• BROC Talk

    We hope you enjoy the latest edition of BROC Talk on PEGTV with host Pamela Ann Rugg Shambo, BROC Community Action Director of Marketing & Development. Pam has a great conversation with Kim Peters, Superintendent of Rutland Recreation & Parks and learns about all the wonderful offerings they have for children and adults looking for activities or camps in upcoming months.

    Click Learn More Now to watch the show and visit their website at rutlandrec.com for more information.

  • Wonderfeet Kids' Museum Donates Herbs

    BROC Community Action sends out a huge THANK YOU to Wonderfeet Kids' Museum executive director, Kheya Ganguly and the families that planted these wonderful herbs to donate for us to share with those who access the BROC Community Food Shelf.

    Pictured in first slide are helpers, Regan and Maren Vooris (front), Kheya Ganguly-Kiefner and BROC Community Food Shelf Coordinator, Meggen Hanna.



    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

    Join the thought provoking discussion at this FREE financial capability workshop!

    The group, led by instructor Shelley Faris, will talk about the home buying process, shopping for a mortgage and how to pay down debt.

    Register by contacting Shelley at 800-717-2762 ext. 142 or sfaris@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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  • Community Justice Center

  • Fuel & Utility Assistance

  • Weatherization Assistance

  • Housing & Homeless

  • Hoarding Assistance