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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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Volunteer patches lives a bit at a time

Volunteer patches lives a bit at a time Brian Wilson’s been refurbishing old computers and giving them to kids, schools and nonprofit agencies for four years. So far hes refurbished over 100 computers! Way to go Brian! We’re feeling totally inspired! Are you? If so, we can help! HandsOn Blue…...

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Council to receive $5,000 from the Norfolk Southern Foundation

We are excited to announce that we will receive $5,000 in January 2013 from the Norfolk Southern Foundation. This money will provide funding for our continued efforts with the homeless system in the Roanoke Valley. Norfolk Southern Foundation received a record number of grants for 2013 funding, requesting over $15M.…...

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A new adventure for our President!

Changes are happening at the Council of Community Services! As you may have heard, our President, Pam Kestner is leaving the Council of Community Services… but it’s only temporary. Pam has been selected by Governor McDonnell to fill a new position as the Homeless Outcomes Coordinator within the Office of the Secretary…...

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May 11th is Early Childhood Professional’s Day in Virginia

Governor Robert “Bob” McDonnell has proclaimed May 11th as Early Childhood Professional’s Day in Virginia.  ...

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