Southeastern Vermont Community Action

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) was created in 1965 as 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. SEVCA has 85+/- employees and a main office in Westminster; Outreach offices in Brattleboro, Springfield, and White River Junction; Head Start program locations in Springfield, Chester, Windsor, and White River Junction; and thrift stores in Bellows Falls, White River Junction, and Springfield. We make a positive difference by developing relationships of respect and trust with those who need our help, and by providing access to the services they need to stabilize their lives and move toward greater security and self-reliance.

Our multifaceted approach to addressing poverty includes offering an array of services including crisis intervention, homelessness prevention, weatherization, food and nutrition, health navigation, small business startup & support, job readiness training, financial fitness training & support, matched savings / asset building, income tax assistance, early childhood education, and disaster recovery. Our Head Start program offers comprehensive services in child development, nutrition, health, and parent involvement to children and families.

All SEVCA clients experience a ‘No Wrong Door’ approach to being served, regardless of where they enter our system, and partner with our staff to come away with a clear understanding of their needs, available assistance, viable options, and assurance of follow-up and coordination of their services.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, SEVCA is committed to fostering a work environment free from discrimination, and complying with applicable Federal and state laws guaranteeing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, color, gender, gender identify, sex, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, crime victim status, or any other classification protected by law.  

Furthermore, to actively support equal access and foster diversity within the agency, and In accordance with its mission, SEVCA will also make every reasonable effort to recruit, hire, and support qualified members of minority groups and low-income individuals who have not had the opportunity to realize their potential and who are able and willing to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities as needed.