Since 1965, O.C.E.A.N., Inc. has been delivering programs designed to assist families achieve self-sufficiency. The agency's philosophy revolves around these central principals: 1) all people have a right to a safe, clean and stable living environment, 2) Families will be assisted by O.C.E.A.N., Inc. to live in permanent housing, not in programs or institutions, 3) Families will be able to access our services and supports needed to maintain an independent living environment.
As the Community Action Agency for low to moderate income residents throughout the communities we serve, O.C.E.A.N., Inc.’s mission is to deliver comprehensive services that improve the quality of life of individuals and families, and assist them in moving toward self-sufficiency.
In 2022, Ocean Inc. provided services to 31,921 customers throughout our region.
The agency’s method is the Community Action Method: prioritizing prevention, addressing the causes of poverty, involving the community, improving the community, creating opportunity, and responding to the needs of clients with programs that are flexible, coordinated with other local resources, and directed toward long-term client development.
O.C.E.A.N., Inc. programs are continually evolving in response to the results of the Community Assessment the agency updates yearly, with input from residents and the agencies and organizations that serve them.