Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission, Inc.



A Community Action Agencyand Partner of the United Way of Wilkes County

Serving the Community since 1966 - Helping People, Changing Lives - Making Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes County a better place to live.


Mission Statement

“To serve as an advocate with the community to seek out, identify and eliminate poverty in the service area. Provide opportunities for low-income persons of all ages in order to alleviate the causes and symptoms of poverty.  Help people help themselves by providing services, advocacy,  and support for persons so they can become self- sufficient, thus, improving the quality of their lives, and providing greater opportunities for their families.”



To offer comprehensive services and programs and be a leading focus in improving the lives of those we serve.


Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. (BROC) is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization established in 1966 as a Community Action Agency. BROC serves Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties, with a mission to provide assistance and services to low-income families, enabling them to move out of poverty.

Today, BROC has a staff of over 73 employees and a budget of over three (3) million dollars.  Services are provided to eligible area residents in Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes Counties in nine major program areas: Head Start, Community Services Block Grant, Senior Nutrition Services,  Weatherization Assistance Program, Heating Appliance and Replacement Program (HARRP), CSBG Cares NC, Duke Energy  Weatherization and Blue Cross and Blue Shield Healthy Home Initiative.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    • mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    • fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    • email:
  •  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.