SEVCA Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary…

Thank you to all who joined us at SEVCA's 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 12 and to all of our supporters!  We are honored to be part of a strong community working together to meet needs and change lives in Southeastern Vermont.

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SEVCA's 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 designatd by local, state and federal officials as the 'anti-poverty agency' serving Windham and Windsor Counties.

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.

Poverty Need Not Be A Permanent Condition

SEVCA was founded on the belief that poverty need not be a permanent condition, that:

  • people can be empowered to rise out of poverty, and
  • the strength of our communities is measured by the quality of life of everyone within them.

Learn more.

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937