Champlain Office of Economic Opportunity
CVOEO addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence. We bridge gaps and build futures. That is, we provide individuals and families with the basic needs of food, fuel and housing support in times of crisis, and we help them acquire the necessary education, financial skills and assets to build a stable future in which they thrive.
Crisis Fuel Assistance
We can help you with a home heating emergency. If you’re eligible, we can help you with: Purchasing the primary source of your heat (oil, natural or propane gas, wood, electric) Avoiding disconnect of electric service
For assistance with back rent and security deposits
Housing Resource Center
COTS Housing Resource Center (HRC) for people seeking affordable housing and rental assistance. Low-income households often end up in emergency shelter due to an unforeseen event beyond their control such as a job loss, unexpected medical bills, or a major car repair. HRC staff identify individuals and families in financial trouble and link them with resources and support before they are evicted or face foreclosure.
Can offer Financial assistance with basic needs through vouchers at local businesses. Vouchers can be used for food, gasoline, bus passes, laundromat use, identification, utility payments, and medication.
Joseph’s House, an outreach center sponsored by the Catholic parishes of the greater Burlington area, works to better the lives of the poor in our community by offering support and compassion through financial assistance and educational and enrichment classes.
Seasonal Fuel Assistance
Are you worried about paying for fuel this winter? You might be eligible for Seasonal Fuel Assistance, which is processed year round. Don’t wait to apply!
Vermont Catholic Charities
Vermont Catholic Charities provides financial and emotional help to individuals and families who worry about how they are going to meet their most basic needs. Catholic Charities offers a wide range of support including food cards, assistance with rent or security deposits, and assistance to pay outstanding utility or fuel bills. Working closely with all the parishes throughout the state, Catholic Charities offers walk-in assistance in the South Burlington and Rutland offices.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation VSAC
VSAC’s Outreach programs were created in 1969 to encourage and help less advantaged Vermonters pursue some form of education and training beyond high school. This year alone, our VSAC counselors worked with 5,900+ low-income and/or college-bound students of all ages through 3 federal grants.
Learn more about our outreach programs: