
The new facility will house BCOC’s Lower Bucks Client Office providing emergency and housing assistance, street outreach, economic self-sufficiency, and volunteer income tax assistance during tax season.
The office will also have a recharge station when homeless individuals working with the Opportunity Council can come and recharge their electronics or use a dedicated computer to do research. In addition, the center houses a men’s and women’s shower and laundry facilities for clients who need them.
“We are very excited to be officially opening our Opportunity Center,” explained Erin Lukoss, the Opportunity Council’s executive director.
“This project has been a labor of love. This Opportunity Center will serve our community for many years to come and will be a benefit to all people with low income. Whether they are seeking a warm shower, a place to rest, a person to talk to or an opportunity to get ahead, we are here and we are ready to serve.”
In addition to Bristol, the Opportunity Council operates three other offices throughout Bucks County, two in Central Bucks and one in Quakertown.