The mission of the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) is to be a community force in creating and sustaining opportunities for elders and caregivers in our region to help assure that elders are able to maintain maximum independence and quality of life.


“I didn't know how I was going to pay my medical bills. My case manager helped me to apply for Medicaid. It has made all the difference.” 



Everyone needs a hand from time to time, especially with the impact of COVID-19 on our community. 3SquaresVT provides eligible Vermont residents with monthly benefits to help pay for groceries, ensuring individuals and families have resources to access plenty of nutritious meals. And when one person uses 3SquaresVT to help put food on the table for their family, we all benefit. Learn more and see if you qualify at or call our HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119