Our Impact

“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others?”

“That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be – we are sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.” –Carl Sagan

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Financial Stability

  • 157 Vermonters increased their savings
  • 1,807 Vermonters participated in micro-business and development start up classes
  • $9,410,982 in tax refunds were returned to the Vermont economy through the VITA Program
  • $2,355,000 was distributed through EMBRACE to over 471 micro-businesses in the midst of a pandemic when business was faltering and low income entrepreneurs were struggling

Children & Families

  • 981 parents improved family functioning skills
  • 789 Head Start children became ready for kindergarten

Community Building

  • 751 Vermonters avoided evictions
  • 678 individuals improved their leadership skills through engagement in VCAP communities
  • 518 improved self-employment skills to provide for themselves and their families
  • 513 found safety in domestic and sexual assault intervention programs at CVOEO.  90 Vermonters found Shelter, 1,974 hotline calls, web-chats and email assistance were provided

Health & Well-Being

  • 54,352 hot meals were made and distributed to Vermonters in need
  • 18,955 boxes/bags of groceries were distributed

Housing Assistance

  • 121 Vermonters experiencing homelessness were provided emergency housing
  • 714 Vermonters obtained safe, affordable and permanent housing
  • 479 received security deposits
  • 1,207 received rental assistance

Energy Assistance

  • 4,491 were served through the Crisis fuel program for short term emergency assistance
  • 3,449 Vermont households have improved energy efficiency and energy burden reduction