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Thank you, Let’s Roam!

Reuniting and it feels so good! For the first time in forever – three years, we’re hosting an in-person staff Halloween Party! As you can tell from pictures, we take dressing up, food, and fun pretty seriously around here. To celebrate not being on Zoom and our in-person reunion, we’ve…...

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Invest in your community by supporting the Council of Community Services!

A new day of giving is happening in our community, GIVE Roanoke! Like a well-trusted friend, the Council of Community Services is here for those who need us the most. When our community received word that the previous give day was discontinued, our nonprofit partners turned to us. It was important…...

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Commemorating World AIDS Day and the Work of the Drop-In Center

By the year 2000, 36 million individuals had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and 22 million of these individuals had died. We knew at that time that access to HIV testing, education, and condoms were our main weapons in the fight against HIV. We knew then, as we know now, that…...

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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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