As a nonprofit organization with nine distinct yet interconnected programs, CVOEO and its staff provide individuals and families with the basic needs of food, fuel, and housing support in times of crisis, and helps people acquire the necessary education, financial skills, and assets to build a stable future.
We do this important work all year long, but the holiday season represents the busiest time for many of CVOEO’s programs. It takes the entire community working together to solve the complex challenges that we are facing. This giving season, we invite you to help our neighbors thrive.
20th Anniversary of Laurie’s House
Give the gift of safety, hope, and healing
“Without community support 20 years ago, we would not have been able to purchase a house and transform it into a safe place with comfortable rooms and amenities for families. Together, we have built Laurie’s House into a refuge for survivors and their children. I am proud of what we have accomplished in the past 20 years."
- Kris Lukens, Director, Voices Against Violence/Laurie's House
On Thursday, November 17, CVOEO hosted a press conference and community gathering to mark the 20th anniversary of Laurie’s House, the emergency shelter located in St. Albans for families and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Since its opening in 2002, Laurie’s House has been a critical community asset that provides safety, hope, and healing for our neighbors in need.  
During the event, which was attended by community members and reporters from My Champlain Valley, WCAX, and Saint Albans Messenger, Voices Against Violence/Laurie's House launched a Community Giving Campaign to raise $20,000. 
A Gift for Everyone on Your List
Give the gift of CVOEO

Give your loved ones a gift that gives back to our community. This giving season, and all year long, make a gift to CVOEO in honor or memory of someone you care for.

Simply follow prompts on our online donation page for more information, email us at, or give us a call at 802-862-2771 X744.
Hotel Vermont Artist Market & City Market
Give back when you shop this month 
There are some exciting ways for you to support CVOEO in our community this month. Remember CVOEO when you attend the Hotel Vermont Artist Market, which features a raffle to benefit our programs, and when shopping at City Market via their Rally for Change fundraiser. This month CVOEO’s Warmth Support Program is the 10% partner in Rally for Change at City Market and Feeding Chittenden is the 50% partner. 
We send thanks to the many community partners and friends who direct their generous giving to CVOEO this time of year. This kindness makes it possible for our neighbors to meet or exceed their basic needs and do more than just survive this holiday season. 
Make a gift
Cleaning out your closet? Hosting a clothing or food drive? Looking for an organization that can ensure your items get to the people who need them most?

Many of CVOEO’s programs rely on the in-kind support from our community. We often seek new or like-new clothing items, unopened food, baby clothes, toiletries, and more. Click the link below to learn more about where and how to donate. 
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