Community Action Programs
Chittenden Community Action
Travis Poulin, Director
255 South Champlain Street, Suite 9
Burlington, VT, 05401
1-800-287-7971 (Voice TDD)
Fax: (802) 859-3462
Chittenden Community Action (CCA) is a member agency of the United Way of Chittenden County. Office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday except holidays. CCA provides a variety of free services to help meet the needs of low income people throughout Chittenden County. Services include; fuel and utility assistance, housing assistance, information and referral, Farm to Family Program and advocacy.
CCA staff is happy to assist with filling out forms and applications for such programs as Reach-Up, Food Stamps, Fuel Assistance and the Health Care programs - Medicaid, Vermont Health Access Plan (VHAP), Dr. Dynasaur and Catamount Health Care and Premium Assistance Program.
CCA can refer Green Mountain Power customers to the Power Partners Program. Income eligible households may be eligible for matching funds for disconnection notices. Call our office for more details.
Since 1980, CCA has been a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, helping low income households prepare their tax forms from February 1st through April 15th. Returns are electronically filed, resulting in a speedy refund. Volunteers are needed to assist taxpayers with preparing their tax returns – free training is provided.
During the spring and summer, CCA distributes Farm to Family coupons, vegetable seeds, plants and compost, as well as determining eligibility for scholarships for garden plots through the City of Burlington Parks and Recreation Department. CCA also distributes vouchers for furniture, essential household goods, bus passes, identification in order to start a job, and tickets to local museums, shows and events.
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity