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

Posted on July 14, 2015 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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Employee Spotlight: Shannon Lugar, MIECHV Central Intake Coordinator

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Amanda Holcomb

Meet Shannon Lugar, MIECHV Central Intake Coordinator Shannon at work. What is your position at the Council of Community Services? MIECHV Central Intake Coordinator How long have you worked at CCS? Since July {She’s new!} What is your favorite thing about your job? Getting the opportunity to be out in the community. How did you hear […]

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Affordable Housing Advocacy Award

Posted on July 1, 2015 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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Flat Pickin’ Fridays – Bring on the Bands!

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Amanda Holcomb

Bands and themes announced on the Flat Pickin Fridays facebook page!   Friday, May 8th @ The Daleville Town Center Seven Mile Ford will kick-off the country music concert series with a “Super Country Sing-along” – they will play the biggest hits to kick-off a full season of FUN! Be sure to “like” Seven Mile […]

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Flat Pickin’ Fridays to benefit the Council of Community Services

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Amanda Holcomb

The Council of Community Services is thrilled to team up with Big Lick Entertainment as the beneficiary for Flat Pickin’ Fridays! Please save the dates! May 8, June 12, July 10th, August 14th, September 11th @ Daleville Town Center For up-to-date information, please “like” Flat Pickin’ Fridays on facebook by clicking here.  

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Drop-In Center featured in Our Health Magazine

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Amanda Holcomb

Council of Community Services’ Drop-In Center was featured in the December 2014 – January 2015 Our Health Magazine. The article is a “must read”! The article is part of a series from Our Health Magazine, the series explores disease that are not only devastating but also under discussed. The December-January edition focuses on HIV and […]

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Community Housing Resource Center Awarded Certification for Rapid Re-Housing

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Amanda Holcomb

On September 23, 2014, the Council of Community Services’ Community Housing Resource Center was awarded certification for rapid re-housing. The CHRC is now one of six Virginia organizations to have met the certification standards for the rapid re-housing program. The certification lasts for a period of 3 years. Rapid re-housing is a proven and cost-effective strategy that […]

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The Results Are In! 16.5% Decrease in Homelessness in the Roanoke Region

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Amanda Holcomb

On January 30, 2014, 50 volunteers and homeless service providers took to the shelters and the streets to conduct the Roanoke Region’s 2014 Point-in-Time Count. The Roanoke Region’s Point-in-Time Count provides a count of sheltered and unsheltered persons in our region. The Count is required annually in each jurisdiction nationwide. The data collected is important […]

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2013 Governor’s Housing Conference & Virginia Housing Awards

Posted on December 3, 2013 by Amanda Holcomb

The 2013 Governor’s Housing Conference took place November 20-22, 2013 at the Marriot Norfolk Waterside in Norfolk, Virginia. The Council of Community Services’ President, Dan Merenda and the Community Housing Resource Center’s Director, Matt Crookshank attended. At the conference, Dan and Matt had the opportunity to hear from national housing leaders, to explore stories on […]

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The Council of Community Services and partners pledge to house 28 homeless families in 100 days

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Amanda Holcomb

28 Homes in 100 Days As part of a state-wide Rapid Re-Housing Challenge, the Council of Community Services’ Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC) announced today that they will house 28 homeless families in the Roanoke region in the next 100 days. The Council and its partners – the City of Roanoke, Family Promise of Greater […]

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