OCOA Logistics was formed based on Veteran Financial Hardships and a United Way study called ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). The citizens identified by ALICE earn above the federal poverty level, but do not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care. According to a May 2018 ALICE report, 51 million American households, equating to 43% of Americans, meet the criteria. It is a fact that the lack of MONEY is a leading cause for divorce, suicide, and stressors that leads to many underlying health conditions.
“When Thank You Is Just Not Enough” we must stop the rhetoric and provide solutions through Opportunity. So often we tell our Veterans we care by:
Saying Thank You for your service but not addressing their lack of basic essentials of life
Making observance of the FLAG a greater issue and failing to meet the needs of those that protect the FLAG with their service.
With the suicide rate of Veterans continually rising with no apparent solution in place OCOA’s mission is to relieve the undue stress of unemployment, underemployment and the feeling of having no value.
ALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
ALICE is your child care worker, your parent on Social Security, the cashier at your supermarket, the gas attendant, the salesperson at your big box store, your waitress, a home health aide or an office clerk. ALICE cannot always pay the bills, has little or nothing in savings, and is forced to make tough choices such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent. One unexpected car repair or medical bill can push these financially strapped families over the edge.
OCOA’s vision is to be a valuable member of the transportation industry whether it’s delivering of people or products. OCOA as a company believes the only way to succeed is to make success a prerequisite. OCOA core values are:
The Golden Rule
OCOA is a privately owned company that focuses on addressing the logistical needs in hard to reach areas, while providing economic development opportunities for those living within those communities. OCOA focuses on the following demographics:
Poverty Stricken Urban Communities
Veterans and Retirees