• BROC Receives United Way Community Impact Grant

    BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is very pleased to announce that they have received an $11,257 grant through the United Way of Rutland County’s Community Impact pilot program.

    BROC’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) will use the grant funds to create a new initiative/component called Healthy Eating, Healthy Teeth to supplement its nutrition education program which will reach over 400 pre-school aged children throughout Rutland County. This initiative will provide educational supports for parents, caregivers and pre-school aged children about preventing early childhood caries disease and eating healthy for healthy teeth.

  • Northeast Community Cycles Go Full Circle

    We thank Northeast Community Cycles of Fairfield County, CT for generously donating seven refurbished bikes for BROC to give out. Part of their mission is to promote bicycling as an alternative means of transportation. Here is a photo of a very thankful gentleman named David. David is a veteran who hit hard times but is slowly getting things “back in order”. He is currently working seasonally at Killington Mountain and will continue as the snow comes. He recently got housing locally but has no transportation of his own. In speaking with David, it turns out he needed a lot more help from BROC than just a couple loaves of bread. He now has an appointment to speak with our staff about getting a discount on his electric bill and signing up for supplemental fuel assistance.

    To learn more about Northeast Community Cycles visit www.necommunitycycles.org.

ABOUT BROC

BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont's history spans 50 years. The why of our existence has not changed for five decades. We exist to give people a chance: to allow the disadvantaged members of our communities to develop and use their capacities and abilities so they can share in the promise of this nation.

The how of BROC's existence goes back to 1964, when a notion called "community action" emerged from President Kennedy's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime.

"I was very happy that BROC was able to help my family get into housing. We were living in our car for several months before someone told us about the services there. I don't know what we would have done come winter."

— Bennington housing client