Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Project Discovery

    Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.
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  • RSVP

    The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation, has matched local problems with older adults aged 55+ who are willing to help since 1972 in Tazewell County.
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  • Camp Joy

    Clinch Valley Community Action is proud to announce that Camp Joy will be open for the seventh consecutive year of children’s summer camp and expects to serve around 130+ children.
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  • Senior Companion

    Daily tasks such as companionship-talking and listening, transportation, peer counseling, grocery shopping, meal preparation and light housekeeping.
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  • Weatherization

    The Weatherization Assistance program provides funds to reduce the heating and cooling costs for low-income families, and to ensure their health and safety.
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Welcome to CVCA

Welcome to the Clinch Valley Community Action website. This site is designed to describe our agency and all of the programs available for those eligible to participate.  This site also gives us the opportunity to pay special tribute to those who work tirelessly to ensure that not only CVCA’s services are delivered, but that our community is a better place to live.

Project Discovery Community Service

Imagine you are lost, hungry, dirty, and know you are unwanted.  What would you do?

Well, that is the case for many dogs in our area (and cats).  People have abandon them because they did not want them, could not afford them, or other reasons.  Many of these abandon dogs are taken to the shelter, which causes overcrowding at the shelter and animals do get sick.  The shelter has to take steps to reduce the sickness and control the space.

Project Discovery students are coming to their aid.  In conjunction with the Tazewell ARC.  Students will be collecting loose change from family, friends, teachers and the community.  We call it CHANGE TO SAVE .  The Tazewell ARC (Animal Rescue Coalition) is a non-profit organization working with local law enforcement and the animal shelter to decrease the population of homeless dogs and cats in Tazewell County.  The Tazewell ARC is not a shelter.  They work with volunteers who will foster dogs and cats until they are adopted by families.  The organization also transports the dogs and cats to the family either in in-state or out of state.  We will be doing a collection for Tazewell ARC to help pay for transportation cost, food and supplies.

Like most things, it takes money to save these animals.  Student s will be collecting change staring February 3rd through February 17th.  If you would like to help or want more information, please let us know.  Our number is 276-988-5583 and email at rhonaker@clinchvalleycaa.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.


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Kids Place Program

Applications are being taken for the Kids Place Program for  the Tazewell and Dudley Centers. Applications can be picked up at CVCA or on the web site, http://www.clinchvalleycaa.org/images/pdf/KP%20Enrollment%20Application.pdf.

Head Start Happenings

The Early Head Start children enjoy weekly visits from Lisa Tyson, children’s librarian at the Tazewell Branch. All children in Head Start and Early Head Start centers are either visited by or visit their local libraries once a week. CVCA Head Start/Early Head Start supports the 20 minutes Reading to Your Child each day.

 

The children in Windy Stout’s and Amanda Dowell’s classroom at the Tazewell Center celebrated this cold and snowy winter with a Winter Party on February 24, 2014. They worked hard for several weeks creating the party’s setting. Using 256 gallon size milk jugs, they constructed an igloo large enough for several children to be in at once. They made snow cream using the ice cream ball and their own energy, and made hot chocolate to keep warm. The class has learned much about igloos, Eskimos, The Artic, and life in the frozen tundra over the last few weeks and enjoyed a party to celebrate this snowy weather.

Project Discovery

Applications are being taken for Project Discovery.  Access the application by going to www.projectdiscovery.org

 

Upcoming Events

  • CVCA Board of Directors Meeting Thu. 24 Apr, 2014 (12:00 pm) Admin Clinch Valley Community Action Board of Directors will meet Thursday, April 24, 2014 at noon. The meeting will be held in the Chris Thompson conference room located at Clinch Valley Community Action’s main office at North Tazewell, VA. Please mark your calendars for the 24th of April. Hope to see you there. David T. Larimer, II, Chairperson

Accepting 2014 Camp Joy Applications

Applications for children ages 6-15 to attend Camp Joy Summer Camp are now being accepted at Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc.  Four weeks of camp are on board for 2014.  Overnight Camp for children ages 7-12 will be held the weeks of July 6– 10 and July 13-17.  Day Camp will be held for ages 6-12 on July 21-25.  The week of the Senior Overnight Camp for ages 12-15 will be held on July 27 – August 1.  Camp activities include a variety of group and sporting activities along with weekly camp dances and talent shows, Karate classes, off campus movies, sports and much more. 

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Day Camp Application

Overnight Enrollment Application

Send a Child to Camp

SATIRA has supported Camp Joy in Tazewell County for over 5 years and continues to invest in the lives of the students who attend each year. Please help us make a difference for these precious children by supporting our fundraiser to ensure that any child who wants to attend may do so. We will do what it takes because these children matter! Help change a life today!

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Head Start Pre-School Application

Tazewell County Pre-School Partnership Application for the 2014-2015 program year.

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VITA Program

CVCA Volunteers to Provide Free Tax Preparation  

BB&T Bank Bus Helps VITA Clients In Bluefield, VA.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. is taking appointments to provide FREE Federal and State tax return preparation for eligible households with $52,000 or less income in 2013.  All VITA returns are prepared free of charge including Electronic Filing.

VITA volunteers are certified to prepare basic returns that do not include rental income, farm income, self-employment loss, employee business expense, the loss or gain from the sale of most stocks or bonds, real estate including sale of inherited property and other VITA restricted circumstances.   

Returns are prepared by appointment only due to the high demand.  Appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and every other Saturday.  Evening appointments are available on Tuesdays.  Call 276-988-5583 for additional information or to make an appointment.

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