Virginia Career Works – Blue Ridge and the City of Roanoke Redevelopment Housing Authority (RRHA) announced Wednesday, Nov. 18 that they have been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Roanoke Women’s Foundation.
They say the grant will support the new EnVision Center located in the old Melrose Library.
The center will serve as a comprehensive center to meet the employment, education, health, and supportive service needs of the Northwest Roanoke community. Residents will be able to visit the center to access multiple services at once.
Officials say their goal is for this center to respond to the needs of individuals in the community by focusing on four main priorities:
- Economic empowerment
- Educational advancement
- Health and wellness
- Character and leadership
“These kinds of collaborations allow us all to better serve our clients and reach those in need, and it’s even better when we can do it in a location that is convenient and accessible to our local communities,” says Morgan Romeo, Executive Director of Virginia Career Works – Blue Ridge.
The EnVision Center is currently operating in a temporary home at The Villages at Lincoln until renovations are complete at the new space. This grant will allow the establishment of a computer lab for employment and educational needs, equipment for telehealth to be provided on-site, and more technology to improve accessibility.