• Sound the Alarm - Save a Life

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in Rutland, Vermont from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

    The rally point will be at BROC Community Action, 45 Union St. in Rutland.

    Register to volunteer by calling (800) 464-6692.

    Need a free smoke alarm installed in your home?

    Sign up for a free smoke alarm installation, by calling the number above.

  • BROC Talk - September

    The latest edition of BROC Talk on PEGTV Channel 15 features guest, Kevin Mazuzan, executive director for the Vermont Chapter of the American Red Cross - NH/VT Upper Valley. We have a great discussion about the upcoming Sound the Alarm - Save a Life event. Watch to find out how you can volunteer to help install free smoke alarms in homes throughout the Rutland region and how to sign up to receive free smoke alarms for your home.

    Host Pamela Shambo, BROC Community Action's Director of Marketing & Development is pictured far right.

    Click LEARN MORE NOW! to watch the show!


    Weatherby is BROC Community Action's new weatherization mascot who will be spreading the word to "BE WISE - WEATHERIZE".

    For more information about how to make your home more energy efficiency and save on your utility costs, contact Marc Therrien, Program Director at 802-665-1730 or mtherrien@broc.org.

    Weatherby is pictured with Rep. Mary Howard at Rutland's National Night Out.

  • Bennington - Introduction to Starting a Micro Business

    Sign up today for this FREE workshop if you have ever considered self-employment, making more money, turning a hobby into a business or are unemployed with a trade skill.

    To register contact Annette K. Hoyle at 802.665.1744 or ahoyle@broc.org.

  • Rutland - Financial Capability Workshop

    This FREE workshop will explore saving strategies, how to plan for financial goals and planning to purchase a home.

    To register contact Shelley Faris at 802-665-1742 or sfaris@broc.org.

  • Ride for Recovery

    If you have a motorcycle, consider being part of the Ride for Recovery celebrating sobriety of Rutland area residents on September 30, 2017.

    Contact Maggie at Evergreen Substance Abuse Services at 802.747.3588 or mtheys@rmhsccn.org.

    * Evergreen Substance Abuse Services is part of Rutland Mental Health Services - Community Care Network.

  • 3rd Annual Rally for Recovery

    Great family-friendly community event! Come celebrate the success Rutland area citizens have had in recovery.

    This event will be held right in BROC Community Action's parking lot at 45 Union Street.

    For more information contact Clay Gilbert at Evergreen Substance Abuse Services at 802.747.3588 or cgilbert@rmhsccn.org.

    *Evergreen Substance Abuse Services is part of Rutland Mental Health Services - Community Care Network.


BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont's history spans 52 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.

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"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