HOPE – Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects

HOPE’s mission is to improve the lives of low income people in Addison County, Vermont by working with individuals to identify and secure the resources needed to meet their basic needs.

Since 1965, HOPE, originally formed as the Addison County Community Action Group (ACCAG), has been providing a wide variety of programs to low income people. Our offerings are dynamic and flexible, responding to meet the evolving needs of our population. Rather than saying “this is what we do,” we sit down with people and ask “what do you need?” Then, we go to work to find the best way to help.


Thanks to the generosity of more than 200 donors, we have EXCEEDED our $600,000 campaign goal!  We expect construction to be underway this summer and will post periodic updates on our progress.  Thank you for your support of this exciting project!