The Warmth Support Program is a fund that helps neighbors in need pay for their home heating fuel and basic electrical needs. Since its inception in 1986, this program has assisted over 80,000 families facing heating emergencies during Vermont’s cold winter months. An additional 43,000 households have received essential information and counseling to help them avoid heating crises. The Warmth Support Program is solely funded by generous community support.
Administered by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), this program has supplemented Vermont’s Seasonal and Crisis Fuel Assistance services for over 30 years. Warmth Support Program funds are always paid directly to the fuel or energy vendor on behalf of low-income Vermonters.
Thank you to the concerned Vermonters whose generous donations make this program possible, as well as the following participating utilities: Burlington Electric, Vermont Electric Co-operative, Green Mountain Power, Hardwick Electric Department, Lyndonville Electric Dept., Northfield Electric Dept., Energy Co-Op of Vermont, Vermont Gas, and Washington Electric Co-Op. In its 34-year history, utility customers with funds matched by utility companies, have provided more than $3,300,000 for this vital program.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. You do not know how much it meant to me to be able to talk to someone who was so kind and understanding. Since my husband passed it has been difficult to cover all the bills, and I am so grateful for your help”
- 79 year old client