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.

SEVCA's Annual Report of Program Impact

SEVCA2014 15AnnualReport cover SEVCA's 2014-15 Annual Report demonstrates the impact of our programs on the lives of the people who have  participated in them. Engaging stories highlight the experiences of real people and how they have achieved personal successes and improved their lives with SEVCA’s help. Click here to read the Annual Report.



“Unless the investment in children is made, all of humanity’s most fundamental long-term problems will remain fundamental long-term problems.”

UNICEF "The State of the Children" (1995)