Community Building

Vermont Community Action staff advocate for our vulnerable neighbors, ensure that the voiceless and oppressed receive support through Community Justice programs and obtain basic necessities. Vermonters find security and relief from discrimination in housing and safety from domestic and sexual violence.

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Current Programs

Community Ambassadors

New Americans can call our Financial Hotline (802) 860-1417 x 117 to speak to someone in their primary language about their financial questions related to Covid-19 and social distancing. We can help you get the information you need about available resources in Vermont to help you with financial and credit management, food, housing, renters’ rights, and finding a job.

Voices Against Violence

Crisis intervention, support and advocacy services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Franklin County.

Fair Housing

Working to protect and expand the fair housing legal rights of classes of people traditionally subjected to housing discrimination and exclusion.

VT Tenants

Providing information and referral services directly to tenants over the phone with tenant counseling. Conducting workshops on tenant rights and responsibilities.

Mobile Home Program

Assistance for residents of a mobile home or a mobile home park anywhere in Vermont. Available for those with questions and concerns and support for resident associations and cooperatives.

Thrift Stores

Affordable and gently used clothing and shoes for the whole family, jewelry, toys, linens, tables, lamps, dressers, dishes, collectibles and holiday decorations are available at NEKCA and SEVCA.

Community Justice

Circles of Support and Accountability, Reparative and Restorative Justice Panel, Restorative Circles and Victim Services at BROC Community Action

The Vermont Need

7.4%

of adults do not have high school diplomas

1,986

of youth ages 16–19 are not working or in school

13.8%

of Vermonters have poor or fair health status

VCAP Reach

  • 720 attended Fair Housing workshops to learn about housing discrimination
  • 452 were helped with low or no-cost clothing, furniture and household items by NEKCA, SEVCA and BROC
  • 78 asylum seekers, New Americans, immigrants and refugees found a path to offer their support to other Vermonters at CVOEO

VCAP Annual Impact

  • 304 Vermonters avoided evictions
  • 285 individuals improved their leadership skills through engagement in VCAP communities
  • 523 improved self-employment skills to provide for themselves and their families
  • 605 found safety in domestic and sexual assault intervention programs at CVOEO