Family Service of Roanoke Valley reached its
115 year anniversary
of providing service to our community.
Our annual report details our achievements this year. These achievements are only made possibly by generous donations from our community members, so thank you to everyone who donated their time or money this past year.
In 2015-16, Family Service kicked off Mental Health Awareness month with the second annual Celebrity Tip Off, which raised $47,000. Special thanks to our Menu Sponsors, MemberOne Federal Credit Union and Davenport & Company, and all the sponsors, attendees and tippers who made it another successful year!
This past year, Family Service wanted to expand on it’s acclaimed Play Therapy program, by establishing the Play Therapy Institute. Thanks to help from the Virginia Department of Social Services, we were able to make this happen and expand our capacity to help traumatized children.
Family Service is also excited to announce over $280,000 in funds made available through a federal grant to provide interpreter services to victims of crime in the Roanoke Valley. In a partnership with TAP Domestic Violence Services, the Salvation Army Turning Point, and SARA, Inc., Family Service will work to provide these services so that everyone who has been a victim of crime will receive the services they deserve.
To read more about our 2015-16 year, read the full report here.