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Community Action was established over forty-five years ago by Congress as a centerpiece of the War on Poverty. The goal of Community Action is to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities and empower low-income individuals and families to become fully self-sufficient.
New River Community Action (NRCA) has been a well-known proponent of self-sufficiency in the New River Valley of Virginia since 1965. Our mission is to promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families and communities.
New River Community Action, with the assistance of 1,505 volunteers who worked 47,570 hours, provided services to 13,810 unduplicated individuals in 2010-2011.
The Children's Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of New River Valley is a home visiting program providing case management, health supervision, parent education, and referral services to families with young children and expectant families with low incomes in the New River Valley. CHIP builds on family strengths, promotes family empowerment, and supports families as they move towards self-sufficiency. CHIP of NRV plays an active role in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood health and development efforts throughout the region and state-wide.Read More >
Virginia CARES (Virginia Community Action Reentry System) provides formerly incarcerated individuals the assistance they require to reintegrate into society. Virginia CARES provides emergency, transitional, and long term assistance for ex-offenders returning to society.
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The Head Start Program is dedicated to providing eligible pre-school children with the tools necessary for creating and maintaining a sound learning foundation in the classroom and at home. Head Start services promote education, parent involvement, social services, preventative health, and nutrition services.
New River Community Action, with the assistance of 1,505 volunteers who worked 47,570 hours, provided services to 13,810 unduplicated individuals in 2010-2011. NRCA is a private non-profit charitable corporation according to IRS code 501(C)(3). All contributions are tax-deductible.