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BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is committed to empower, support and educate individuals and families to be self sufficient in their employment, homes and communities through family stabilization and development; education, training and job creation; affordable housing; and expanding community awareness and advocacy in a nurturing environment of respect and dignity ever mindful of cultural diversity.
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2012 Outcomes (10/1/11 - 9/30/12)
  • 10,972 people needed help from Community Action to meet their basic needs; housing, warmth, utilities, clothing, and food.
  • BROC's emergency food shelf was accessed 10,970 times for food and USDA Commodities.
  • BROC staff in Bennington worked intensely with 28 individuals leaving the corrections system; getting 24 of them into housing and 17 of them into jobs.
  • BROC's Housing Counselors provided services for 717 households, including permanent housing assistance and placement in transitional or temporary housing.
  • BROC's Tropical Storm Irene Long Term Recovery Case Managers served 109 households that still had unmet needs from the flood.
  • Jen's Motel served 125 individuals with transitional housing placements; with 41 finding stable, permanent housing.
  • 43 people received technical assistance through the Micro Business Development Program and Vermont Women's Business Center program who wanted to start or expand a small business.  38 businesses were started.
  • 42 individuals started or continued their savings program through IDA (Individual Development Account) program with 2 using their savings to purchase a home.
  • Vermont Green enrolled 138 people with 121 of them obtaining training certificates so they could look for employment in the "green" industry.
  • 77 day care home providers participated in BROC's Child & Adult Care Food Program providing nutritious meals to 1,088 children in their care.
  • 375 people benefitted from energy conservation and weatherization measures performed on their home to reduce their energy costs.
  • 150 households now have supplemental solar heat and/or hot water through the SERC (Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers) program.
Rutland Office (Administrative):
60 Center Street • Rutland, VT 05701 • 802.775.0878 • 800.717.BROC (2762)
Bennington Office: 332 Orchard Road • Bennington, VT 05201 • 802.447.7515