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.

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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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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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