wfir-defaultUnited Way of Roanoke Valley and partner agencies are launching a new effort to support homeless children in local schools – announcing “Rehousing Youth for Success in Education” – or RYSE – today.  Almost 600 kids in Roanoke City public schools have been identified as homeless. United Way will start a special RYSE fundraising campaign – saying today it costs about $8000 to place one family in permanent housing. Ali Hammed-Moore is with ARCH, which will help supply case managers to work with families to find permanent housing: