SEVCA expands outreach efforts, moves Brattleboro office

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro outreach office of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), based at the Marlboro College Graduate Center for the past eight years, has moved to 15 Grove St. (behind the Stone Church on Main Street).

SEVCA says the move was required to accommodate expanded programs and services.

Denice Brown will continue to provide a wide range of crisis fuel, housing and other emergency assistance. Susan Howes, SEVCA's community housing case manager, will join the new office to provide homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and case management services.

Howes was the organization's crisis fuel and family services worker in Westminster and Bellows Falls for the past nine years before taking this new position.

SEVCA's economic development program staff will also spend their time in the new office, including Denise Mason, providing small business planning, startup and retention support, and Karen Perlberg, providing “Financial Fitness” training and SEVCA's asset-building Individual Development Accounts (matched savings) program.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a partnership with United Way of Windham County, will continue to operate out of Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., during income tax season.

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