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Couch Surfing Demo Raises Awareness of Need for Youth Shelter

OCO employees and supporters volunteered half-hour shifts on the couch to demonstrate the daily challenges faced by homeless youth in Oswego County. They frequently "couch-surf" - going from home to home, sleeping on couches until they must move on to the next one; all the while hoping not to wear out their welcome entirely.

Below left, Reva Reynolds from OCO's Residential Services volunteers on the couch outside Backstreet Books, corner of Route 184 and Oneida St., Fulton. Below right, Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow joins OCO employees at the site of Oswego couch, corner of E. First and Bridge Streets. 

Constantia Senior Dining & Activity Center Moves to Vanderkamp!


The Vanderkamp Center, 337 Martin Road, Cleveland, is a much larger space and can comfortably accommodate more people. The building is also handicapped accessible
and has plenty of parking. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am - 2 pm. Call 315-720-9732 for reservations or to arrange for meal pickup.
Here is a photo of guests enjoying lunch at the new location.

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OCO Policy on News Media Access and Relations:

It is OCO's practice to respond to news media inquiries as quickly as possible, depending upon availability of spokespersons or subject experts and the complexity of the topic being covered.

All requests for comments, interview, photos/video, or statements must be handled through OCO Administration, 598-4717.

OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier is the Agency's designated official spokesperson, and the only person authorized to speak on behalf of the Agency unless otherwise designated by herself or the Chairman of the OCO Board of Directors. Her phone number is: 598-4717 ext. 1017.

Arrangements for filming/photographing and/or interviewing OCO department and program staff, volunteers and clients must be made in advance by contacting the Senior Director of Operations Betsy Copps at 598-4717 ext. 1092.

Due to confidentiality requirements, federal and state regulations, and Agency policy, all OCO clients, employees and volunteers must have a signed release on file with the Agency before they can be interviewed, filmed or photographed.

News media are free to visit program sites that are public places or service portals; however, many program sites are also clients' homes or shelters and therefore not accessible without permission. Please check with the Senior Director of Operations first.