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Join the Council of Community Services and Big Lick Entertainment as we kick off another incredible season of the Bank of Botetourt Flat Pickin’ Fridays series! Daleville Town Center is the place to be the second Friday of every month, May – September 2016! Great music, food trucks, beverages and fun for the entire family! […]
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 10 in June What is […]
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 only achieve its goals with […]
Roanoke Valley Gives Day is almost here and the Council of Community Services has BIG goals this year. They are so big, we can’t do it alone! Our success relies on YOU! On March 16, visit Roanoke Valley Gives and click if you care to donate to the Council of Community Services! Thank you!
Roanoke Valley Gives Day is almost here and the Council of Community Services has BIG goals to improve the quality of life in our communities this year. They are big, we can’t do it alone! Our success depends on YOU! To find out how, click here.
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 free service has been a […]
On March 16, 2016, our community will come together for Roanoke Valley Gives, and we need YOU to join us. It’s 24 hours of unprecedented giving—and it’s your chance to make a real difference, right here in our community. By contributing through Roanoke Valley Gives, you will help support the Council of Community Services and […]
Welcome to the Council of Community Services, a nonprofit planning organization serving communities throughout Southwest Virginia. Established in 1960, the Council is the only organization in Southwest Virginia that primarily focuses on planning for health and human services as well as linking people with community resources. The Council provides planning and programs, utilizing a framework of four expertise areas- 1) Community Engagement; 2) Homelessness; 3) HIV/AIDS; 4) Information and Referral.
The Council provides planning to the community by:
- Identifying health & human service needs by convening and facilitating groups of interested professionals and citizens;
- Developing strategies to meet those needs either by creating new programs or services or encouraging groups to work together to solve community problems;
- Evaluating programs to ensure that services are having a positive impact on the community; and
- Coordinating services through community coalitions such as:
- Family Violence Coordinating Council
- Roanoke Regional Housing Network
The Council links people with community resources such as:
- Child care
- HIV & AIDS
- 2-1-1 – by dialing 2-1-1 callers receive information and referral to local health and human services
And lastly, the Council serves as a clearinghouse where organizations can access:
- Data on health and human services
- Technical assistance and training on nonprofit management
- Opportunities for networking