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.