Mission & Values


The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice and works with people to achieve economic independence.

Bridging Gaps, Building Futures

More than a tagline, bridging gaps and building futures represents CVOEO’s ethos. CVOEO provides individuals and families with the basic needs of food, fuel, and housing support in times of crisis, and helps them acquire the necessary education, financial skills, and assets to build a stable future in which they thrive.

Our Values

CVOEO is committed to these values in our workplace and our communities:

Learning & Teaching

We use evolving practices to inform our work, believing that learning and teaching is a reciprocal process.

Action Oriented

We are dynamic and adapt quickly and find creative solutions in partnership with the people we serve.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We embrace the diversity of our community and staff, and strive for equitable and inclusive access to services, resources and support.

Empathy & Humility

We are dedicated to a compassionate and person-centered approach, empowering people to achieve their full potential and desired outcomes in their lives.

Commitment to Community

We are part of the communities in which we work and live and together we create belonging and connection.