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 gives people the knowledge, tools, and support to break the cycle of dependence, and 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.

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.

Fitness and Fun at SEVCA's Fools' Run

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SEVCA’s Wellness Committee held its first Couch to 5K Event, on Saturday, April 2, 2016, named the Fools’ Run in celebration   of April Fools’ Day.

Participants woke early on Saturday to cloudy skies that threatened rain, but it was perfect weather for the 30 runners and walkers that came out to show their support for SEVCA's Homelessness Prevention and Rehousing efforts! Check out our Facebook page to see some great photos. Thanks to our major event sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield and C&S Wholesale Grocers, and all the other sponsors, volunteers, and participants that helped to make our first Fools' Run a success!


SEVCA's Annual Report of Program Impact

SEVCA's 2013-14 Annual Report not only enumerates the key achievements of our major programs, it demonstrates the impact of these programs on the lives of the people who have participated in them. Engaging stories highlight the experiences of six real people and how they have achieved personal successes and improved their lives with SEVCA’s help. Click here to read the Annual Report.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead