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 stable.

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

Click here to sign up for our quarterly newsletter.

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 Sagadahoc 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 stable.

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

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KVCAP News

August 1st - South End Neighborhood Festival

July 11, 2017

This fun, community event is part of National Night Out.

Join us for entertainment, a barbecue, and family-friendly activities!

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KVCAP's 3rd Annual Community Celebration SUCCESS!

Sending a big thank you to all of our donors, supporters, volunteers, and staff members who all played a role in making the event spectacular! You can view all of the event photos by clicking HERE. ...

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USDA Rural Development Program Makes Homeownership Possible for Winslow Family of Five during National Homeownership Month

WINSLOW, June 12, 2017 – A family of five in Winslow can now call a century-old farmhouse in the country their own, as a result of the help and support of USDA Rural Development and partners. ...

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It's time to haul out the golf clubs!

We are excited to announce that our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, June 29 at Lakewood Golf Course in Madison. All proceeds will support the Kennebec &...

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KVCAP's 3rd Annual Community Celebration

Join us for a fabulous family-friendly event! And thanks to our sponsors, everything is FREE! We will have a petting zoo, a bounce house, a climbing wall, face painting, a luncheon barbecue, characters,...

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Invitation to Bid

Kennebec Valley Community Action ProgramInvitation to Bid Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) invites interested parties to submit a quote to conduct and prepare a comprehensive...

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Skowpendous - NEW LOCATION

April 20, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Due to anticipated bad weather, Skowpendous will be moved to the Skowhegan Community Center. Please join us for our 13th Annual Skowpendous Family Fun Night on Friday, April 21, from 5-7pm....

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The KVCAP Connector - Spring Newsletter 2017

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Kathryn Colfer: Wrapping her arms around 600 kids and loving it!

"The more I learned about early care education...the more I really looked at it as an upstream solution to some of the biggest problems we face."

Kathy Colfer, KVCAP’s Child & Family Services Director, is featured on page S7. Congratulations Kathy! Thank you for all that you do for the children in our communities!

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Kennebec County Library Events for the Prevention of Child Abuse

March 30, 2017

Check out the fun opportunities scheduled for April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Help raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Somerset County

“We all play a role when it comes to the healthy development of our nation’s children.”-Prevent Child Abuse America  

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Help raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Kennebec County

Please join us for our Trooper & Community Partner Recognition Event and Child Abuse Prevention Vigil.

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Head Start parent testifies at 2017 Legislative Hearing

February 24, 2017

Below is a video of Kaitlyn Paulette, Educare parent, telling her story at the budget hearings on Friday, February 24th. The Governor is proposing a $1.2 million per year cut to Head Start in Maine. We...

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Battle of the Badges is Coming!

Join us on Thursday, March 9, at 7pm at the Alfond Youth Center. Who will win the trophy this year...Waterville Firefighters or Police Officers? All proceeds benefit the South End Teen Center. ...

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Musicians for Hope

The Waterville Police Department is hosting Musicians for Hope on January 14th at 7pm. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, visit:  https://www.facebook.com/watervillehashope/ ...

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2016 Annual Report and Impact Infographic

Click here to learn more about KVCAP’s 2016 impact in our community.

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The KVCAP Connector Fall Newsletter

Keeping you connected to all of the great things happening at KVCAP!

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Calling all families...Join us on Purple Day!

Join us at Redington-Fairview General Hospital on Saturday, November 19th, and enjoy some fun with the whole family!

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The Community Investors Initiative will be featured!

NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network is a new book that will be released on December 12th and features our very own Community Investors Initiative! ...

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Maine Children's Trust to Honor Champions in Child Abuse Prevention

AUGUSTA - Four individuals, organizations and businesses will receive an award from the Maine Children's Trust for their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect throughout Maine. The awards will be...

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Click for Babies!

KVCAP is grateful for all of the knitters from Spectrum Generations who made purple hats to raise awareness for shaken baby syndrome.  We are very proud that they received the Maine Children’s...

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Need a smile?

Check out this video of our 2016 Community Celebration!

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Somerset Diaper Drive...Get Behind It!

This poster provides all of the details!

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2016 Community Celebration a HUGE success.

Sun, smiles, laughter, music, squeals, and cheers could be heard throughout the event! Sending a huge thank you to our business sponsors, volunteers, KVCAP staff, and all the families who attended our...

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Are you a father who would like to attend a unique parenting class just for dads?

If so, check out this program!

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An amazing partnership revitalizes Green Street Park in the South End of Waterville

June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10th was amazing day of partnership! KVCAP provided the coordination, the South End Neighborhood Association gave us the vision, Waterville Parks & Recreation provided the muscles, Catholic...

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Thank you New Balance!

May 27, 2016

Hundreds of New Balance associates volunteered this week, as part of their Annual Sparkstart Global Volunteer Week, designed to ignite a lifetime of movement for children. They revamped indoor and...

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What's up with the RED NOSES?

May 27, 2016

May 26th was Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc.  Last year the funds raised benefited children in all 50 states and 15 countries internationally...

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Support KVCAP at AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when...

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Community Investors Initiative is having a ripple effect!

Check out our latest infographic highlighting our successful first year!

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

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

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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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