Who We Are...What We Do

SEVCA is honored to be part of a strong community working together to meet needs and change lives in Southeastern Vermont.

OUR MISSION: The mission of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is "to enable people to cope with, and reduce the hardships of poverty; create sustainable self-sufficiency; and reduce the causes and move toward the elimination of poverty."

SEVCA works to find solutions to the deep-seated problems of poverty, largely by empowering and collaborating with those whose lives are affected by it daily. We address people's immediate needs for fuel, housing, food, and other essentials to help stabilize their lives in the short term, and provide further tools and support to help them achieve greater financial independence in the longer term.

SEVCA was created in 1965 as a part of the nationwide 'War on Poverty' and chartered as a Community Action Agency (CAA)—a private non-profit corporation, locally initiated and governed, and designated by local, state, and federal officials as the 'anti-poverty agency' serving Windham and Windsor Counties. Learn more about SEVCA's history here. Visit us on Facebook (click "Facebook Activity" on the left of this screen) for recent updates on SEVCA's activities.

Read about the needs of the people we serve in SEVCA's Community Assessment.


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC RE: COMMUNICATION WITH SEVCA

SEVCA's computer network and some email servers are down, and this has affected our ability to communicate with the public. Some of SEVCA’s electronic communications have been re-established, including our general mailbox: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We have also established some additional temporary email accounts to ensure we can be reached while work is being done on our network. Please be sure not to send sensitive information via email.

To reach SEVCA's Family Services staff, please use the following email addresses for these offices:

Westminster: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brattleboro: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Springfield: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

White River Junction: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To reach the Head Start program in Windsor County, please use: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also reach us by phone (Main office: 802-722-4575 or 800-464-9951) or fax (802-722-4509). 

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we continue to resolve this challenging situation.  (Updated Feb. 5, 2019)


UPDATES ON THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

We're glad to know our federal workforce is back on the job! 

If  the shutdown created a heating or housing crisis that still needs resolved: Please CLICK HERE to learn about how SEVCA can help.

3SQUARESVT Recipients: People enrolled in this program will receive their 3SquaresVT benefits for now, but a repeat of the government shutdown could affect future benefits, so please continue to check information at Hunger Free Vermont for updates. 

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SEVCA's Annual Report of Program Impact

SEVCA Annual Report 2016 17 cover SEVCA's 2016-17 Annual Report demonstrates the impact of our programs on the lives of the people who have  participated in them. Engaging stories highlight the experiences of real people and how they have achieved personal successes and improved their lives with SEVCA’s help. Click here to read the Annual Report.

 

 

“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)