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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: Access Partnership improves access to health care for people in need in Hampton Roads. Our Vision is that All residents of Hampton Roads can obtain the health care that they need to achieve personal wellness.

Target demographics: Uninsured and under insured, low-income adults ages 19 to 64 years of age.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1200 individuals connected to dental services and donated supplies and equipment

Geographic areas served: Hampton Roads Region of Virginia

Programs: Health Access programs including medical and dental. Availability of donated medical supplies and equipment. Community outreach events and education.

Community Stories

167 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

(Donated Dental Service program participant)- I was nervous like I don't know what- but from the first second I walked in the door, it was the best experience. Dr. Danny Howell and staff are just terrific! I got my new teeth on April 30th- just in time for my May 1st birthday. People at church can't get over how good my new teeth look. Thanks Access Partnership for such a great experience- Bless everyone of y'all.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you Access Partnership and Ms. Karen for your dedication to this community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization. Access Partnership graciously helped me with some much-needed supplies for my hemiplegic husband after being laid off from my job. As his sole caregiver and former bread winner, this meant so much to me . I encourage everyone to support this worthy organization .

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c.driskell 03/21/2018

We are thankful to have been of assistance to you and your husband!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went through the Donated Dental Service program and I could not have received better treatment from the dentist or your program (coordinator). She seemed to take a personal interest in helping me and seemed very genuine. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You! I'm hoping to get dental insurance now to keep my teeth and mouth healthy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Access Partnership helped me with my dental. They put me through the Donated Dental Service program and if they could- they should wrap them arms around themselves and give themselves a big old hug. I would! What they have done for me is so wonderful. I have been treated like a queen.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Access Partnership - First let me tell you a story.
Hello, My name is Bob. I'm an old guy who had been successful in both my marriage and employment. Raised four wonderful children and retired when I got to be 65. Things were fine until 2010 which was when I came down with a mercer infection in my leg which left me seriously ill and hospitalized for three months. It was a tough and costly time but I did get over it. The following year my wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which caused her death, thus I lose my sweetheart of over 50 years. All in all even with the help of our health insurance I was now going to be living a life style on the meager income I had coming in from my social security. I had gotten by and been living a nice life however, some things were no longer attended to like my teeth, they were in pretty bad condition and I was not financially able to do anything about it. I had heard about Access Partnership, a volunteer group of local ladies working with people like myself in need of dental work but not able to afford it. It was just over a year ago that I was notified by one of the volunteers that that there was going to be a Mission of Mercy dental work day at the school on rt 17 Yorktown that weekend and that I should attend. When I got there I was amazed to find hundreds of people seeking dental work and a dozen or more dentists all volunteers doing a great job of fillings and extractions. I spoke to one of the volunteer girls about the extensive work I needed and was told that would be more then what they were attempting to work on that day. I stayed for a while in awe of what was going on, hundreds of people getting needed dental work done who could not otherwise afford it. What a wonderful program. The girls had not forgotten me as I got a call weeks later from Laura with their Donated Dental Service Program to let me know I was accepted to have dental work done by one of their volunteer dentists. I'm sure all the dentists in this program are terrific people and the one they picked for me was just great. During my time in his dental chair I could not have been treated any better then if I was paying for the service. I am now wearing my dentures and smiling a lot more showing my nice new teeth.
Thank You Very Much Access Partnership
Sincerely
Bob

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard about Access Partnership and their Donated Dental Program from a friend of mine, and was so grateful when I contacted them, that they were able to help me get the dental work done that had to be taken care of so I could have open heart surgery. My coordinator; Laura was very professional and seemed to care about what she does. I think that she definitely enjoys helping others. I have also made arrangements to continue to see the dentist she sent me to. Thank you Laura!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Loved this program. Was told about it from DePaul hospital and when we got ahold of Ms. Karen she not only helped us get what we needed for our mom the same week but was able to give us alot of information on what they do for people. Thank you so much for what you guys do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I called Access Aartnership looking for dental help because my mouth hurt so bad. The staff was very informative and able to point me in the right direction.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Social Worker and Patient Advocate for cancer patients in the local area and I have had great success with Access Partnership in their ability to assist my uninsured patient with necessary medical supplies he could not afford---from trach cleaning kits to Gevity for his nutrition. Way to not waste items and give them to those in need in our local community. They are responsive and on top of it. Thanks! I will keep coming back.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 95 year old mother in law just moved in and y'all made it like Christmas for her!! Thank you for for all of the medical equipment!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm the victim of a home invasion. I got shot in the side and stomach and have a colostomy now. This happened 2 years ago- at the time I had no insurance and just found out it will be exactly 3 years before I even get a court hearing to decide if I get disability or not. I can't walk across the room without getting winded- much less work like I was before. Access Partnership are the only folks that have been helping me out. They call me up whenever they have colostomy supplies that will fit me, got me a cane and soon will have a rollator, too. Bless y'all. Thank you so much for what you do.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Karen and Candie,
Thank you so much for your assistance with diabetic supplies! My member was out of test strips, recently discharged from the hospital and has a high-risk pregnancy. Your assistance greatly impacts her and her baby's health.

