Clinch Valley Community Action has been located in Tazewell County since 1965. But our programs and services have extended even beyond those borders as we continue our legacy of helping people help themselves. Our dedicated employees work diligently to ensure not only that CVCA’s services are delivered, but that our community is a better place to live. Explore our website to see what is available, but more importantly, call or visit with our people so we can help you succeed in your future.
CVCA Events and Happenings
Project Discovery Applications
Applications are being taken for Project Discovery. Access the application by going to www.projectdiscovery.org
Accepting New Senior Companions
“I am needed and I help my clients stay independent in their home…where they want to stay” — This is often said by volunteer companions with the Senior Companion Program.
Soar Virginia Scholarship Program
Virginia529 College Savings Plan (Virginia529) has expanded its scholarship program for high school students in a new partnership with Project Discovery of Virginia, Inc. (Project Discovery). The expansion adds 10 districts to the 38 currently participating.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. – Family Crisis Services has several activities planned in recognition of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and in celebration of happy, healthy and safe relationships. For more information, please contact our office at 276-988-5583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wear Orange for Love
Show your support for healthy relationships on Tuesday, February 13 by wearing orange. Take a selfie or a group pic & share it with us! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or text it to 276-971-6340. We would love to post lots of orange pics & share our commitment to ending teen dating violence. #orange4love
What’s Your Love Story???
In recognition of February as a time to celebrate happy, healthy and safe relationships, we are asking you to share your love story!!! We want to hear how you met, how you fell in love and how you’ve made your relationship work. We would also like for you to share a picture with us. We will post one love story daily on Facebook. Please submit all stories and pictures to email@example.com. #whatsyourlovestory
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Check out our Facebook page for daily posts on warning signs, resources, & information on healthy relationships. We are available for presentations or to set up displays for your office, civic group or church. We can even chalk healthy relationship messages on the sidewalk in front of your workplace as part of our #chalkaboutlove campaign!
Each month, we ask folks to donate items for the shelter. January is laundry detergent & February is toilet paper. We are still accepting items for January, & we encourage you to donate for February as wellJ If you donate laundry detergent, please make sure that it is pods…they are super easy to distribute among our families. Thank you for your generosity & support!
Energetic, dependable and self-motivated individuals are needed to work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Victim Advocates provide crisis intervention services through a 24-hour hotline, office support, court advocacy, medical and legal accompaniment, as well as educational programming. Volunteers may also work in the Shelter, providing evening & weekend coverage, services to children and child care. Individuals should respect confidentiality, display a responsible work ethic & understand trauma-informed advocacy.
The 40 hour training session begins on Monday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact our office at 276-988-5583.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
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Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. will be providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for low to moderate income families and individuals through April 15, 2016. IRS Certified VITA volunteers will be preparing free 2015 Federal and State tax returns for eligible families and individuals with incomes averaging $54,000 or less. The returns are prepared using Internal Revenue Service approved online tax preparation software and are also E-Filed free of charge.
CVCA is currently taking appointments for tax return preparation. Returns are prepared four days a week with evening hours available on Tuesdays and morning appointments every other Saturday at the CVCA office. Appointments are required for the service due to the heavy volume of returns processed each year.
Call CVCA at 276-988-5583 with any questions about VITA, EITC and CTC and to make a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance appointment.
Free Reflective Address Sign Available From TRIAD
Tazewell County emergency responders may soon find it easier and quicker to locate hard-to-find, hidden or poorly lighted driveways for households with disabled and at-risk senior citizens. The Tazewell County TRIAD is taking applications for reflective address signs that will be provided and installed free of charge for 250 eligible households. Many Tazewell County households do not have easy and well identified access to driveways and many do not have any type of addressing visible on the home. This makes it very difficult for emergency responders to locate many households in an emergency when seconds count! The funding for these signs was secured through grant funding from Virginia TRIAD and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General.
Tazewell County TRIAD is a cooperative effort of law enforcement agencies (police/fire/sheriff), senior citizens, and senior organizations, focused on reducing crimes against our most vulnerable citizens: our seniors. Tazewell County Sheriff’s Deputy, Patricia Belcher, currently serves as Chairperson of Tazewell County TRIAD. Deputy Belcher has worked tirelessly to invite and secure additional Tazewell County organizations and law enforcement representation for TRIAD and has also been successful in helping TRIAD better serve Tazewell County senior citizens. Examples of TRIAD programs for Tazewell County seniors include sponsorship of the annual TRIAD Senior Safety Day in October and the reflective address road sign project.
Applications for the road signs will be available at Clinch Valley Community Action, across from the N. Tazewell Post Office, online at www.clinchvalleycaa.org and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications can be dropped off at Clinch Valley Community Action or mailed to CVCA, P.O. Box 188, N. Tazewell, VA, 24630-0188. Approve applicants will be notified following an eligibility review. TRIAD will be working with area first responders, scout troops, church groups, and other area organizations to install the signs at eligible addresses. Anyone with questions about the reflective address signs or Tazewell County TRIAD can contact Susan White at 276-988-5583 or Patricia Belcher at 276-988-5966.
Housing Choice Voucher
Housing Choice Voucher
Waiting List to Open Online
To get on the waiting list for a voucher, visit: vhda.apply4housing.com
You must apply on this date:
Friday, December 8, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Family Crisis Services Needs Volunteers
Family Crisis Services, a joint domestic violence and sexual assault program of Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc., seeks energetic, dependable and self-motivated individuals to work as Volunteer Advocates. Volunteers are needed to provide shelter coverage, to answer the hotline, to provide child care and emergency transportation, to provide office support, to assist with public awareness and fundraisers, and to serve as court advocates.
Volunteer Advocates provide companionship, a friendly face, and a listening ear to victims and their families. This job requires a great deal of tact, empathy, understanding and emotional maturity. Volunteers should also respect confidentiality, display a responsible work ethic and work well with people.
For more information, please call Jennifer Bourne at (276) 988-5583.