Working with Our Youngest to Get Them a Head Start

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Serving our Youth with Inspirational Programs

Enabling our Elderly to Serve our Community

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.

Virginia First Lady, Pamela Northam, visits CVCA Head Start on the 2021 Back to School Tour

On August 19, First Lady, Pam Northam, visited Tazewell County at Clinch Valley Community Action’s (CVCA) Richlands Head Start program. The First Lady spoke at length with Doug Sheets, Executive Director of CVCA, and Robin Boyd, CVCA Head Start/Early Head Start Director, as well as spending time with the children.

Left to right:  Clinch Valley Community Action’s (CVCA) Head Start/Early Head Start Director, Robin Boyd, Executive Director of CVCA, Doug Sheets, and Virginia First Lady, Pamela Northam, at the Richlands Head Start Center.

CVCA Events and Happenings

Equipment installation of playground equipment, Richlands Head Start

The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program is currently accepting requests for proposal for the installation of multiple pieces of equipment on playgrounds located at Richlands Head Start Center, Tazewell Head Start Center, and Camp Joy Head Start Center.  Equipment pieces will be provided; contractor will be responsible for installation of all equipment per provided installation instructions, clean-up of installation area, and removal of any debris.  A copy of installation instructions for equipment is available upon request.  For additional information or to arrange a site visit, contact Robin Boyd at 276-988-5583 x249.

Federal funds will be used for this project and it is subject to Davis Bacon Act regulations.  Insurance and contractor documentation must be provided.  Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to bid.  Please submit bids marked HEAD START PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT by 12:00 PM, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 to Robin Boyd, Head Start Director; Clinch Valley Community Action; PO Box 188; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or rboyd@clinchvalleycaa.org.  Review of requests for proposal will begin on September 22. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all RFPs.

Family Crisis Services accepting volunteers - training schedule

We are looking for energetic, dependable and self-motivated individuals to serve as Volunteer Advocates!  Advocates provide support, access resources, and offer encouragement to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. These tasks require empathy, confidentiality, and emotional maturity.  Volunteers should also be able to handle crisis situations, display a responsible work ethic and work well in a trauma-informed, healing-centered & survivor-focused environment.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

ü  Shelter coverage

ü  Respond to hotline calls

ü  Provide child care in the shelter

ü  Emergency services – transportation, legal advocates, hospital/law enforcement companions

ü  Office support

ü  Assist with public awareness events & fundraisers

Volunteer Training will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021.  Training will be held on Mondays and Thursdays each week for five (5) weeks from 5-10pm.  Dinner will be provided, and space is limited. To register or for more information, please contact our office at (276) 988-5583, ext. 301.

CVCA soliciting General Contractors for home repairs in Tazewell and Russell counties

Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. is soliciting experienced General Contractors for home repairs on single housing units in Tazewell and Russell County.  Contractors must have a valid Virginia Contractor’s License, proof of General Liability Insurance.  Worker’s Compensation, and successfully complete a Contractor’s Qualification Application which can be acquired by Contacting Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc.  Local contractors will be utilized whenever possible.  Contract will be awarded based on qualifications, availability price, references, and understanding of the scope of work.  For more information contact:

Sandra Corell Housing Director

1379 Tazewell Avenue

PO Box 188

N Tazewell VA 24630

276-988-5583 ext. 347

Deadline: Friday, August 13, 2021

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Check out The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides decent, affordable housing to very low- to low-income individuals and families, including people with disabilities and senior citizens.

Vouchers are distributed through Virginia Housing. in partnership with local housing agency partners. Vouchers allow qualifying prospective tenants to select from a wider range of housing options, as opposed to being limited to designated housing projects. The tenant pays the landlord a percentage of their monthly income towards the rent, with the voucher subsidizing the remainder.

What families are eligible?
Prospective tenants often represent the diversity of your local community. They may be individuals, families and people with disabilities or senior citizens. They tend to be very highly-motivated renters who pay rent in a timely manner and maintain the property.

Eviction Protection

Below is a link from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eviction protection declaration.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  The temporary halt in residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 order can be found here.

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance/renter-protections/cdc-eviction-protections/

Click on the Rental Prevention link under our Programs menu for further info on this subject.  Please review this information and if you require assistance please fill out the Contact Rental Prevention section at the bottom of the web page and submit or call CVCA at 276-988-5583 and ask for someone from Rental Prevention.

Drug and Alcohol Screening Services

CVCA has trained staff that can provide Pre-employment, Random, Post-Accident, and Reasonable Cause screenings at your business or at our office.

New Drug Screening Brochure

 

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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CVCA Employment
CVCA Head Start/Early Head Start announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

August 25, 2020

Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start/Early Head Start announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each CACFP facility without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Children in households that receive TANF, SNAP, FDPIR, and/or children wo are Head Start participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.  Additionally a foster child is automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. 

CACFP Letter 2020

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program - Volunteers Needed!


Volunteers are needed to provide VITA services!
Call 276-988-5583, ext. 214

Clinch Valley Community Action participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), which is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. All volunteers are IRS certified. If you live in Tazewell County or any of the surrounding communities, you may qualify for this free service. We will electronically file your Federal tax return for you. For Tazewell County residents, we will file your state return through the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue. All other state returns will be electronically filed, when possible. We also offer preparation for other states, as well.

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Project Discovery Applications

Applications are being taken for Project Discovery.  Access the application by clicking here.

Board of Supervisors provides CARES ACT Covid-19 Job Loss Assistance

Press Release
For Immediate Release:

Tazewell County Board of Supervisors has generously provided CARES ACT funding to Clinch Valley Community Action to assist the residents of Tazewell County who have experienced or are currently experiencing job loss due to COVID-19.  The funding can assist with electric, phone or internet.

Requirements to be eligible are as follows:

  1. Tazewell County resident must have experienced a period of 30 days or more of unemployment between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. (May be eligible even if have returned to work).
  2. Resident must provide proof on unemployment, photo ID and utility bill.
  3. Cannot pay electric bills to Town of Richlands.

For additional information and/or application please contact 276-988-5583 Ext 346 or 216.

Review of bids will begin on May 11; all bids are subject to Board review.  Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

Single Family Housing Repair Loan & Grant Pilot

What does this program do?

Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to verylowincome homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly verylowincome homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

For Additional Questions or an Application, Contact Sandra Corell at 276-988-5583, ext 348 or email at scorell@clinchvalleycaa.org

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