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
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.
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.
Good news for Blackjewel Miners in Tazewell County
Clinch Valley Community Acton, Inc. in Tazewell will be receiving a special appropriation of funding through Tazewell County Board of Supervisors to assist the laid off Blackjewel Miners. The special funding was made possible through action of the Board of Supervisors that in the event the County residents are victims of violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (“WARN”) and thereby lose their employment prior to the notice required by the Act, that the Board will fund, to the extent the Board finds funds available for such purpose, supplemental public benefits for such residents. Clinch Valley Community Action will have staff at the Appalachian One Stop Workforce Center 1928 Front Street, Richlands, VA starting Monday, August 12th, Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to take applications and gather information. All Blackjewel Miners must provide proof of being laid off from Blackjewel Mining during this period and proof of being a resident of Tazewell County. With this funding, we will be able to assist with utilities, clothing vouchers, and gas card. This is ONLY for the Blackjewel Miners affected with the resent lay off. You must complete paper work to receive assistance.
Secondly, Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. will be receiving a special grant through the Thompson Charitable Foundation to assist the Blackjewel Miners with a one-time stipend to be used as they deem fit. In order to be eligible for this you must be a Blackjewel Miner and laid off during the same time and proof of resident of Tazewell County. This will be first come first serve basis. Clinch Valley Community Action will have staff at the Appalachian One Stop Workforce Center 1928 Front Street, Richlands, VA. Starting Monday, August 12h,13th and 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to take applications and gather information.
This information be made available at Delegate Will Moorefield’s picnic for the Blackjewel Miners at Tazewell Lincolnshire Park Saturday, August 10th.
Clinch Valley Community Action Receives Award
For Immediate Release
October 23, 2019
Innovative Program Award for Tax Program
North Tazewell, VA—October 23, 2019—The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Clinch Valley Community Action recently received the Innovative Program award. This award was presented at the 2019 Common Cents Conference, held in Fairfax, VA, on September 17-18, 2019. The conference is designed to address unique financial issues and programs in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. This conference gives attendees an opportunity to learn about the financial problems facing residents and innovative program models to help residents achieve all their financial dreams. This conference is presented as a collaboration between the CASH Campaign of Maryland and the Virginia CASH Campaign. CASH is an acronym for Creating Assets Savings and Hope.
According to Carolyn Spohrer, Deputy Director for the Virginia CASH Campaign, “The Innovative Program award was presented to Clinch Valley Community Action for showing creativity and initiative in providing a program or service to a local community that helps build residents’ financial stability above and beyond the organization’s core services and programs. Clinch Valley has incorporated the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program into their other programs and has increased services every year. They collaborate with other community partners and continue to “tweak” the program to meet community needs.” She adds, “I was proud to award Clinch Valley Community Action the Innovative Program award and present the award to VITA Director, Rick Mallory, at the Common Cents Conference.
The VITA program at Clinch Valley Community Action was able to successfully complete and file 626 Federal tax returns for the 2019 tax filing season, resulting in $825,445 in total Federal refunds. All returns prepared through VITA are completed at no cost to the client.The program will continue to strive for excellence as the 2020 tax filing season approaches. CVCA will begin accepting appoints for tax preparation around the middle of January 2020.
For more information, press only:
276-988-5583, ext. 214
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. We are also celebrating 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 11 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 #TDVAM20
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. Contact our office to schedule today!
Each month, we ask folks to donate items for the shelter. February’s designated item are towels & washcloths. Donated items can be brought to our Main Office on Friday, February 28 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Thank you for your generosity & support!
Designer Purse Bingo
On Friday, February 21 we are hosting a Designer Purse Bingo at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. Doors open at 5:00 P.M. and games begin at 6:00 P.M. Packets are available in advance or at the door; please see the attached flyer for more details or check out our Facebook event page, CVCA FCS Designer Purse Bingo.
Head Start Accepting Bids
The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program is disposing of the following excess inventory:
- 1996 GMC/Cutaway Bus (mileage 120,486) – VIN 1GDHG31K1TF502447
- 1998GMC/Cutaway Bus (mileage 113,000) – VIN 1GDHG31R5W1063493
- 1989Chevy/G30 Bus (mileage 166,665) – VIN 2GBHG31K2K4150475
- 1999 GMC/Cutaway Bus (mileage 203,387) – VIN 1GDHG31RXX1032970
- 1989Chevy Bus (mileage 111,023) – VIN 2GBHG31K2K4150475
- 1994 GMC/3500 Vandara Bus (mileage 106,106) – VIN 1GDKH32K7R3500441
- 2000 Chevy/HC Bus (mileage 93,639) – VIN 1GBJG31R5Y1258121
- 2002Chevy Bus (mileage 131,020) – VIN 1GBJG31R021131381
- 1998 Ford/Pick Up (mileage 109,485) – VIN 1FTPF28WXWKC22785
Bids from parties interested in purchasing any or all vehicles will be accepted through Friday, February 28, 2020. Vehicles will be sold “as is” to the highest acceptable bidder. All buses are located at 5894 Lee Highway, Atkins, VA 24311. The pick-up is located at 1379 Tazewell Avenue, North Tazewell, VA 24630. For additional information or to schedule an appointment to view any or all vehicles, contact Robin Boyd at 276-988-5583 x249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program is accepting bids for the installation/retro-fit of camera systems to seven (7) buses. Each system should include one inside camera, one outside camera, and one DVR with removable hard drive. One additional DVR to allow for remote viewing should be included in bid price. For additional information, contact Robin Boyd at 276-988-5583 x249.
Federal funds will be used for this purchase; contractor must comply with Davis Bacon Act regulations. Insurance documentation must be provided. Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to bid. Please submit bids marked BUS CAMERASby COB, Friday, February 21, 2020to Robin Boyd, Head Start Director; Clinch Valley Community Action; PO Box 188; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or email@example.com. Review of bids will begin on February 24; all bids are subject to Board review. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program is accepting bids for the installation of approximately 3100 square feet of locking vinyl plank flooring at it Tazewell Head Start Center location. Installation must include new subflooring to cover existing tile. Contractor must provide all labor and all subflooring, flooring, molding, and other materials required to complete installation. For additional information or to arrange a site visit, contact Robin Boyd at 276-988-5583 x249.
Federal funds will be used for this purchase; contractor must comply with Davis Bacon Act regulations. Insurance documentation must be provided. Minority and female owned businesses are encouraged to bid. Please submit bids marked TAZEWELL FLOORby COB, Monday, February 24, 2020to Robin Boyd, Head Start Director; Clinch Valley Community Action; PO Box 188; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of bids will begin on February 25; all bids are subject to Board review. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
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.
Rick Mallory, CVCA, Carolyn Spohrer, VA CASH Campaign