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 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 self-sufficient.

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

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KVCAP News

Support KVCAP at AmazonSmile

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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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Child Abuse Prevention Awareness at the State House

April 6, 2016

KVCAP was present in the Hall of Flags at the State House on April 5, along with many, many other concerned people and organizations, to help RAISE AWARENESS OF AND SUPPORT FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT...

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Children's Activites and Playgroups - Spring 2016

April 5, 2016

Play and Learn in Central Maine!

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KVCAP Connector newsletter - Spring 2016

Hot off the presses!

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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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KVCAP looking for VISTA volunteer to start in July

March 11, 2016

Americorps VISTA inspires empathy Americorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a nationwide program that began in 1960 as part of the War on Poverty. Through the Goodwill VISTA...

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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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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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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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