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10th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event, “A Walk in Their Shoes”

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Amanda Holcomb (540) 985-0131, ext. 503 amandah@councilofcommunityservices.org For Immediate Release The Family Violence Coordinating Council to Host 10th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event, “A Walk in Their Shoes” ROANOKE, VA (October 2, 2017) – The Family Violence Coordinating (FVCC), a standing committee of the Council of Community…...

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Blue Ridge CoC Symposium Sponsor Spotlight: VHDA

As we all know, Virginia’s housing needs are significant, especially for supportive and affordable housing. However, through careful planning, strong partnerships, and perseverance, the Virginia Housing Development Authority is making positive impacts for Virginia’s most vulnerable population — those experiencing homelessness. The Commonwealth is a leader in addressing homelessness, anchored…...

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Blue Ridge Homeless Reports Featured in National Publication

The Blue Ridge Continuum of Care, the local planning body responsible for coordinating the full range of homeless services in Roanoke, Salem, and Covington, was featured in The National Homeless Information Project’s newsletter. The NHIP is a grassroots effort to increase sharing and understanding of homeless services data in order…...

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Summer Resources with 2-1-1 VIRGINIA

Schools are out and summer is in session. 2-1-1 VIRGINIA is here year-round to connect you with FREE information on available community services. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with FREE information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation…...

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

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…...

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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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