Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Project Discovery

    Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.
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  • RSVP

    The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation, has matched local problems with older adults aged 55+ who are willing to help since 1972 in Tazewell County.
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  • Camp Joy

    Clinch Valley Community Action is proud to announce that Camp Joy will be open for the seventh consecutive year of children’s summer camp and expects to serve around 130+ children.
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  • Senior Companion

    Daily tasks such as companionship-talking and listening, transportation, peer counseling, grocery shopping, meal preparation and light housekeeping.
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Welcome to CVCA

Welcome to the Clinch Valley Community Action website. This site is designed to describe our agency and all of the programs available for those eligible to participate.  This site also gives us the opportunity to pay special tribute to those who work tirelessly to ensure that not only CVCA’s services are delivered, but that our community is a better place to live.

Family Crisis Services on Facebook

Veterans Coffee Hour Programs

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. will sponsor a new Veteran’s Service program at two locations in Tazewell County.  Click Veterans Coffee Hour Programs for more information.

Benefit Dinner

On February 12, Family Crisis Services is hosting a Benefit Dinner to support our work to eliminate domestic violence & sexual assault.  Join us and demonstrate your commitment to happy, healthy & safe relationships!!!

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Free Tax Preparation

Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. will be providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for the ninth year for low to moderate income families and individuals through April 15, 2015.  IRS Certified VITA volunteers will be preparing free 2014 Federal and State tax returns for eligible families and individuals with incomes averaging $53,000 or less.

CVCA Volunteers to Provide Free Tax Preparation

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Project Discovery meets Senator Chaffin

Project Discovery held our annual meet the Legislators on December 6, 2014 at Southwest Virginia Community College.  This year, our students had the opportunity to meet and talk with recently elected Senator Ben Chaffin.  Senator Chaffin visited with the students and talked about his life and decisions he made in his life that brought him to the point he is at now.  Senator Chaffin talked about the importance of college as a student and a parent sending their child to college.  He talked to them about the hard work and his determination to complete college and achieve his goals. He encouraged them to focus on their future and that they maybe roadblocks, but there is always away to overcome.  Senator Chaffin gave the students a chance to ask questions.  The students asked questions from his role as Senator to topics that concern them such as school lunches, economy, and health care.

 Students also participated in workshops that day which include: college admission, essay writing, social media,  journal writing and study skills.

Project Discovery Community Service

Imagine you are lost, hungry, dirty, and know you are unwanted.  What would you do?

Well, that is the case for many dogs in our area (and cats).  People have abandon them because they did not want them, could not afford them, or other reasons.  Many of these abandon dogs are taken to the shelter, which causes overcrowding at the shelter and animals do get sick.  The shelter has to take steps to reduce the sickness and control the space.

Project Discovery students are coming to their aid.  In conjunction with the Tazewell ARC.  Students will be collecting loose change from family, friends, teachers and the community.  We call it CHANGE TO SAVE .  The Tazewell ARC (Animal Rescue Coalition) is a non-profit organization working with local law enforcement and the animal shelter to decrease the population of homeless dogs and cats in Tazewell County.  The Tazewell ARC is not a shelter.  They work with volunteers who will foster dogs and cats until they are adopted by families.  The organization also transports the dogs and cats to the family either in in-state or out of state.  We will be doing a collection for Tazewell ARC to help pay for transportation cost, food and supplies.

Like most things, it takes money to save these animals.  Student s will be collecting change staring February 3rd through February 17th.  If you would like to help or want more information, please let us know.  Our number is 276-988-5583 and email at

Upcoming Events

Family Crisis Services Activities

Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. – Family Crisis Services has several activities planned in recognition of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and in celebration of happy, healthy and safe relationships.  Please join us for these activities, and like us on Facebook at Clinch Valley Community Action – Family Crisis Services or follow us on Instagram @cvcafcs and on Twitter @CVCAFCSJ

February Photo Challenge

Take our photo challenge and post pictures on Facebook & Instagram of happy & healthy relationships during the month of February.  Click here for a flyer listing the challenge for each day of the month.

What’s Your Love Story???

Share your love story and a picture to recognize & celebrate the happy, healthy and safe relationships in your life!  We are posting stories and pictures each day on Facebook during the month of February.  Don’t want to share your story?  Then share the story of your parents or grandparents and honor their relationship.

Wear Orange for Love
Show your support for healthy relationships on Tuesday, February 10 by wearing orange.  Take a selfie or a group pic and share it with us.  You can tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  You can even email it to us at for us to post or text it to 276-971-6340. Click here for more information.

A Recipe for Romance Benefit Dinner

Don’t forget our Benefit Dinner is Thursday, February 12 at 6pm.  Join us for a three course meal at Main Street United Methodist Church and support our work to eliminate domestic violence & sexual assault in our community.  Tickets are $30 per individual and $50 per couple.  Deadline for tickets is Monday, February 9.

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Teen Dating Violence

Join us on Thursday, February 19 from 6-8pm to learn more about teen dating violence.  Space is limited.  Click here for additional information.

Head Start Pre-School Application

Tazewell County Pre-School Partnership Application for the 2014-2015 program year.

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Project Discovery

Applications are being taken for Project Discovery.  Access the application by going to


Accepting New Senior Companions

"I am needed and I help my clients stay independent in their home…where they want to stay" --- This is often said by volunteer companions with the Senior Companion Program.

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Kids Place Program

Applications are being taken for the Kids Place Program for  the Tazewell and Dudley Centers. Applications can be picked up at CVCA or on the web site.

Click here for application