• Warming Others Winter Coat Drive

    Do you have coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves or snow pants that are new or in very good condition? If you do, BROC Community Action will be collecting adult and children sizes through the month of November and distributing to those in need.

    Drop off your new or gently used items at 45 Union Street, Rutland, Monday to Friday between 8AM and 4:30PM.

  • Bennington -Introduction to Starting a Micro Business

    Sign up TODAY to find out if starting your own micro business is right for you!

    Join business counselor, Annette K. Hoyle as she walks you through what it takes to become an entrepreneur.

    Register by contacting Annette at 802-665-1744 or ahoyle@broc.org.

  • Restorative Circle Training

    Interested in giving back to your community?

    Join the Rutland Community Justice Center for a Restorative Circle training Saturday, November 17th to learn more about the RC process and how you can be a member of the team.

    Contact Cara at 665-1710 or ctomasini@broc.org.

  • BROC Talk Bennington

    We hope you enjoy the latest episode of BROC Talk Bennington with host, Pamela Shambo, Director of Marketing & Development and featuring Shelley Faris, Program Specialist for the Individual Development Account (IDA) matched savings program and the new Vermont Matched Savings program. Both Pam and Shelley are from BROC Community Action.

    Click Lean More Now to watch the show!

  • VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

    Volunteers are wanted to be members of Reparative Restorative Justice Panels.

    The Reparative Restorative Justice Panel Program mainly focuses on offenders who have committed non-violent misdemeanor offenses. This program includes victim and/or community participation in the justice process. The Reparative Restorative Justice Panel Program seeks to provide services that intend to restore the community through intervention.

  • Financial Capability Workshop - Bennington

    Sign up TODAY to join this thought provoking workshop!

    Planning for the holidays and how to stretch your shopping dollar are the topics this month.

    Register by contacting Shelley Faris at 802-665-1742 or sfaris@broc.org.

  • BE WISE WEATHERIZE

    Weatherby wants to save you money!

    Free weatherization from our experts! Call Kelly today!

    Did you know that you may qualify for free complete weatherization for your home or apartment? Warmer in winter, cooler in summer. Lower fuel bills, lower electric bills.

    What’s not to love? Call 802-665-1748. Rutland & Bennington County residents.

  • Financial Capability Workshop - Rutland

    Sign up TODAY to join this thought provoking workshop!

    Planning for the holidays and how to stretch your shopping dollar are the topics this month.

    Register by contacting Shelley Faris at 802-665-1742 or sfaris@broc.org.

ABOUT BROC

BROC Community Action's history spans nearly 53 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. After President Kennedy was assinated, President Lyndon B. Johnson took up the fight and signed the Economic Opportunity Action of 1964. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Opportunity_Act_of_1964)

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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
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