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.

Community Solar for Community Action--
Download application here!

We’re excited to invite you to take advantage of our new Community Solar for Community Action program! Over the last year we have been building a solar array at our Westminster office. The power produced by the array is for our community and will be shared among approximately 50 households. If you have a Green Mountain Power electricity account, you may qualify to receive solar credits that will reduce your electricity bill. Apply before the July 15 deadline!  CLICK HERE to download the application.

Questions? Get in touch with Daniel Quipp in our Brattleboro office on 802 254 2795, ext. 103 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.



"If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up--lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well."

Maya Angelou