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Rumor has it!

On my desk was a printed and highlighted copy of The Roanoke Times article, “Looking Back: News items from The Roanoke Times & World-News from 25, 50 and 100 years ago” and sure enough we were featured in the 50 year flashback! On August 13, 1968: “Plans were announced Monday…...

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Condoms are not meant to be reused and we have them for FREE!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tweeted on its sexually transmitted disease account (@CDC STD) that condoms are for single use. Our local news station, WSLS 10 shared the The Associated Press report. While at first the thought of reusing a condom seems laughable, it’s actually frightening. The misinformation,…...

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Roanoke represented at the 2018 Housing Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Conference in Richmond, VA

Roanoke’s Carol Tuning (City of Roanoke, Blue Ridge Continuum of Care), Lee Clark (The Rescue Mission of Roanoke), and Matt Crookshank (Council of Community Services’ Community Housing Resource Center) presented on “Finding Common Ground to Expand HMIS Coverage”. The panel of Roanoke’s finest, along with Marsha Germek (The Samaritan Group,…...

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Virginia’s first needle exchange could open this year, as localities seek support for the programs

Our program, The Drop-In Center is leading this effort in the Roanoke Valley! The needle exchange program will not only benefit and empower intravenous drug users but also work to protect our community from the spread of infectious diseases – in particular, Hepatitis C. Roanoke Times, April 25, 2018 By Amy Friedenberger…...

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Together, we did!

THANK YOU for your generous donation through the Roanoke Valley Gives Campaign! YOU helped us raise over $3,500 in 24-hours! A goal that we didn’t meet last year, but we believed that with a little more effort and your support we could this year. And guess what? TOGETHER, WE DID!  We set…...

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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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