The Live Well Alleghany Highlands coalition’s Knowledge of Resources Sub-Committee has published a “Community Resource Guide” to help community members find and access the wide variety of social and human resources the community has to offer.
“Our committee recognized the disconnect between community needs and the rich resources our community has to offer,” said Melinda Clifton, chair of the Knowledge of Resources Sub-Committee. “We wanted to highlight all of the amazing partners who support the community and make it easy for community members to find out how to connect with them.”
The guide features sections on food, housing, health care, mental health, substance use, financial assistance, childcare, youth development, employment, business development, domestic violence, local government and more.
Many of its partners are actively distributing the 12-page document. If community members would like a copy, they can pick one up from the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (110 Mall Road, Covington) or the YMCA (101 YMCA Way, Covington).
Officials ask that people visiting either location please wear a mask and practice social distancing. You can also access the document digitally at www. shorturl.at/bhJZ7.
“While we assembled the information for the Resource Guide before COVID-19 started, we recognize that there is an even greater need now for information and access to resources,” said Teresa Byer, co-acting Nurse Manager for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. “We are very grateful to our Steering Committee members, Know-ledge of Resources Sub-Committee members, and funders for putting together the information and resources needed to print this guide.”
For more information, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/alleghany/live-well-alleghany-highlands/ or call (540) 204-9972.
Live Well Alleghany Highlands works to enhance the health and well-being of all who live, work and play in Alleghany and Covington. It is a partnership convened by the Virginia Department of Health, comprised of individuals representing local governments, non-profits, health care providers, colleges, school districts, faith-based groups, community organizations, businesses and community members.