Across the Commonwealth, CCC is at work providing hope and help to people in need. Last year almost 59,000 lives were impacted by the work of CCC. We have been at work in the Roanoke area for over 40 years through services like adoption, foster care, pregnancy counseling, housing and financial education, senior citizen outreach, refugee resettlement and St. Francis House Food Pantry.
The dollars raised during Roanoke Valley Gives stay in the Roanoke Valley, and go directly to the area’s needy children, families, adults, seniors, refugees, the disabled, and those who are alone and isolated. People come to CCC everyday seeking food for themselves or their family; needing help to pay the rent or mortgage; or not knowing what to do for a disabled parent or pregnant daughter. We are privileged to witness lives being changed—a child being adopted; a teen welcomed by a loving foster family; a permanent home for a homeless veteran; protection for a vulnerable senior; and help to a refugee given new life in America. It is through the kindness and generosity of others that CCC is able to live out its mission of helping those in need each and every day.
At St. Francis House, for example, a Roanoke City resident can receive a three-day supply of food once every 30 days. Last year, over 16,000 people were impacted through the food provided by St. Francis House in its 15 hours of operation each week. That’s about 20 people served for each hour the doors of the food pantry are open!
CCC has also provided adoption and pregnancy counseling support service in the Roanoke Valley since 1967. Since that time, 2,200 infants have found permanent homes with loving families. Services continue to evolve as the needs of young mothers have become more complex due to financial struggles, isolation from families of origin, substance abuse, and homelessness.
Finally, approximately 200 refugees are resettled each year in the Roanoke Valley by CCC. Approved for resettlement in the United States by the U.S. Department of State, they are in the country legally and are authorized to work. Many have spent ten or more years in refugee camps seeking safe haven from the atrocities of ethnic cleansing, genocide, war, famine, and religious persecution. CCC strives to provide holistic services, including reception and placement, orientation and support services, employment, adult education, and health and school liaison services, to empower these newcomers to become self-supporting and independent participants in the Roanoke community as quickly as possible.
These are just a few of the programs that will benefit from your donation.
We are very grateful for your partnership in support of these services to our community!
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