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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.

CVCA Events and Happenings

October is Domestic Violence Month

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we have planned several activities to promote happy, healthy & safe relationships.  For more information or to register for one of these events, please call our office at 276-988-5583 or send an email to jbourne@clinchvalleycaa.org. 

Paint It Purple

Tuesday, October 8 is Paint It Purple. This year, we are selling T-shirts to encourage folks to wear purple and show their support of survivors & their commitment to ending intimate partner violence.  T-shirts are $10 and are available in Adult sizes Small, Medium, Large & 1X. Sizes 2X and 3X are available for $12. All shirts must be prepaid & ordered by Thursday, September 19.  A picture of the logo is attached to this email – check out the front & the backJ  Our staff will deliver the t-shirts between October 4-7.  Please let us know if you are interested in placing an order!

 

Hope On Wheels

Join us on Saturday, October 12 in beautiful Burke’s Garden for our Third Annual Hope On Wheels bike ride! 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. Mattie’s Place is offering a lunch plate special for $12 and also has bike rentals for $10.

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.  Free t-shirts are available for the first 50 participants registered! Use the link to register: https://form.jotform.com/82604903406150?fbclid=IwAR39ns5KxGYNn4kw0tPUkE2q1nX2WTvkS2CFiyWjVjyBfVO7Hwp1PSIStbA

Sixth Annual Halloween Hustle 5K

Our Sixth Annual Halloween Hustle 5K will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 9am in Tazewell, VA. This costume 5K is a run/walk event. Prizes for best individual & group costumes will be awarded! Proceeds support our work to end sexual & intimate partner violence. Attached is a registration form.  Registration begins at 8:30am at the Tazewell High School Football Field for the 5K; the race will begin at 9:00am.  Can’t wait to see everyone in their costume!!! Check out our event page on Facebook (CVCA FCS Sixth Annual Halloween Hustle 5K for further details).

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Presentations

If you would like to schedule someone from CVCA-FCS to provide a presentation at your workplace, church or civic group during October, please contact Jennifer Bourne at 276-988-5583. Presentations can include information about intimate partner violence, our services and how you can get involved with our work.

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.

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.

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Headstart Accepting Bids

The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program is accepting bids the replacement of approximately 182 linear feet of underpinning, replacement of six windows, replacement of decking on two porches/ramps, and remodeling of one interior room involving moving one interior wall, flooring installation, and painting at its Apache Run Head Start Center.  Plans and specifications are available upon request.  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 bidsmarked APACHE RUN MODULAR BIDto Robin Boyd, Head Start Director;1379 Tazewell Avenue; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or fax 276-988-4041 or email to rboyd@clinchvalleycaa.org.  Deadline will be 12:00 PM Friday, September 27, 2019; review of bids will begin at this time. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 

Headstart Accepting Bids

The Clinch Valley Community Action Head Start program is accepting bids for the installation of an ADA compliant ramp, repair to existing steps, replacement of existing roof over steps, and replacement of existing guttering and downspouts at its McCready Head Start Center.  Plans and specifications are available upon request.  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 bidsmarked MCREADY BIDto Robin Boyd, Head Start Director;1379 Tazewell Avenue; North Tazewell, VA 24630 or fax 276-988-4041 or email to rboyd@clinchvalleycaa.org.  Deadline will be 12:00 PM Friday, September 27, 2019; review of bids will begin at this time. Clinch Valley Community Action reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.