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.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Turn It Teal
Tuesday, April 3 is Turn It Teal. This year, we are selling T-shirts to encourage folks to wear teal and show their support of survivors & their commitment to ending sexual violence. T-shirts are $10 and are available in Adult sizes Small, Medium, Large & 1X, 2X, 3X. All shirts must be prepaid & ordered by Friday, March 16. A picture of the logo is attached to this email. Our staff will deliver the t-shirts between March 29 and April 2. Please let us know if you are interested in placing an order!
COMMUNITY CON 2018 – Every Day Heroes
A new event this year is our comic con!!! Our convention will be held on Saturday April 7,, 2018 from 12-6pm at the Russell County Government Center in Lebanon, VA. Join us as we celebrate our community heroes – law enforcement & emergency responders – and the world of comic books, anime, science fiction and pop culture!!! A vendor form is attached to this email if you would like to set up a space to sell items or have an informational booth for your non-profit. We plan to have panels, vendors, gaming, food & lots of fun. We are also honoring our Russell County law enforcement and emergency responders at this event. For more information, please contact Rhyli Drake at 276-889-8206 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cosplay is encouraged!!!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
Over the past three years, this event has raised over $34,000 for domestic violence & sexual assault services in Tazewell County & Russell County. The Fourth Annual event in Tazewell will be held on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 P.M. at the THS Track. In Lebanon, the Second Annual Walk will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 4:00 P.M. at the Park beside the Lebanon Police Department. This event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness. While wearing women’s shoes as they walk their mile, family & friends will cheer them on and support their efforts!!!
Each man is asked to raise $100 to support our work to eliminate sexual & domestic violence. Our goal for 2018 is 100 men and $10,000!!! If you would like to raise more than $100, please do soJ Have some fun with it…some guys choose to raise the funds by promising to wear a tutu, or a dress, or a wig. It’s all in good fun…the purpose is to raise awareness of these issues and our services!!! If you do decide to dress up, please refrain from any vulgar or provocative behavior during the Walk. This is a family-friendly event, and we want everyone to feel welcome and respectedJ
You want me to wear High Heels???
The signature logo for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is red high heels. Ideally, each man who participates would wear these shoes while walking during the event. However, we know that some guys have health issues/concerns and are physically unable to wear the shoes. Others may not feel comfortable in the heels, but really want to participate. The heels are OPTIONAL. They certainly make the event fun to watch, but we want you to have a good time and to be healthy the next day! Wear them for a lap and then switch to your comfy shoes. Get your friends together and dress like Super Heroes or wear your favorite sports team gear. Our goal is to have you to Walk, showing your commitment to eliminating violence and to creating happy, healthy and safe relationships!
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.