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With your support, we can provide hope, resources and opportunities, empowering all to escape poverty and reach their full potential.

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We're a private non-profit corporation designated as an 'anti-poverty agency' serving Windham & Windsor Counties.

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Empowering Southeastern Vermont to Thrive

We're on a mission to make a difference.

Our goal is to empower and partner with individuals and communities to alleviate the hardships of poverty, provide opportunities for thriving and eliminate the root causes of poverty in southeastern Vermont.

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Spring Newsletter "The Advocate" available now!

Read the latest edition of SEVCA's organizational newsletter, The Advocate.

Special showing of VEE Documentary “Ramen Day “shown to VT House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development

Chris Meyer from SEVCA/VEE and ACCD Downtown Director Gary Holloway to share the documentary "Ramen Day- The Vermont Everyone Eats Story" with the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development and answer their questions.

A Multifaceted Approach to Poverty

The challenges of poverty are diverse, complex, and ever-evolving. SEVCA has responded with a multifaceted approach that adapts to changing needs and conditions. Our wide range of programs and initiatives address various poverty-related needs, including:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Business Startup and Support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Education and Skills Training
  • Family Support
  • Food and Nutrition Assistance
  • Home Energy Cost Assistance
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Household Essentials
  • Income Budgeting and Savings
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Service Coordination
  • Workforce Development

Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded, collaborative preschool program that provides services to all children (ages 3-5), including children with disabilities and non-English speaking families, and families in Windsor County. Check out our 2023-2024 Head Start Annual Report

Please note children must be 3 by September 1st.

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Vermont Everyone Eats

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vermont Everyone Eats provided nutritious meals to Vermonters in need of food assistance and a stabilizing source of income for Vermont restaurants, farmers and food producers.

Distribution of Vermont Everyone Eats meals ended on March 31, 2023

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Inspiring Stories...

At SEVCA, we're excited to share some truly remarkable journeys with you. These stories are about real people, like David, who found themselves in tough spots, struggling with their electric bills or heating needs. But they also highlight the incredible power of community and collaboration.

Read on for inspiring accounts of collaboration, determination and compassion and witness the real impact of our efforts.

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“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. ”
- Jane Addams (U.S. social worker, 1860-1935)

Community Partners

Collaboration is at the heart of our mission. We are proud to work closely with our dedicated community partners. Together, we strive to create a strong network of support, ensuring that those in need find the assistance and care they deserve.