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Emergency Department Visits for Unintentional Drug and Heroin Overdoses among Virginia Residents, January 2015 – August 2016

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…...

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Homelessness in the Roanoke Region is on a Decline for the Fourth Consecutive Year

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.…...

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

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…...

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THANK YOU for Giving BIG!

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…...

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2-1-1 VIRGINIA information and referral hotline marks 10-year anniversary

Noell Saunders, nsaunders@wdbj7@.com ROANOKE Va. – It’s the 10th anniversary of 211 Virginia, a referral hotline that can help people with all types of needs. 211 Virginia is a phone number that connects people to information on available community services throughout the Commonwealth. For the past 10 years, the 24/7…...

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Getting to Zero! Roanoke Valley Reaches Goal to End Veteran Homelessness

It all started with a challenge. Mayors David Bower of Roanoke and Randy Foley of Salem took on the first lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Since October 2014, the Council of Community Services and its partners in the initiative – City of Roanoke, Trust House, Salem…...

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The Profit in Nonprofits

The profit in nonprofits Roanoke Business November 2015 Dan Merenda (President) and the Council of Community Services were featured in the latest publication of Roanoke Business. The article, The profit in nonprofits highlights the contribution that local nonprofits make to the economy and the region. Click here to access the…...

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

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…...

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Drop-In Center featured in Our Health Magazine

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…...

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Community Housing Resource Center Awarded Certification for Rapid Re-Housing

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…...

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