Becky, Case Manager

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c.driskell 03/21/2018

Happy we could help!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Karen ----- Thanks so much for connecting me with the gentleman in Portsmouth who donated the bariatric hospital bed to one of my clients’. We successfully went to the mother’s home in Portsmouth, dismantled it, and delivered it to the client. I’m certain she will make good use of it. I also want to thank you for your generous ongoing donation of nutritional supplement, and most recently the adult diapers. I assure you that they will be distributed to folks who can really use them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Community Collaboration at its best! Mr. Watford, a disabled Marine Corps Veteran reached out to Mission United at the United Way of South Hampton Roads to request a new walker. "When you're impacted by job loss and living on a fixed income, it's a challenge to get by day to day", said Mr. Watford. The Mission United Director met with Mr. Watford and immediately noticed his current walker was missing its wheels. In the photo provided you can clearly see the path created by the constant force of the old walker against the concrete. There was also balance related concerns when pushing the old, worn walker which almost lead to mobility impairment for the veteran. The Mission United Director immediately contacted Access Partnership to request a new walker. The Veteran and Mission United Director met with a representative from Access Partnership. The Veteran was allowed to 'shop' for a new wheeled walker and cane! Mr. Watford received a new, easy to fold and store wheeled walker, one that aids in stability and allows for a more fluid gait. This new wheeled walker also has easy, push button folding mechanisms and adjustment heights. The 2nd photo is Mr. Watford with his new wheeled walker. “It feels like I’m driving a Cadillac!”, said Mr. Watford. Thanks Access Partnership!

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c.driskell 03/21/2018

It is a pleasure working with Tanya and Mission United! Glad we could help a veteran!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My sister is 72 and has muscular dystrophy. She is non ambulatory and cannot even sit up without the help of her electric hospital bed and remote. We care for her in our home as we feel she will receive better care from us than from strangers in a nursing home. Recently her hospital bed quit working and the handle on the Hoyer lift we use to get her out of bed broke. We tried to fix the bed but could not get it working. We did have the handle welded back onto the Hoyer but were warned it may not hold. We have limited funds to work with and were scared we would have to move her to a nursing home as without these items we would not be able to care for her. Access Partnership was a lifesaver. They supplied us with a hospital bed AND a Hoyer....both in great working order. Our family is so grateful to this wonderful organization! Because of them we will be able to continue to keep my sister in our home where she belongs. Thank you so much!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had no way of getting around and can't afford a wheelchair. Someone told me about Access Partnership and I called them and told them I needed a bariatric wheelchair. Two weeks later they called me back and said they had one free of charge! All I had to do was come get it. Thank you Access Partnership!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Access Partnership has truly been a blessing to me and myself clients. I was able to get all the necessary medical equipments and furnitures from people who had donated to this organization. Whenever I need anything from gloves to wheelchairs and hospital beds, they are just a phone call away. I even received a stair lift for one of myself clients at no cost to me or him.

Thank you Access Partnership for all that you do for our seniors and community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a two time lung cancer survivor and suffer from COPD, so needless to say I have a difficult time breathing which means walking very far is out of the question. This doesn't mean I just want to sit home, so whenever I can, I get out of the house with the use of my electric wheelchair. This chair is such a blessing to have, I would be lost without it. I'm able to ride it to the few places around my house; which is definitely better than staying in the house all the time. But not being able to fold it up and put it in the car does limit the places I can go. Having heard good things about them but still knowing it was a long shot, I called Access Partnership in February of this year with the hopes they could help me get a vehicle wheelchair lift. I just simply can't afford anything like that. Unfortunately, but kind of expected, they didn't have one and could only offer to put me on a waiting list. In my mind this seemed like a lost cause, just being put on a list and that's it? Well to my amazement I received a phone call from them telling me they actually had a lift donated and if I was still in need I could come get it! I can't tell you how excited and happy I was to get this call. I went with my son to go pick it up and just had to give their employees hugs all around! I couldn't help myself! I am so very thankful to them, they kept their word and now I'll be on the go again like the energizer bunny! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Access, this means so much to me!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My insurance won't give me stuff I need, like a rollator walker and shower chair. Access Partnership did not have the items I needed when I called but said they would add me to a wait list and contact me. I figured I would be put on a list and never hear from them again. Another person forgotten in the system. But sure enough, Laura called me back within 2 weeks to let me know she had 2 of the 4 items I wanted. I couldn't believe it! I have faith Laura will call when someone donates the other items I need. Access Partnership is an organization that keeps promises and follows through!!