In the News
The Family Violence Coordinating Council, a standing committee of the Council of Community Services, is pleased to announce they will be hosting Intimate Partner Violence 101 on Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30 AM-4:00PM. The cost to attend this training is $25.00, this includes a boxed lunch. The training will be held at the Roanoke Police [...]
Check out this read-worthy article in The Roanoke Times! Volunteer patches lives a bit at a time Brian Wilson’s been refurbishing old computers and giving them to kids, schools and nonprofit agencies for four years. So far hes refurbished over 100 computers! Way to go Brian! We’re feeling totally inspired! Are you? If so, we [...]
We are excited to announce that we will receive $5,000 in January 2013 from the Norfolk Southern Foundation. This money will provide funding for our continued efforts with the homeless system in the Roanoke Valley. Norfolk Southern Foundation received a record number of grants for 2013 funding, requesting over $15M. $2M funding dollars were available. [...]
Changes are happening at the Council of Community Services! As you may have heard, our President, Pam Kestner is leaving the Council of Community Services… but it’s only temporary. Pam has been selected by Governor McDonnell to fill a new position as the Homeless Outcomes Coordinator within the Office of the Secretary of Health & Human Services. [...]
Governor Robert “Bob” McDonnell has proclaimed May 11th as Early Childhood Professional’s Day in Virginia.
Nonprofit Resource Center Spring 2012 Courses Announced If you’re looking for skills in specific areas of nonprofit management, then explore what the NRC has to offer. Classes are open to everyone including nonprofit management, staff, directors, volunteers, and other interested individuals. Click here for full course list. Click here for registration!
Welcome to the Council of Community Services, a nonprofit planning organization serving communities throughout Southwest Virginia. Established in 1960, the Council is the only organization in Southwest Virginia that primarily focuses on planning for health and human services as well as linking people with community resources.
The Council provides planning to the community by:
- Identifying health & human service needs by convening and facilitating groups of interested professionals and citizens;
- Developing strategies to meet those needs either by creating new programs or services or encouraging groups to work together to solve community problems;
- Evaluating programs to ensure that services are having a positive impact on the community; and
- Coordinating services through community coalitions such as:
- Family Violence Coordinating Council
- Roanoke Regional Housing Network
- Senior Citizen Coordinating Council
The Council links people with community resources such as:
- Child care
- HIV & AIDS
- 2-1-1 – by dialing 2-1-1 callers receive information and referral to local health and human services
And lastly, the Council serves as a clearinghouse where organizations can access:
- Data on health and human services
- Technical assistance and training on nonprofit management
- Opportunities for networking