Bucks County Opportunity Council, Inc.

The mission: To help low income people of Bucks County achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency.

Homeless? At Risk of Eviction?

Call the Bucks County Housing Link today, at 1-800-810-4434. Please leave a voice mail with your name & phone number if your call is not answered.

Core Program Economic Self-Sufficiency (ES) Program

  • Goal of the programs is to increase income through employment to be able to be economically independent and get off of all government subsidies 
  • Long term assistance and intervention to help families achieve self-sufficiency 
  • Goals set in ten dimensions: income, employment, education, transportation, parenting/social, substance abuse, mental health, health insurance, shelter, and nutrition 
  • Individualized and specialized 
  • Self-Sufficiency Specialists and clients work together to develop action steps and goal plans 
  • Five year participation
  • Voluntary 

Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

  • Offered in collaboration with the Bucks County Housing Authority 
  • Designed for clients who have and use a section 8 certificate 
  • Goal of the program is to increase income through employment to be able to get off of subsidized housing 
  • Clients begin an escrow account which can be used towards the purchase of a home 
  • The more income a client makes, the more money is saved in escrow 
  • Client has up to five years to complete the program

Support Programs 

Buck$Back (VITA)
Free tax return filing by certified volunteers 
Weatherization
Program that offers home repairs to reduce energy costs
Food Program
BCOC oversees the distribution of state and federal food through 26 pantries in the county 
Emergency Services 
Designed to provide financial assistance for families to overcome temporary barrier(s) to self-sufficiency
Utility Assistance 
Funding programs for residents that have received a shut-off notice for utilities

    


Weatherization
For information on the Weatherization Program please contact:
215-345-3301 or jdanzis@bcoc.org

Locations
Administration Office Central Bucks
Address: 100 Doyle Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Address: Neshaminy Manor Center
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 215-345-8175 Phone Number: 215-345-3295 
Fax Number: 215-345-8573  Fax Number:  215-345-3310 
E-mail: bcoc@bcoc.org E-mail:  Manor@bcoc.org 
 
Lower Bucks Upper Bucks 
Address: 226 Mill Street
1st Floor
Bristol, PA 19007
Address: 136 C Mill Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone Number: 215-781-2661  Phone Number:  215-536-0353 
Fax Number:  215-781-8026  Fax Number:  215-536-6106 
E-mail:  Bristol@bcoc.org E-mail:  Quakertown@bcoc.org 



















Opportunity Council, Inc. 

Administration Office 
100 Doyle Street 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-345-8175 
Fax: 215-345-8573 
Email: 
Doyle@bcoc.org