"Outreach is an investment in the hope that, by going into the community, we will change lives." - Dr. James E. Camm, Co-Founder & Director
Founded in 2016, One Community One Voice Lynchburg improves the quality of life for individuals and families by providing access to community, educational, and social resources and opportunities to equip youth and adults for a successful life.
Changing lives one family at a time through……
· Healing efforts and building relationships.
· Working to raise individuals and families out of poverty.
· Improving access to educational and human services.
· Restoring a sense of belonging, hope and encouragement.
Create a city-wide youth task force .
Facilitate a successful Police-Community Partnership.
Provide education and training.
Sponsor thoughtful social events.
Offer and support effective anti-poverty and anti-crime initiatives, and various other outreach programs.
Who We Are
One COMMUNITY, One VOICE - Lynchburg, sponsored by Living Word Ministries, Lynchburg, is a partnership between the Faith-community, area organizations and businesses, the Lynchburg Police Department, concerned citizens, the Sheriff’s Department, and the City of Lynchburg. We address poverty and crime by encouraging best policing practices that allow citizens input, advocating for the community, offering programs and services, and providing engagement opportunities that result in a greater sense of unity among Lynchburg's citizens.
We desire to make Lynchburg a national model for innovative and compassionate policing practices, and increased community engagement. Currently, One Community One Voice - Lynchburg sponsors monthly community meetings to promote accountability in policing and explore “safe communities” strategies.
Our award-winning community outreach program, E.N.O.U.G.H (Empowering Neighborhoods to Overcome Undesirable behaviors Gives us Hope) is One Community, One Voice - Lynchburg’s is one of the most celebrated initiatives that we have sponsored to date. The B.I.K.E. Program (Believe In Kids Excelling). B.I.K.E. encourages academic excellence among students in elementary school by rewarding them with bikes. More schools would like to participate in the program; please see our OCOV Wish List for more details on how you can help.
One Community One Voice - Lynchburg serves as a hub for area community service partners. Together, we strive to disseminate information, facilitate ministry, and provide educational opportunities to Lynchburg's citizens. As a community hub, we encourage organizations to support each other; we help by publicizing local events and services. We believe our community is better when we work together.
For a complete listing of programs and services click the "Programs" button below.
In partnership with participating organizations, we provide various community outreach programs to the citizens of Lynchburg, VA.
We are proud of our extensive network of partners who share our commitment for a better Lynchburg.
We appreciate our dedicated Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers; they are our greatest asset.
We offer outcomes-based, results driven programs and services. Our Annual Report provides a snapshot of our impact.