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The Results Are In! 16.5% Decrease in Homelessness in the Roanoke Region

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.…...

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2013 Governor’s Housing Conference & Virginia Housing Awards

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…...

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The Council of Community Services and partners pledge to house 28 homeless families in 100 days

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…...

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The Council of Community Services Celebrates 53 Years!

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.…...

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Community Housing Resource Center Nominated for 2013 Virginia Housing Award

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…...

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Community Housing Resource Center & 4 other programs receive grant money to fight homelessness in Roanoke

5 programs get grant money to fight homelessness in Roanoke By Katie Love, Reporter Five programs are getting extra money to help lower the number of homeless people in our area. The Department of Housing and Community Development awarded the city of Roanoke with a ‘Homeless Solutions Grant.’ The goal…...

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Council of Community Services Announces Continuation of Leadership with Dan Merenda

For Immediate Release Contact: Linda Arrington, 540.985.0131, ext. 104, lindaa@councilofcommunityservices.org Council of Community Services Announces Continuation of Leadership with Dan Merenda Former President, Pam Kestner, not to return to the Council Roanoke, VA (June 18, 2013) –  Council of Community Services’ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dan…...

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Council of Community Services Receives $15,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation

For more information contact: Alison Jorgensen Council of Community Services (540) 985-0131 x. 502   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES RECEIVES $15,000 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION Roanoke, VA, July 3, 2013 – Council of Community Services received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm…...

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Connecting Homeless to Housing

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the Roanoke Times Four individuals and one family are now appropriately housed and out of a shelter thanks to a concentrated effort by the Salvation Army, Rebuilding Together Roanoke, and the Community Housing Resource Center of Council of Community Services. Working collaboratively, they have filled two…...

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Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds, Healthy Homes: An Elder Abuse Awareness Event

On Friday, May 24, 2013, the Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC) in collaboration with Friendship Retirement Community sponsored “Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds, Healthy Homes”. This public awareness event focused on elder abuse prevention in the Roanoke Valley. The event was in partnership with several City of Roanoke agencies and the…...

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