BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro outreach office of Southeastern Vermont Community Action, which has been in the Marlboro Graduate Center for the last eight years, is moving to a new location -- 15 Grove Street, behind the Stone Church on Main Street.

SEVCA is moving its Brattleboro office due to expanded programs and services and the need for more room for additional staff to provide them. In addition to the current Family Services Worker, Denice Brown -- who will continue to provide crisis fuel, housing and other emergency assistance -- Susan Howes, SEVCA's Community Housing Case Manager, will now be located at that office to provide homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and case management services.

SEVCA's Economic Development program staff will also be spending some of 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 program, a partnership with United Way of Windham County, will continue to operate out of the Marlboro Center during income tax season.

The new office will open to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in time for the opening of the Crisis Fuel program on Monday, Nov. 25.


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