COVER grew from a collaboration between Dartmouth College students, other community volunteers, and a Bates College graduate who wanted to complete home repair projects that would benefit families and individuals with low incomes. The volunteers recognized need in the community and COVER began to fill the void.
In February of 1998, COVER Home Repair formalized its operation under the umbrella of Tri-County Community Action Programs, Inc. (TCCAP). In 2001, COVER moved into a White River Junction building that provided space for the development of our Reuse Program and provided a space for The Cover Store. Since then the store has provided a steadily increasing amount of funding and supplies for the Home Repair Program and continues to divert usable materials from the waste stream.
In 2003, a group of talented local citizens came together to form COVER’s Board of Advisors. COVER is currently co-directed by a team of four that consists of a Home Repair Program Director, a Reuse Program Director, a Volunteer Coordinator and a Development Director. Our staff also includes a Cover Store Manager.
COVER also benefits from the good work of AmeriCorps members, who serve one-year terms with our program. In the future, COVER volunteers will continue to contribute to all aspects of program success. The work of COVER unquestionably could not take place without the generous support of the local community.