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Mission & Vision

Creating Opportunities for a Brighter Future

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

To create a world where everyone has a good quality of life and the opportunity to thrive, free from the hardships of poverty.

  1. Communities will be healthy, sustainable, and inclusive, and provide equitable access to services, social connection/support, and educational and economic opportunities.

  2. People will be empowered and engaged, have the tools and resources they need to achieve fulfilling lives, and have hope for a bright future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

  3. The quality of life and well-being of the individuals we serve are permanently improved as a result of resolving their crises, meeting their basic needs, and having economic opportunities for livable wage employment to enable them to achieve financial security and fulfill their potential.

  4. Structural and institutional inequities in wealth and opportunities are no longer barriers to individuals and groups to achieve their goals and improve their lives.

  5. People are more empowered to impact conditions affecting their lives, connected to support networks, and engaged in their communities and the public policy decisions that affect them.

  6. Everyone is treated equally, with respect and dignity, and enabled to have as much choice as possible over the options available to them.

  7. There are adequate resources that support people to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

  8. There is an enhanced sense of security, hope, trust, and belonging among individuals and their communities.

  9. Families have more consistent, positive, and supportive relationships, and children have greater opportunities to develop through love, support, and social connection.

  10. All SEVCA clients experience a ‘No Wrong Door’ approach to being served regardless of where they enter our system and come away with a clear understanding of their needs, available assistance, viable options, and assurance of follow-up and coordination of their services.

SEVCA is dedicated to realizing this vision for a brighter future, not just for individuals and families but for entire communities. 

Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on lives and foster positive change.