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.
TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS!
SEVCA, along with 200+ other Vermont-based nonprofits, will be participating in Vermont Gives, an online, 24-hour fundraising event from June 7-8, 6PM to 6PM!
A donation to SEVCA will help local households in poverty get the support and resources they need to get back on their feet, find a job and build assets, improve the energy-efficiency and habitability of their homes, and lay a strong foundation for their children’s educational success. CLICK HERE to go directly to SEVCA's fundraising page. Thank you for your support!
Visit VermontGives.org and join in supporting Vermont nonprofits!