Welcome to KVCAP

Building Stronger Individuals, Families and Communities

KVCAP is a non-profit Community Action Agency, serving the people of Kennebec, Somerset, Lincoln and Sagahoc Counties.

Since 1965, we have helped hundreds of thousands of residents overcome the challenges of poverty. We remain committed to the citizens of Central Maine and to helping people become, and remain, economically and socially self-sufficient.

For more information, contact us at 1-800-542-8227 or info@kvcap.org.

Welcome to KVCAP

Building Stronger Individuals, Families and Communities

KVCAP is a non-profit Community Action Agency, serving the people of Kennebec, Somerset, Lincoln and Sagahoc Counties.

Since 1965, we have helped hundreds of thousands of residents overcome the challenges of poverty. We remain committed to the citizens of Central Maine and to helping people become, and remain, economically and socially self-sufficient.

For more information, contact us at 1-800-542-8227 or info@kvcap.org.

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KVCAP News

Join us for the Madison Area Job Fair

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Somerset Abbey, 98 Main Street in Madison!

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Molina partners with KVCAP to distribute 500 pairs of New Balance shoes!

KVCAP wants to extend it gratitude to Molina Medicaid Solutions partnering with us to distribute 500 pairs of brand new New Balance sneakers to children and youth in need.  In the words of Dr....

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Golf Anyone? Tee off for Transportation

February 9, 2016

Planning is underway for our second annual golf tournament and silent auction. The event will be held on Thursday, June 23 at Lakewood Golf Course in Madison. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to enhance...

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Raymond Richard 1934-2016

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of our founding director, Raymond Richard. For over 42 years, Ray was the pillar of KVCAP. From his early days as KVCAP’s first Executive...

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KVCAP 2015 Impact Infographic

November 19, 2015

Want to learn more about how we are helping our neighbors here in Central Maine? Check out our latest infographic!

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KVCAP 2015 Annual Report

November 19, 2015

To view our 2015 Annual Report, click here.

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Community Investors - November 2015 Impact

The Community Investors Initiative is intended to help people in Waterville achieve or maintain financial stability. A committee of representatives from KVCAP, Waterville General Assistance, and...

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KVCAP Connector newsletter - Fall Edition

November 19, 2015

See how our donors and supporters are making a difference in the Kennebec Valley!

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Stop living paycheck to paycheck – Live Webinar Offering

November 4, 2015

Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Community Concepts, Inc. and Kennebec Valley Community Action Program are pleased to announce a four-week personal finance class on Mondays, November 23, 30, December...

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New Skowhegan Early Head Start Child Care Center Hosts Community Open House

The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) invites community members to an Open House at the new Skowhegan Early Head Start Child Care Center, located on MSAD #54’s Bloomfield Campus...

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KVCAP awarded a book grant from The Molina Foundation

October 27, 2015

Sending a big thank you to The Molina Foundation, who recently awarded us with a book grant providing us with 665 books for kids of all ages! We look forward to sharing them through our Head Start,...

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KVCAP's Lanelle Freeman to receive Maine Children's Trust Professional Advocate Award

October 27, 2015

The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program is pleased to announce that KVCAP’s Social Services Director, Lanelle Freeman, has been selected by the Maine Children’s Trust to receive this year’s...

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Maine Car Seat Program

September 24, 2015

KVCAP’s Child & Family Services Department is the new distribution site for the Maine Car Seat Program in our area.  For more information, please contact Megan Waterman at 207-680-7229....

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New 2015-2016 LIHEAP Income Guidelines

August 14, 2015

The 2015-2016 income guidelines for fuel assistance are now available. You can view additional information on our Heating Assistance page by following the link at the top of our home page under “For...

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Home Weatherization Update

Good News! You may be qualified for our NO-COST Weatherization Program! Have our experienced staff perform a full energy audit on your home to determine the best way to upgrade your home’s...

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KVCAP Connector newsletter - Summer Edition

July 16, 2015

Learn more about what is happening at KVCAP! This edition of our newsletter features information about our 50th Anniversary Community Celebration and a terrific article by our own Jim Wood about the economic...

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Calling all knitters & crocheters!

June 25, 2015

What is CLICK for Babies? CLICK for babies is a grassroots campaign that invites knitters, crocheters, and crafters across North America to make purple colored baby caps which will be delivered...

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Enjoy a 3-minute video of our 50th Celebration!

Boy did the children have fun! Click “read more” to watch.

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50th Anniversary Celebration event photos

June 20, 2015

What a great party! The weather was beautiful, there were more than 500 attendees, and everyone enjoyed the free barbecue and all the activities! Click “read more” to see all of the terrific photos.

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50th Anniversary photo booth pictures

June 20, 2015

Our photo booth was a big hit at our 50th Celebration! Click “read more” below to view all of the photos.

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Short video of our 50th Celebration

June 20, 2015

Thanks Dan Chasse for capturing the essence of this great day! Click “read more” to watch.

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Pat Kosma receives Star of Community Action Award

June 11, 2015

We are proud to announce that KVCAP’s Pat Kosma was the recipient of the 2015 Star of Community Action Award! Each year, since 1995, Maine Community Action has presented its Star of Community...

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KVCAP receives JOY Grant for Heating Assistance

June 1, 2015

KVCAP received $500 for our heating assistance program as a JOY grant recipient. These funds are provided through the Unity Foundation and recipients are chosen through a comprehensive grant process that...

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KVCAP leadership changing, mission is not

April 29, 2015

Suzanne Walsh says 50 years after Community Action started serving Kennebec and Somerset counties, it's still 'about eliminating poverty.' Morning Sentinel, April 29, 2015 WATERVILLE —...

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KVCAP’s Patricia Kosma Announces Her Retirement - Suzanne Walsh Named as New Chief Executive Officer

April 13, 2015

The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program’s Board of Directors announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Kosma, is retiring after 35 years of service with the Agency. Kosma...

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Public transit continues to grow in Maine and so does the demand

April 23, 2015

As a rural and aging state, Maine faces challenges to help its people move around. By Jim Wood Kennebec Journal, April 23, 2015 A new and improved public transit system...

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April 2015 Newsletter

April 2, 2015

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2014 Impact

Learn how KVCAP is working to impact the communities we serve.

Our Impact: As the only Community Action Agency in Central Maine, we have been the leader in addressing local poverty-related issues for 50 years. We partner and collaborate to raise...

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ROOTS OF SUCCESS!

March 2, 2015

1 in 4 children live in poverty, and over 40% of children enter kindergarten behind, but #RootsofSuccess can change their path. Click “read more” to watch a short but powerful video.

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January 2015 Newsletter

January 21, 2015

Hot off the presses!!! The first issue of the KVCAP Connector, KVCAP’s new quarterly newsletter, has been released. To view, click “read more.” If you would like to subscribe to this e-newsletter,...

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