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Turning Point

As Roanoke’s only secure and accredited center for survivors of intimate partner and domestic violence, Turning Point Shelter offers secure, temporary housing for individuals and families.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers emergency and disaster services for those who are in crisis and hope for the future. The programs and church are designed to help rebuild and enhance lives.

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Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a church-based assistance network to aid individuals and families facing financial emergencies related to rent, utilities, food, automobile gas or prescription medications. Life Ring is the main source of funding and provides direct assistance on a needs basis to individuals and families identified by Helping Hands.

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Appalachian South Folklife Day Learning Camp

The Learning Day Camp helps local, rural, disadvantaged children decrease the barriers to a good education. Many of the children have no additional educational opportunities available to them, and the one- or two-week program each year offers them a chance to grow and learn traditional school subjects in an experiential manner, which has proven to improve school scores. Life Ring is the major financial contributor.
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Roanoke Library Foundation

The Roanoke Public Libraries will enhance the quality of life and promote the well-being of the community by providing a wide range of informational, educational and cultural services, resources and programming. The Life Ring Foundation is the sole source of funding for the Star City Reads Early Literacy Program.
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Center in the Square

Center in the Square provides a free home, utilities, security and custodial services to a group of multicultural organizations, including Harrison Museum of African American Culture, History Museum of Western Virginia, Mill Mountain Theatre and Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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