Welcome to KVCAP

Building Stronger Individuals, Families and Communities

KVCAP is a non-profit Community Action Agency, serving the people of Kennebec and Somerset counties for 50 years. Now also serving people in Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties through our Housing and Energy programs.

Since 1965, hundreds of thousands of residents have accessed our programs, helping them overcome the challenges of poverty.

KVCAP remains committed to the citizens of Central Maine and to our goal of helping all our clients become, and remain, economically and socially self-sufficient.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. For questions, please call 1-800-542-8227 or email at info@kvcap.org.

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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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Web-based personal finance class to be offered this fall

September 4, 2015

Maine – NeighborWorks Homeownership Services of Maine, a group of five affiliates of NeighborWorks America, will offer a four-week personal finance class beginning Thursday, September 24. The...

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KVCAP's Family Enrichment Council Offering Free Parenting Classes

September 4, 2015

Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to handle some of those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with Active Parenting Now. This six-session video and discussion program for parents and care...

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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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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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