At CVOEO, a new year brings a renewed commitment to working towards justice in the Champlain Valley and beyond. As we enter 2023, we take a moment to reflect and clarify what justice means to us.
Justice means that no child in Vermont experiences homelessness and that episodes of child homelessness are rare and brief. It means that our neighbors are able to pay their heat and utility bills all year long, but especially during the cold winter months. Justice means that taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, like persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking people, are able to get the help they need.
CVOEO works to addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice. For our caring and dedicated staff, justice isn't an abstract idea. Justice is meeting people where they are every day and helping them achieve economic independence.
Thank you for joining us.