Timeline

2000's

Pamela Kestner-Chappelear hired as executive director

Roanoke Regional Housing Network published "21st Century Challenge: To Eliminate Substandard Housing in the City of Roanoke"

2-1-1 VIRGINIA launched statewide with leadership from the Council

First "Economic Impact of Nonprofits in the Roanoke Virginia Region" was published

Botetourt Resource Center, Drop-In Center, HIV Resource & Training Center, Nonprofit Resource Center, Blue Ridge Homeless Management Information System, Community Housing Resource Center, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program were developed.

1990'sSuccessful Capital Campaign-raised $250,000 to purchase current home at 502 Campbell Avenue.

Incubated the Teen Outreach Program

1980'sDeveloped & launched Foundation for Roanoke Valley

Assisted with the establishment of Adult Care Center of Roanoke Valley

Assisted in development of the Virginia Statewide Information & Referral System

Developed at the Council: Child Care Resource & Referral, USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program, AIDS Council of Western Virginia

The Kid's Book, a guide to services for children was prepared and distributed

The Community Long Range Planning Report: An Environmental Forecast was released

1970's

Initiated a four year Community Services Evaluation Program involving over 60 local agencies

Formed Community Coordinated Child Care Association (4C)

Published a Directory of Services for Senior Citizens

Established the League of Older Americans

The Council's 4C Association helped to establish a statewide 4C Council in Virginia

The Council recommended the formation of the Council of Environmental Quality after a Council committee studied citizen concerns

Developed plans for the establishment of the Free Clinic in partnership with other local agencies

Acted as lead agency in the development of the Unified Human Services Transportation System or RADAR

Established the Voluntary Action Center

The Council recommended the development of a shelter for women and children; and to establish a clearing house for specialized housing

Information & Referral Services launched on a regional basis

Corporate Volunteer Program developed

The Council served as the coordinating agency for the International year of the Child observances

First Human Resources Assembly held

1960's

September 27, 1960: accepted constitution to form CCS to help solve community problems.

David Herbert was hired as executive director

Senior Citizen Advisory Council was established.

The Council formed Total Action Against Poverty.

Major Needs Report "Point of Departure" was developed.

Raleigh Campbell was hired as executive director.