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Flat Pickin’ Fridays to benefit the Council of Community Services

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Amanda Holcomb

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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Employee Spotlight: Matt Crookshank, Director, Community Housing Resource Center

Posted on November 4, 2014 by Amanda Holcomb

Meet Matt Crookshank, Director, Community Housing Resource Center {January 2015 Spotlight} Matt at work. What is your position at the Council of Community Services? Director, Community Housing Resource Center How long have you worked at CCS? 8 years next month What is your favorite thing about your job? Feeling like I have an impact on the community; a service system […]

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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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The Council of Community Services Celebrates 53 Years!

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Amanda Holcomb

On Monday, November 11, 2013, the Council of Community Services’ staff and Board of Directors celebrated their 53rd Anniversary. Don’t worry you didn’t miss the invitation! This year we chose to celebrate on a much smaller scale with only Council staff and Board. The event took place at Carlos Restaurant. If you’ve worked with the […]

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Community Housing Resource Center Nominated for 2013 Virginia Housing Award

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Amanda Holcomb

Community Housing Resource Center Nominated for 2013 Virginia Housing Award We are beyond excited to share the following news! The Council of Community Services’ Community Housing Resource Center has been nominated for the 2013 Virginia Housing Awards. The awards won’t be announced until late November at the 2013 Governor’s Housing Conference, but we can honestly say […]

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Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Amanda Holcomb

The Council of Community Services is proud to be partnering with the City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority to conduct a survey of households in the Loudon-Melrose/Shenandoah West community. The survey is part of an effort to learn about the needs of residents in the identified neighborhoods. The results of the survey will be […]

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