"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life." –Nelson MandelaOur Impact
Every winter, many Vermonters face dangerously low home temperatures because they cannot pay their fuel or utility bills. For more than 35 years the Warmth Support Program has provided more than 92,000 emergency disbursements to help families and individuals avert life-threatening heating crises.
“The follow-up to the competed work was outstanding. I asked many questions and was never feeling that I was a bother. Thanks for this incredible opportunity to feel safe that my home is environmentally sound.”
“I did not want to sleep outside in the freezing cold. I truly realize how lucky I am. I have been very, very lucky.”
“It’s such a relief to know that someone is there in the wings, waiting and ready to help when I fall down.”
“It was somebody right there with me, walking beside me, to guide me through. I have now owned my business for 11 years.”
“They made us feel as though we weren’t worthless, that we did have potential, that every little step was something to celebrate.”
“I knew that Head Start would be good for my son. But I really didn’t know that it would be good for me.”