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

Posted on March 24, 2017 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 March 23, 2017 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 March 13, 2017 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 February 20, 2017 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 September 21, 2016 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 May 25, 2016 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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2016 Flat Pickin’ Fridays

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Amanda Holcomb

Join the Council of Community Services and Big Lick Entertainment as we kick off another incredible season of the Bank of Botetourt Flat Pickin’ Fridays series! Daleville Town Center is the place to be the second Friday of every month, May – September 2016! Great music, food trucks, beverages and fun for the entire family! […]

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Employee Spotlight: Carl Jones, Project Specialist, Drop In Center

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Amanda Holcomb

Meet Carl Jones, Project Specialist at The Drop in Center  CJ at work.          What is your position at the Council of Community Services? Project Specialist, which means I implement all assigned programs, from recruiting, flyering, and talking to the public. How long have you worked at CCS? 9 years! It will be 10 in June What is […]

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THANK YOU for Giving BIG!

Posted on March 23, 2016 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 March 4, 2016 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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