Tag: Social Services

Social services boards appoint Anita Harris new director of Shenandoah Valley Social Services

The boards of social services of Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro announced today the appointment of Anita Harris as director of Shenandoah Valley Social Services, effective Aug. 16. Harris will serve as interim director Aug. 1 through 15.


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Podcast: What is Pay for Success?

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks with Josh Ogburn from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA and Emily Gustafsson-Wright from the Brookings Institution to learn more about Pay for Success, a new model for providing funding for social services.


Albemarle County names new director of social services

Albemarle County announced the appointment of Phyllis Savides to Director of the Department of Social Services effective July 8.


UVA report on school readiness finds some Virginia students lacking

A new study conducted by education researchers at the University of Virginia finds that about one-third of Virginia students lack at least one important element of readiness for kindergarten.


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Governor McAuliffe announces education legislation at Norfolk Technical Center

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday a series of legislative proposals aimed at expanding economic opportunity across the Commonwealth by improving Virginia’s educational system and addressing issues ranging from daycare facilities to building a 21st century workforce.


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Staunton Montessori School continues annual support of Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

Today, Staunton Montessori School students will deliver much needed holiday gift items to families in need through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project.


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Virginia Interfaith Center names Emmett Hanger Citizen Legislator of the Year

The Virginia Interfaith Center recognized its 2014 Legislator and Advocates of the Year at its annual meeting last night at the Roslyn Conference Center in Richmond.


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Governor McAuliffe seeks nominations for volunteerism awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.


First Lady helps Virginians stay warm this winter

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.


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McAuliffe announces federal grants to improve safety, mental health services for students

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth has been awarded two five-year federal grants totaling nearly $13.3 million to improve mental health services for students and expand programs to make schools safer.


Commonwealth taking additional steps to safeguard against Ebola

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that the Commonwealth is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group. This group is responsible for coordinating resources and personnel.


McAuliffe administration to social services: Same sex spouses can legally adopt

Today, at the direction of Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia Department of Social Services released a bulletin informing local social services divisions that adoption between same-sex spouses is now legal across the Commonwealth.


Albemarle County Fire Rescue awarded grant for fire prevention, safety

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is pleased to announce that they are the recipients of a nearly $100,000 grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for enhancing fire protection and safety in low income and impoverished areas of our community.


Scottsville Founder Day Celebration September 13

Join Scottsville town officials and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors past and present in honoring and congratulating the Town of Scottsville on the occasion of the 270th anniversary of Albemarle County’s founding with Scottsville as its seat.


Governor McAuliffe appoints Adoption Champion

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Deborah J. Johnston as Virginia’s newest Adoption Champion.


McAuliffe announces bonus for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will receive a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) High Performance Bonus from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the amount of $1.7 million.


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Virginia’s Medicaid fraud control unit named best in nation

The Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the Office of the Attorney General has won the Inspector General’s Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.


First Lady, USDA kick off summer meals program

A cafeteria full of students, parents and educators welcomed Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and other officials to Coleman Place Elementary School today to officially kick off the start of the Summer Food Service Program in Virginia.


Volunteers Needed to End Hunger

Senior hunger increasingly puts individuals at greater health risks and puts an additional strain on charity food providers. You can join a dedicated group of volunteers who want to put an end to this problem!


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Valley Program for Aging Services joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS), in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and with support from the Walmart Foundation, has joined a nationwide effort to fight senior hunger by dramatically increasing participation by eligible seniors in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).