The Tri-County Opportunities Council (TCOC), Community Action Agency, was organized and incorporated in 1965 by a group of interested citizens from Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties for the purposes of investigating the frequency, location, character and cause of poverty; and coordinating efforts to prevent, alleviate and eliminate poverty through the cooperation of public agencies, private organizations, business, industry and interested individuals.


  • To strengthen and enable low-income people to become self-sufficient through the attaining of necessary skills, knowledge, motivations and opportunities.
  • To better organize a wide range of services related to the needs of low-income people in Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark and Whiteside Counties by utilization of innovative approaches and new types of services in attacking the causes of poverty including the support of self-help groups and cooperative efforts of low-income people.
  • To encourage participation of low-income people in the planning, development and implementation of programs and projects and in the decision making processes of governmental entities affecting their lives.
  • To strenghthen the capabilities of the CAA's community for planning and coordinating federal, state, local and private assistance related to the elimination of poverty by broadening the resource base of programs to include public officials, private organizations, individuals, business and industry.

congratulations to our

2018 scholarship winners!


TCOC recognized the 2018 Scholarship winners at the July Board Meeting in Mendota. Congratulations to all 14 winners!

A special thank you to those who were able to attend the meeting and get recognized in front of Board members and staff:


Rachel Edgcomb - LaSalle County

Bailey McClain - Lee County

Nephhertiti Valle - Ogle County

Logan Winters - Lee County.

Best of luck to all of our winners on your future education endeavors!

TRI-COUNTY OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL

Community Action Agency

 

On May 18, 1965, Tri-County Opportunities Council was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois for the following purposes....

Fact Sheets & 990 Forms

HISTORY

LIHEAP PROGRAM

LIHEAP assistance ended on May 31, 2018.


LIHEAP will begin:

October 1, 2018 - open for all elderly and disabled to apply

November 1, 2018 - open for all elderly, disabled, and families with children under the age of 6 to apply

December 3, 2018 - open to the general public to apply​


Office locations, times and days will be available at a later day.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office at 815/625-7830 or via email at tcoc@tcochelps.org.


 Serving the 9 Counties of Bureau, Carroll, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, Ogle, Putnam, Stark, and Whiteside Illinois

TCOC posts all job openings for all of our programs on the agency website as well as all local newspapers surrounding that area.

Job opportunities

Serving the Nine Counties in Illinois

Check out the Head Start/Early Head Start's Health Website at
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http://tcocheadstarthealt.wixsite.com/tcoc 

The TCOC Health Website offers specific health requirements for each of our programs: Head Start, Early Head Start, and our Pregnant Women's program, specific health requirements, printable forms, and much more.




current news AND INFORMATION

TCOC's Fact Sheets and 990 Forms are available for the community to see how we spend our money and a brief overview of what TCOC's Program accomplished over the years....

MISSION STATEMENT

Tri-County Opportunities Council will investigate the impact of poverty throughout our nine county service area and will work, in partnership with individuals, families and communities to provide opportunities that supports movement towards stability and self-sufficiency.