Category: News

THANK YOU for Giving BIG!

Posted on 03/23/16 by Amanda Holcomb

Thank you to those who contributed (over 70 donors!) to the Council of Community Services through the Roanoke Valley Gives Campaign. Within hours of the campaign start, we surpassed our goal to raise $1,000. At the end of the campaign, we TRIPLED our goal raising $3,105! Amazing! The Council can only achieve its goals with […]

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One incredible chance to shape our community’s future!

Posted on 03/04/16 by linda

Roanoke Valley Gives Day is almost here and the Council of Community Services has BIG goals this year. They are so big, we can’t do it alone! Our success relies on YOU! On March 16, visit Roanoke Valley Gives and click if you care to donate to the Council of Community Services! Thank you!

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Our Community is coming together on 3.16.2016!

Posted on 02/22/16 by Amanda Holcomb

Roanoke Valley Gives Day is almost here and the Council of Community Services has BIG goals to improve the quality of life in our communities this year. They are big, we can’t do it alone! Our success depends on YOU! To find out how, click here.  

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2-1-1 VIRGINIA information and referral hotline marks 10-year anniversary

Posted on 02/11/16 by Amanda Holcomb

Noell Saunders, nsaunders@wdbj7@.com ROANOKE Va. – It’s the 10th anniversary of 211 Virginia, a referral hotline that can help people with all types of needs. 211 Virginia is a phone number that connects people to information on available community services throughout the Commonwealth. For the past 10 years, the 24/7 free service has been a […]

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ONE CLICK CAN HELP SO MANY!

Posted on 02/04/16 by linda

On March 16, 2016, our community will come together for Roanoke Valley Gives, and we need YOU to join us. It’s 24 hours of unprecedented giving—and it’s your chance to make a real difference, right here in our community. By contributing through Roanoke Valley Gives, you will help support the Council of Community Services and […]

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24 Hours of Community Giving!

Posted on 01/12/16 by linda

On March 16, 2016, the Roanoke Valley will come together for 24 hours of nonprofit giving during Roanoke Valley Gives! It’s the Roanoke Region’s 1st annual giving day, and it’ll be your opportunity to make a real impact in our community! Mark your calendar!

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Getting to Zero! Roanoke Valley Reaches Goal to End Veteran Homelessness

Posted on 11/11/15 by Amanda Holcomb

It all started with a challenge. Mayors David Bower of Roanoke and Randy Foley of Salem took on the first lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Since October 2014, the Council of Community Services and its partners in the initiative – City of Roanoke, Trust House, Salem Virginia Medical Center, Total Action […]

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The profit in nonprofits

Posted on 11/05/15 by Amanda Holcomb

The profit in nonprofits Roanoke Business November 2015 Dan Merenda (President) and the Council of Community Services were featured in the latest publication of Roanoke Business. The article, The profit in nonprofits highlights the contribution that local nonprofits make to the economy and the region. Click here to access the story.  

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Celebrating 55 Years of Improving the Quality of Life in Our Communities!

Posted on 07/14/15 by linda

The Council of Community Services was established in 1960 as a result of the efforts of over 70 community organizations who saw a need for comprehensive planning in the Roanoke Valley. Fifty-five years later, the council is a well-recognized leader in the community for organizations and individuals in the human services field. With a staff […]

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Affordable Housing Advocacy Award

Posted on 07/01/15 by Amanda Holcomb

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCACY AWARD ROANOKE REGIONAL HOUSING NETWORK 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 […]

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