SEVCA is now recruiting volunteers to help as many families as possible claim the tax credits and refunds available to them. A volunteer orientation meeting will be held in the fall at our SEVCA’s main office.
Support when you need it most. Explore our utility assistance programs designed to help maintain essential services.
Support Our Work
With your support, we can provide hope, resources and opportunities, empowering all to escape poverty and reach their full potential.
We're a private non-profit corporation designated as an 'anti-poverty agency' serving Windham & Windsor Counties.
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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Vermont Emergency Eats Program developed in response to July 2023 Vermont floods cost $700K produced 49,000 meals plus an additional $1.2M in local spending.
The SEVCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has hired Josh Davis of Brattleboro as SEVCA's Executive Director.
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 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.
Please note children must be 3 by September 1st.
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
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.
"Thanks for what you did for us and all of Brattleboro, I cried with my husband when I got home. Tears of joy." - Fuel Assistance Client
"...I am so grateful for the work you do and how you handle it, leaving me with my dignity..." - Emergency Heating Assistance Client
"I can't believe everything is finally working, and I'm no longer living like I'm camping!" - Emergency Home Repair Client
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.