• Spring Food Shelf Appeal - Summer is Coming!

    Help us keep children and families fed through the summer months.


  • 50 Years in Bennington County!

  • THANK YOU Castleton State College Accounting Students!

    Sherrie Pomainville, BROC's Vermont Income Tax Assistance program coordinator (center) held a thank you party for Castleton State College accounting students recently to give them their certificates from the IRS.

    They finished up another FREE tax income preparation year, helping consumers get back $234,265 in credits, refunds, and renter's rebates.

    As always, we look forward to our partnership with Castleton State College next tax season.

  • Motorcycle Raffle

    Cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa accepted! You need not be present at the drawing to win.

    Stop by with cash

    Mail checks to:
    Pam Shambo, Development Specialist
    BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
    45 Union Street
    Rutland, VT 05701

    Contact to use MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards:
    Pam Shambo at 802-665-1721 or email pshambo@broc.org


BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont's history spans 49 years. The why of our existence has not changed for over four 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