CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, 3/24/2020 4pm EST
SEVCA remains in service to the community but with some changes. Regular updates will be made.
As a response to growing concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in order to keep community members and staff safe, SEVCA will revise program delivery for all programs, as follows: All requests for services and appointments will be handled strictly by telephone or other methods not requiring in-person contact, and all SEVCA offices and program sites will be closed to the public. Please click on a preferred department name for more information.
INFO ABOUT TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS:
Phone calls from SEVCA may now be listed as coming from a 'PRIVATE' phone number. This MAY BE SEVCA: our staff our now working from home and will be returning calls from personal phone numbers which MAY appear as 'PRIVATE.'
Family Services will meet all clients by telephone to provide housing & fuel/utility and crisis intervention assistance. Vouchers for thrift stores remain available and a follow up appointment will be scheduled at a Good Buy location.
Economic Development (Micro Business, Financial Fitness, Matched Savings, and Ready for Work) will provide all services by telephone. Online classes will be offered as well.
SEVCA Windsor County Head Start is closed in compliance with VT statewide school closing mandate. Families will be provided with ongoing daily acitivities. Food will provided in cooperation with the school district.
Weatherization has suspended work in homes and no new home repairs will be scheduled at this time. Emergency Heating System Repair / Replacement will continue, following the most recent state guidelines.
VITA Free Tax Prep Service - Scheduled clients will work with their site to drop off tax paperwork which will be completed remotely, services offered by telephone. No new appointments will be scheduled.
Good Buy Thrift Stores - Thrift stores are currently closed to the public though clients issued vouchers through Family Services will be contacted to set up a one-on-one appointment at a Good Buy location.
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 empower and partner with individuals and communities to alleviate the hardships of poverty, provide opportunities to thrive, and eliminate root causes of poverty in southeastern Vermont."
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.