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You can donate online to SEVCA at Guide Star.
or Donate to SEVCA using Paypal.This past year, SEVCA proudly served 6,334 households, consisting of 13,930 individuals.
The local economy was hit hard, and we saw many people we had never seen before needing help with fuel, rent, and many other services, stretching our staff and budget beyond their limits. Despite that, we still managed to generate many, many positive outcomes in their lives:
- 5,815 people received 14,070 services from our Family Services programs, including 1,475 households that received $947,726 in crisis fuel assistance, and 425 Emergency Housing related assists totaling $364,372;
- 340 homes were weatherized at no-cost for a total value of $1,508,863 and 77 homes received Emergency Heating system Repairs or Replacements;
- 382 households received free Income Tax preparation Assistance and claimed refunds and tax credits totaling $316,015 to re-invest in the local economy;
- 74 entrepreneurs received counseling and support for new or existing businesses from our Micro Business Development program;
- 45 families increased their assets with a savings match of up to $2,000 through our Individual Development Account program, for a total value of $93,123;
- 128 individuals increased their job skills and earning potential via Workforce Development training in “green” industries.
- 115 children and their families (420 individuals) received year-round comprehensive early childhood development and family support services from Head Start;
- 16 families (51 individuals) received parenting skills and support from our Parent Educator;
- 561 individuals in 238 households received $19,009 in vouchers for furniture and clothing, and services from our Thrift Stores;
- 31 homes (81 individuals) received Emergency Home Repair services to address health and safety risks, structural problems and energy waste, valued at $95,992;
- 335 households (653 individuals) received Disaster Recovery services and case management to assist with long term recovery from Tropical Storm Irene.
- Volunteers: Agency-wide SEVCA effectively utilized 10,000 hours of volunteer service last year.
“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)