Family Service of Roanoke Valley is a private, not-for-profit organization
that has served Roanoke Valley residents since 1901.
Our mission is to improve life and restore hope to the most vulnerable of our neighbors,
from the very youngest children to the oldest adults,
through prevention, counseling and support services.
Family Service is a dynamic, multi- service agency helping a diverse population of clientsthat spans the area's economic, ethnic, and cultural divisions.
NEWS and EVENTS:
Family Service Receives $35,000 grant from Foundation for Roanoke Valley
Nonprofit organizations that provide services to the elderly received a big boost recently thanks to over $200,000 in grants awarded by Foundation for Roanoke Valley. As part of the Foundation’s Special Interest Grants process, nonprofit organizations were given the opportunity to apply to the Foundation’s Mary Louise Home Fund and Marion S. and Willie Z. Camp Fund for Eldercare, both which support services to the elderly.
“With the aging population in the Roanoke Valley comes an increase in demand for services to the elderly. The Foundation is thrilled to be a position to award such large impact grants in an attempt to meet the need,” says Michelle Eberly, FRV Program Officer.
Awarded a grant from the Mary Louise Home Fund:
- Family Service of Roanoke Valley received $35,000 to provide access to mental health counseling for the elderly in skilled care facilities and to those in rural areas who do not have the means of transportation. Currently, there is no funding source to provide geriatric counseling services to facility residents when in skilled care, which occurs when specialized therapy is necessitated. Furthermore, those living in rural areas are one of the greatest at-risk groups for experiencing mental health problems. In-home counseling can enhance quality of life, improve overall health and remove physical barriers of seeking mental health counseling.
There are several session of If These Walls Could Talk scheduled in the coming months:
- Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
- Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
- Family Service of Roanoke Valley (360 Campbell Ave. Roanoke, VA 24016)
- Respond online to attend and learn more about Family Service
- Lunch and/or breakfast provided
Private Violence Screening and Fundraiser for Family Service
Help raise awareness about domestic violence and put an end to the cycle of violence. Attend a screening of the HBO Documentary Private Violence and help raise money for Family Service of Roanoke Valley’s Batterer's Intervention Program, which works to end the cycle of domestic violence in the Roanoke Valley.
- Wednesday, February 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- 16 West Marketplace (16 Church Ave., SW Roanoke, VA 24011)
- Social Hour beginning at 6 p.m. with free appetizers as well as drink and food specials available for purchase at Cork & Crust.
- $5 suggested donation at the door. All money raised will go directly toward the Family Service of Roanoke Valley Batterer's Intervention Program
- Contact Ruth Cassell at 540-563-5316 x3032 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a ticket
- Special thanks to the Leadership Roanoke Valley Government Team for organizing the event
- To learn more about Roanoke's approach to battling domestic violence, the LRV presentation and the fundraiser, click here.
this holiday season!
all year long!