SEVCA

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE,  7/17/2020

SEVCA remains in service to the community but with some changes. Regular updates will be made.

As we continue to address health concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in order to keep community members and staff safe, SEVCA offers revised program delivery for all programs, as follows:  All requests for services and appointments will be handled strictly by telephone or other methods not requiring in-person contact, and all SEVCA offices and program sites are currently closed to the public. Please click on a preferred department name for more information.

INFO ABOUT TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS:

Some phone calls from SEVCA may now be listed as coming from a 'PRIVATE' phone number. This MAY BE SEVCA: our staff our now working from home and will be returning calls from personal phone numbers which MAY appear as 'PRIVATE.'

Family Services is meeting all clients by telephone to provide housing & fuel/utility and crisis intervention assistance.  

Economic Development (Micro Business, Financial Fitness, Matched Savings, and Ready for Work) is providing all services by telephone. Online classes are available.

SEVCA Windsor County Head Start has concluded for this school year and continues to accept students for school year 2020/2021. 

Weatherization and Emergency Heating System Repair / Replacement have returned to regular work schedules. Please contact the department for an application or to confirm service date.

VITA Free Tax Prep Service -Clients will work with their site to drop off tax paperwork which will be completed remotely, services offered by telephone.  SEVCA has extended services through July. Contact the main office for an appointment.

Good Buy Thrift Stores - Thrift stores are now open for business Monday through Friday in accordance with state guidelines. Masks are required and available at each location.

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 empower and partner with individuals and communities to alleviate the hardships of poverty, provide opportunities to thrive, and eliminate root causes of poverty in southeastern Vermont."

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.


SEVCA's Annual Report of Program Impact

Please click on the picture below to review SEVCA's 2017-18 Annual Report.  

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SEVCA Annual Report 2016 17 coverSEVCA's 2016-17 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.

 

 

“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. ”

Jane Addams (U.S. social worker, 1860-1935)