Category: News

10th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event, “A Walk in Their Shoes”

Posted on 10/11/17 by Amanda Holcomb

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Amanda Holcomb (540) 985-0131, ext. 503 amandah@councilofcommunityservices.org For Immediate Release The Family Violence Coordinating Council to Host 10th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event, “A Walk in Their Shoes” ROANOKE, VA (October 2, 2017) – The Family Violence Coordinating (FVCC), a standing committee of the Council of Community Services is hosting its 10th […]

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Blue Ridge CoC Symposium Sponsor Spotlight: VHDA

Posted on 08/02/17 by Amanda Holcomb

As we all know, Virginia’s housing needs are significant, especially for supportive and affordable housing. However, through careful planning, strong partnerships, and perseverance, the Virginia Housing Development Authority is making positive impacts for Virginia’s most vulnerable population — those experiencing homelessness. The Commonwealth is a leader in addressing homelessness, anchored by the model referred to […]

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Blue Ridge Homeless Reports Featured in National Publication

Posted on 07/10/17 by Amanda Holcomb

  The Blue Ridge Continuum of Care, the local planning body responsible for coordinating the full range of homeless services in Roanoke, Salem, and Covington, was featured in The National Homeless Information Project’s newsletter. The NHIP is a grassroots effort to increase sharing and understanding of homeless services data in order to increase knowledge in […]

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Summer Resources with 2-1-1 VIRGINIA

Posted on 06/07/17 by Amanda Holcomb

Schools are out and summer is in session. 2-1-1 VIRGINIA is here year-round to connect you with FREE information on available community services. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with FREE information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help […]

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Roanoke Region Receives More than $800,000 to Support Efforts in Reducing Homelessness

Posted on 03/24/17 by Amanda Holcomb

The Blue Ridge Continuum of Care, the region’s planning body for homeless services, has been awarded $835,191 to support its coordinated effort in reducing homelessness in the region. This funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) funds seven projects being implemented through three organizations: the City of Roanoke, the Council […]

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Do you know a housing hero? Nominate them for the Affordable Housing Advocacy Award!

Posted on 03/23/17 by Amanda Holcomb

  Decent, affordable and accessible housing is the right of every citizen and is critical to the economic health and development of our region. To further its mission to encourage proactive involvement in housing issues, the Roanoke Regional Housing Network, a standing committee of the Council of Community Services, created the Affordable Housing Advocacy Award to […]

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The Results Are In! 19.3% Decrease in Homelessness in the Roanoke Region

Posted on 03/13/17 by Amanda Holcomb

On January 25, 2017, volunteers and homeless service providers took to the streets and shelters to conduct the Roanoke Region’s 2017 Point-in-Time Count. The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered persons on a single night during the last ten days of January. The count provides a snapshot of who is homeless. […]

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How Can You Support the Council on Roanoke Valley Gives Day?

Posted on 02/20/17 by Amanda Holcomb

            Roanoke Valley Gives 03.15.17 | 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM For 24 hours, beginning, March 15th at 12:00 a.m., YOU can support the work of the Council of Community Services. Website: rvgives.givebig.org/c/rvgives/a/councilofcommunityservices OR go to rvgives.givebig.org and search for the Council of Community Services Social media accounts: Like us […]

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Emergency Department Visits for Unintentional Drug and Heroin Overdoses among Virginia Residents, January 2015 – August 2016

Posted on 09/21/16 by Amanda Holcomb

Virginia Department of Health | Enhanced Surveillance Monthly Report Emergency Department Visits for Unintentional Drug and Heroin Overdoses among Virginia Residents, January 2015 – August 2016 Report Generated: September 9, 2016 Chief complaints and discharge diagnoses of emergency department (ED) visits are analyzed to characterize the burden of unintentional drug and heroin overdoses across Virginia. This […]

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Homelessness in the Roanoke Region is on a Decline for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted on 05/25/16 by Amanda Holcomb

The Roanoke Region’s 2016 Winter Point-in-Time Report Homelessness in the Roanoke Region is on a Decline for the Fourth Consecutive Year The Point-in-Time Count is used to estimate the number of homeless individuals (sheltered and unsheltered) on one night in the Roanoke Region and gather information on their demographic characteristics. On January 28, 2016, the […]

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