NRCA Community Needs Assessment 2017

includes information for New River Valley, Virginia

  • General Profile Population
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Income
  • Nutrition
  • Health Care

2017 Community Needs Assessment Attachment Portfolio:

Attachment A(1). Grid Analysis and 5 Why’s-Focus Group Data 
Attachment A(2). 2016 Partner Survey Results
Attachment A(3). 2016 Staff Survey Results
Attachment A(4a). Key Informant Results
Attachment A(4b). Staff and Partner Combined Survey Results
Attachment A(4c). Staff and Partner Survey Copy
Attachment A(5). CHIP NRCA- Parent Survey Data SFY15
Attachment A(6). Head Start 2015-16 Parent Survey
Attachment A(7). NRV Profile Project Cape
Attachment A(8). Project CAPE Behavioral Health Snapshot
Attachment B. Theories of Poverty and Anti-Poverty Programs in Community Development
Attachment C. Ending Homelessness
Attachment D. NRCA Partnership List
Attachment E. Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home
Attachment F. Financial Data FY 15-16
Attachment G(1). Floyd County Resource Guide 
Attachment G(2). Giles County Resource Guide 
Attachment G(3). Montgomery County Resource Guide 
Attachment G(4). Pulaski County Resource Guide
Attachment G(5). Radford City Resource Guide
Attachment H(1). Simple Explanation FAQs
Attachment H(2). ACS Rural Area Handbook

NRCA creates a needs assessment every three years documenting local needs in a process that meets the Community Action Organizational Standard requirements and the Head Start requirements of documentation. Qualitative and quantitative data reveals the community’s experience. The Needs and Resource Assessment becomes a tool and a source of information for staff and our community partners. It includes customer, partner, and community member input.

Inquiries can be directed to 

“If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it.”   – Abraham Lincoln

This work could not have been accomplished without the support of Alexandra Paine.  Ms. Paine is the VISTA Member, Volunteer in Service to America, provided by a grant through the Department of Social Services’ Office of Community Services.  Alexandra has enabled us to capture data, provided the review of academic research to support findings, and worked integrally with NRCA’s staff and Board of Directors to create this report.