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For over 50 years, SEVCA has been a strong and critical piece of the safety net for our most vulnerable community members. Just as important, we've invested in their long-term success by:

  • Enriching the lives of young children and their families through early education and support;
  • Repairing and insulating homes to create safe, habitable living conditions and save on energy costs; and
  • Providing training and support to help people find jobs, further their education, or start their own business.

While there is still so much hardship faced by people with low incomes, we continue to be uplifted by the incredible generosity and community spirit shown by so many of our neighbors. Recently, SEVCA collaborated with other local organizations and concerned neighbors to significantly improve the living conditions of a family that had been living with few working appliances and nothing but space heaters to get through the winter. With a new furnace, some donated appliances, and some essential home repairs, the family is finally able to experience the comfort at home that most of us take for granted.

At SEVCA, we believe in the power of compassion. We see its positive effects every day as we work to fundamentally improve the quality of life for vulnerable households throughout Windham and Windsor counties. We know our supporters share our compassion for those in need, and we hope we can count on your help to ensure that SEVCA has the resources necessary to help them build a better future.

Donate to support all of SEVCA's programs here: Donate to SEVCA or through Network for Good.

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 Our Impact

This past year (Oct.1, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018), SEVCA proudly served 3,452 households, consisting of 7,188 individuals.

  • 719 households (1,667 individuals) received $309,874 in crisis fuel assistance.

  • 339 households (742 individuals) received housing services, including $204,416 in emergency housing assistance.

  • 1,131 households (2,354 individuals) received 4,212 diverse services from our Family Services program.

  • 311 households (448 individuals) claimed $717,592 in credits and refunds via tax preparation assistance.

  • 87 children (332 individuals in families) received comprehensive early childhood development education & family support from our Head Start program.

  • 24 homes received emergency home repairs valued at $110,336.

  • 109 households (184 individuals) received help to access affordable health insurance through the Health Navigator program.

  • 339 households (689 individuals) obtained $13,996 in free clothing and furniture from our Thrift Stores.

  • 196 homes were weatherized at a total value of $873,529.

  • 58 homes received emergency heating system repairs or replacements valued at $93,429.

  • 63 individuals in our Ready for Work program received comprehensive job readiness education and support.

  • 107 individuals participated in Financial Fitness training to help them reach their financial goals.

  • 53 entrepreneurs received counseling & support for new or existing businesses.

  • 23 individuals earned a savings match of $25,674 via the SaVermont program (a.k.a. Individual Development Account program).

     

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“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