Annual Report 2022-2023

Family Service of Roanoke Valley supports individuals and families as they journey toward emotional wellness, healthy relationships and a future filled with hope. This document highlights every donation that we received for the fiscal year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

We invite you to read through the highlights and outcomes, as well as the feedback from our clients and demographic information. We’ve also included some stories about how our programs make a positive impact in our community.

We want to thank everyone who contributes to our success by supporting us financially or giving us their time! Please click on the graphic below to read the full report!

In the Words of a Former Client:

When someone treats you with kindness, support and understanding, you don’t tend to forget it. Fourteen years ago, the wonderful staff at Family Service helped me through what was then the hardest time of my life. Navigating through territory I had never even considered before, I was gently guided to first take stock, then make a plan, and follow through. There were moments of revelation during which the staff held up a mirror for me to witness who I was and why. Through personalized exercises, I learned more about myself and my path than I ever could have by myself. With family hundreds of miles away from me, finding their services right around the corner meant a lot to me. Having impartial, compassionate support was priceless. I am ever grateful.

Heather Brush, Roanoke, VA

Annual Impact Report 2021-2022

This document is a broad overview of the programs and services that we offer to the Roanoke Valley Community and demonstrates the impact that FSRV has in the areas of counseling, public guardianship, and youth development.

Thank you to everyone who makes our work possible by supporting us financially or by volunteering!

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Ariel’s Story

Ariel is a former client of Family Service of Roanoke Valley who experienced abuse and trauma as a child.  Ariel states that her mother was diagnosed with a serious mental health condition in addition to being a substance user.  Ariel’s father had a challenging childhood and as an adult, was sentenced to serve time in a Federal Prison. 

Ariel and her sister were removed from their home by the Department of Social Services and were placed into a group home in the Roanoke Valley.  While residing in the group home, Ariel received counseling services from Family Service of Roanoke Valley.  She said that if she could speak with her counselors today about her experience, she “would thank them for investing in [her] as a person rather than just as their job,” said Ariel.  She added: “when you invest in people – it’s genuinely a deeper connection…which makes you open up and process things easier…they appreciate you instead of feeling sorry for you…it makes me want to do better and be stronger in the end.”  Ariel also said, “You are able to express yourself at Family Service of Roanoke Valley.  I feel like I am who I am today because of the people who invested in me [there]!”

Note: The name of the former client has been changed to protect their identity.