EOPS & CARE Founders
State Senator Alfred E. Alquist
Author of Senate Bill 164, Statutes of 1969, Legislation That Established EOPS
Senator Alfred E. Alquist was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 2, 1908, the eldest son of eight children of a Swedish immigrant who worked for the railroads. Alquist himself began a 40-year care . . .
Capitol Staffer, Consultant and Advocate
Raised in Visalia in the Central Valley, William "Bill" Chavez was one of the most respected and admired young Latino leaders in California. For EOPS and CARE, Bill was a courageous advocate who had . . .
Blanche G. Goldstein
Founding Mother and Guiding Spirit of CARE
Blanche Goldstein was a native Sacramentan, a lifelong social worker, philanthropist and respected political activist. She truly believed in giving unto others and loving her neighbor. With her abun . . .
State Senator Teresa P. Hughes
Author of Assembly Bill 3103, Statutes of 1982, legislation that established CARE
Dr. Teresa P. Hughes passed away on November 15, 2011. Among her numerous accomplishments during a life in which she was a distinguished educator, an outstanding legislator who represented the Los An . . .