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.
October is Domestic Violence Month
In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we have several activities to engage our community as we promote happy, healthy & safe relationships. For more information or to register for one of these events, please contact our office at 276-988-5583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Saturday, October 13 in beautiful Burke’s Garden for our Second Annual Hope On Wheels bike ride! Outdoor Adventure Center will lead the ride, and has generously offered to rent bikes for $10.00. Please call Rick Barton at 276-971-3038 to reserve a bike. This event is great for kids, beginning & experienced bikers. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Mattie’s Place, and the ride begins at 11:00 a.m. Participants can choose to ride 6 or 12 miles. There is not a registration fee for this event; donations will be accepted to support our nature therapy program. The registration form is attached. Free t-shirts are available for the first 50 participants!
Show your support for survivors and for ending domestic violence by wearing purple on Thursday, October 18. Send your pics to email@example.com text to 276-971-6340. We will post them on our Facebook page. Please share this with your workplace, church, school, etc. & show us your purple!!!
Fifth Annual Halloween Hustle 5K
Our Fifth Annual Halloween Hustle 5K will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am in Tazewell, VA. This costume 5K is a run/walk event and includes a kids’ fun run, the Monster Mash Kids’ Dash. Prizes for best individual & group costumes will be awarded! Proceeds support our work to end sexual & domestic violence. Attached are registration forms for each event. Registration begins at 9:00 am at the Tazewell High School Football Field for the 5K; registration for the fun run begins at 9:30 am. The 5K will begin at 10:00 am, with the fun run immediately after. Can’t wait to see everyone in their costume!!! Check out our event page on Facebook (CVCA FCS Fifth Annual Halloween Hustle 5K for further details).
Our Fifth Annual Pajama Party is Thursday, October 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Join us for breakfast treats & learn more about our services at The Front Porch on Main! Please bring pajamas and/or personal hygiene items for the shelter. Pajamas and hygiene items are needed in all sizes for infants, teens and adults. Cash donations are also welcome. Pajama attire is encouraged, but not required. RSVP by Tuesday, October 23.
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.
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.