• 53rd Annual Meeting

    BROC Community Action is extremely proud to announce that the Keynote Speaker at our 53rd Annual Meeting is Vermont Governor Phil Scott!

    Join us at Holiday Inn Rutland Killington on Tuesday, October 16th from Noon to 1:30PM for a wonderful four course meal, year in review of BROC Community Action's programs and services, as well as presentation of the annual Community Action Awards, Covell/Rooker Award and staff years of service awards.

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  • BROC Talk

    #BROCTALK We hope you enjoy the latest episode of BROC Talk featuring Lisa Ryan, Program Manager for the Rutland County Community Justice Center and Eric Maguire, Director of Reentry Housing Programs for Sanctuary House/Mandala House/Onyx House in Rutland.

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    You can also watch on PEGTV Channel 15 on demand!

  • Introduction to Starting a Micro Business - Bennington

    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.


    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.

  • BROC Talk Bennington on Cat-tv Bennington this month features host, Pamela Ann Rugg Shambo (far right) learning about United Counseling Service's IPLAN (Individuals Preparing for Life, Action and Need) program and how BROC Community Action partners on the housing piece. Guests were, left to right, UCS IPLAN program manager, Joanna Szymanski, BROC Community Action Director of Community Services, Elizabeth Eddy and BROC Community Action IPLAN Housing Counselor, Erin Shulman.

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  • Financial Capability Workshop - Rutland

    Sign up for this FREE workshop to find out how to get control of your money and make it work for you, as well as learn ways to stretch a dollar.

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

  • Marketing Workshop

    Hannah Abrams, Business Coach presents a FREE Marketing Workshop!

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


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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