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 . . .

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 . . .

William Chavez

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 . . .

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 . . .

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