Helping People. Changing Lives.
Strengthening our communities by providing access to education, housing, economic opportunities and services.
Providing children with a “head start” by focusing on individual needs in a positive learning environment
Promoting safe housing for families through emergency home repairs, housing choice vouchers, affordable housing and counseling
Skyline CAP's Emergency Home Repair Program Helps Local Veteran
Quentin Croxton, a Greene County veteran, went several months without running water in his home. Through Skyline CAP’s Emergency Home Repair Program and the generosity of Paul Davis Restoration, Mr. Croxton now has a fully renovated and operational bathroom in his home.
Skyline CAP Board of Directors Elects New Officers
The Board of Directors for Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc., selected new officers at its regular monthly meeting held November 28, 2018.
Elected President of the Board is Lorraine Goldberg, who was invited to join the Board in May 2018 and has served as a member of the Skyline CAP Head Start Policy Council. Her daughter, Evelyn, is a graduate of Skyline’s Head Start program. Goldberg most recently worked as an Assistant Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas, Va., and is currently a doctoral candidate at George Mason University studying the methods by which traditional academic institutions can better serve nontraditional students.
“Skyline’s work is crucial to the well-being of our communities,” noted Goldberg. “I am honored and excited to work with my fellow board members to grow our programs and provide increased access to important resources.”
Goldberg succeeds Jonathon Weakley who served as President since June 2017.
Other officers elected were:
Jerry Butler and Delano “Dink” Kreis, co-Vice Presidents
Kerri Banks, Secretary
Frank Berry, Treasurer
Skyline CAP Receives $10,000 Grant
Funds will be earmarked for elderly and disabled emergency home repairs
Skyline Community Action Partnership, Inc., has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band to support its Emergency Home Repair Program. The grant is one of 75 awards totaling $527,995 made by the Fund and presented to non-profit organizations in Central Virginia.
“Improving the quality of life for our most vulnerable citizens is a priority for our housing program, and this includes helping an increasing senior population who wish to maintain their independence and age in place,” said Rachel Henderson, Housing Director. “We are excited to receive support from the Bama Works Fund again this year and appreciate their confidence in our mission. Their continued support will strengthen our program and allow us to serve even more of those in need of our services.”
Skyline CAP Launches New Program
Addition of Healthy Families program enhances mission to promote self-sufficiency
Skyline CAP, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Healthy Families to the portfolio of programs and services the agency offers in Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties. An affiliate of Healthy Families AmericaTM (HFA), the program provides first-time parents with an evidence-based home visiting program that focuses on enhancing child welfare, health and development.
Shelley Hensley has been named Healthy Families Supervisor and will oversee daily operations of the program. Hensley is a graduate of Longwood University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and comes to this role with nearly 20 years of experience working in the Healthy Families Virginia network. Her office is located in Warrenton, Va.
“HFA’s approach provides support that enhances the self-sufficiency of the families we work with, which aligns well with Skyline CAP’s mission to break the cycle of poverty,” said Fran Lavin, Skyline CAP Executive Director. “Shelley’s extensive experience with Healthy Families is invaluable as we work together with our community partners to develop and support our client base.”
Skyline CAP Recognized by Greene County Board of Supervisors
Skyline was honored to be recognized by the Greene County Board of Supervisors last night for “outstanding programs and services designed to empower families and individuals to become self-sufficient…” Fran Lavin, Executive Director, accepted the Certificate on behalf of Skyline, saying “Skyline feels very honored to have received the recognition. We will work hard to live up to and exceed the expectations implied by this acknowledgement.”
Skyline CAP Selects Housing Director
Several new additions have been made to Skyline CAP’s housing team, including Rachel Henderson who has been named Housing Director. With the additions of two housing counselors and a housing quality standards inspector, the team is poised to expand outreach to serve more of those in need.