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August, 2011


Thank you to all organizations for your logo item donations and your newsletter information. 
Keep them coming!

The Board is working hard to build up DACCS membership at the meetings. We know that you have a busy schedule but we are hoping you will be at as many meetings this year as possible!

2011 DACCS Officers

President – J. Adama Vacanti
Vice President – LaToiya Whipple
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Bernice Gammon
Membership – Amy Bracey
Newsletter – Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Debbie Flinn, Nicole Crews, Van Avery, Pat Danielse
Past President – Pattie DeShazor


DACCS Meeting
Friday, August 26, 2011

 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant

Mrs. Rebecca Bolton

Danville School Board


DACCS Announcements!
September Meeting
Friday-September 23, 2011

Dr. Sandra Harris

Sickle Cell Foundation


If you would like to be our Guest Speaker at one of the DACCS Meetings to discuss your organization, please see LaToiya Whipple for details. Your lunch will be provided.

Do you have news to share to put in the DACCS newsletter?
If so, please contact: Clem Oliver with your information.
All information is needed by the 2nd Friday of each month.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2012 please contact Mrs. Pattie Deshazor


By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

There’s a safety net out there for those who might otherwise slip through the cracks. It’s called Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Administered by Social Security, SSI makes payments to people with limited income and few resources who are age 65 or older, blind, or have a disability.

Funding for the SSI program comes from the general revenues of the U.S. Treasury, not from Social Security payroll taxes.

When we consider people’s income, we count things such as wages, Social Security benefits and pensions. However, Social Security does not count all of your income when it decides whether you qualify for SSI. For example, we don’t count food stamps or most home energy assistance.

Resources we count in deciding whether you qualify for SSI include real estate (other than the home you live in), bank accounts, cash, stocks, and bonds. A person with resources worth no more than $2,000 may be able to get SSI. That resource limit is $3,000 for couples.

To qualify for SSI, you must live in the United States or the Northern Mariana Islands and be a U.S. citizen or national. In rare cases, noncitizen residents can qualify for SSI. If you live in certain types of institutions or live in a shelter for the homeless, you may qualify for SSI.

People with blindness or disability who apply for SSI may be able to get free special services to help them work. These services may include counseling, job training, and help finding work.

To learn more about SSI, read the online publication, You May Be Able To Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) at or visit the SSI page at Or call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY, 1-800-325-0778).

If you’re too disabled to work but haven’t paid enough into Social Security to qualify for benefits on your record, SSI may be the program to help you.


PATHS is celebrating National Health Center's Week during the week of August 7-13, 2011.  This years' theme is "Serving Locally, Leading Nationally" focusing on community.  As part of the celebration, PATHS will have events at each location and the community is invited to join.  The events are as follows:

PATHS Community Medical Center
Martinsville, VA
Monday, August 8, 2011 from 1pm-5pm.

PATHS Community Medical Center
Chatham, VA
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 1pm-5pm.

PATHS Community Medical Center
Danville, VA
Friday, August 12, 2011 from 1pm-5pm.

Each site will offer:

  • Health Risks Assessments and literature to support findings
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Height/Weight (BMI) Checks
  • Blood Sugar Checks
  • As well as a few other checks to be announced
  • Refreshments

Please join PATHS as we celebrate 10 years of serving our community.


Job Seekers Support Series

All meetings will be held at the RCATT Center
120 Slayton Avenue
Danville, VA 24541

  • Networking: 8:30 am
  • Session: 9-11:00 am
  • August 9 – “Electronic Applications”
  • August 16- “Roadmap to Success”
  • August 23- “Tips for the Job Hunt”


Annual Picnic and Baseball Game
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area
“Bigs” bring your “Littles”


August 8, 2011
Dan Daniel Park
Shelter # 17
Picnic at 5:00 pm
Braves Baseball Game at 7:00pm

Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide transportation to children in our program on first come, first serve basis.

RSVP Shirley Barksdale, 434-792-3700, ext. 235


  1. How long did Harry Wooding serve as Mayor of Danville and where is a stature of him located?
  2. Why is Mrs. Clara Fitzgerald important to Dan River Mills, Inc. history?
  3. Danville is located at the crossroads of which two major US highways?
  4. What overlooks Floyd Street on the side of the building between Hotel Danville (Danville House now) and the old city armory?
  5. What does WBTM stand for?

Answers next month!