The Council of Community Services

Mission

The Council of Community Services provides leadership for organizations and individuals in the areas of planning, information, and referral services to improve the quality of life in our communities.

History

The Council of Community Services was established in 1960 as a result and the efforts of over 70 community organizations who saw a need for comprehensive planning in the Roanoke Valley.

The Council of Community Services was established to promote the welfare of the Roanoke Valley community through the provision of a forum for the expression and the study of community needs; the survey and evaluation of resources available; the improvement of existing resources; and the establishment of new resources.

Vision

The Council of Community Services envisions a community in which organizations work collaboratively to increase social assets, expand access to resources, reduce redundancy and focus on human potential as the keys to economic development and individual well being. Through its mission to improve the quality of life for all, the Council serves as a central resource linking community, organizations and individuals by identifying needs through research, planning solutions, accessing services and evaluating results.

Values

The Council of Community Services is committed to leadership that broadens social access to essential services for organizations and individuals in ways that are nonjudgmental, neutral, diverse and inclusive.

As a dynamic organization, the Council maximizes its impact through collaborative relationships, accountability and efficient allocation of its resources.

The Council operates with integrity in all of its relationships and models the high standards that it seeks to support in the community. These include basing decisions upon timely and accurate information, developing staff, recognizing achievements and communicating openly.