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211 Virginia Celebrates 15 Years of Service to Virginians

MEDIA RELEASE Anne Marie Green, President, Council of Community Services, Roanoke, VA (540) 339-9159 (office); (540) 204-0218 (cell) annemarieg@councilofcommunityservices.org For Immediate Release 211 Virginia Celebrates 15 Years of Service to Virginians 24-Hour Referral Service Supports Communities during COVID-19 and Other Disasters ROANOKE, VA (February 11, 2021) – Today marks the…...

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Employee Spotlight: 5 Questions with Ann Sprouse

After 21 years of dedicated service, Ann Sprouse, Prevention Services Coordinator, Drop-In Center North retired on December 31, 2020, from the Council of Community Services. Ann started with us in 1999 and advanced her career as the Council continued to grow in various departments and programming. Before her departure, we…...

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13th Annual A Walk in Their Shoes #DVAMRoanoke

The 13th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event, “A Walk in Their Shoes” is VIRTUAL this year! The Roanoke Valley Violence Prevention Council, a standing committee of the Council of Community Services, hosts its 13th annual domestic violence awareness event, “A Walk in Their Shoes.” This year’s event will be virtual…...

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HandsOn Blue Ridge Establishing Drop-off Site for DIY Cloth Masks and Distribution Process for Organizations in Need

ROANOKE, VA – (April 23, 2020) – Beginning April 24, a special donation center will be established to receive donations of cloth masks from community members, local businesses, and philanthropic groups. To ensure the safety of those donating supplies, HandsOn Blue Ridge, a program of the Council of Community Services…...

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2-1-1 VIRGINIA Celebrates 14 Years of Service to Virginians!

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Anne Marie Green, President (540) 339-9159 annemarieg@councilofcommunityservices.org For Immediate Release ROANOKE, VA (February 11, 2020) – Today marks the 14th anniversary of 2-1-1 VIRGINIA, a free, 24-hour information and referral service of Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), provided in partnership with the Council of Community Services.…...

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Council of Community Services’ Announces Opening of Drop-In Center North Location

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Pam Meador (540) 982-2437, ext. 101 (540) 815-4665 pamm@councilofcommunityservices.org For Immediate Release Council of Community Services’ Announces Opening of Drop-In Center North Location ROANOKE, VA (December 30, 2019) – The Council of Community Services Drop-In Center is opening a second location at 2328 Williamson Road.  The new…...

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ICYMI: 12th Annual A Walk in Their Shoes, Domestic Violence Awareness Event

ICYMI: A few Friday’s ago, our Roanoke Valley Violence Prevention Council hosted its 12th Annual domestic violence awareness event, “A Walk in Their Shoes” at Holton Plaza, Roanoke, VA. Highlights of the event: RVVPC Chair, Chelsea Taylor announced the Family Violence Coordinating Council’s new name: Roanoke Valley Violence Prevention Council…...

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2-1-1 VIRGINIA Receives AIRS Accreditation

Congratulations, 2-1-1 VIRGINIA!  2-1-1 VIRGINIA, a program of the Council of Community Services, has completed the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Accreditation process. We are now among a select group of organizations that have been accredited by AIRS. The AIRS Accreditation process recognizes our information and referral program…...

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CCS Leadership Announcement: Daniel W. Merenda to retire as President of Council of Community Services; Anne Marie Green named as successor

DANIEL W. MERENDA TO RETIRE AS PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES; ANNE MARIE GREEN NAMED AS SUCCESSOR ROANOKE, June 10, 2019 – Council of Community Services has announced that Daniel W. Merenda will retire as President and that the Board of Directors has appointed Anne Marie Green to succeed…...

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Festival Season! 7 Ways to Support the Council of Community Services

It’s #FestivalSzn and we are once again partnering with Big Lick Entertainment to bring our community premium entertainment events! Join us May – October for Flat Pickin’ Fridays, Big Lick Burger Fest & Summer Jam, and BOCO BBQ and Country Fest. We’ll kick-off our Fifth Annual Bank of Botetourt Summer…...

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