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Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: Access Partnership facilitates the connection between those with health care needs and available resources. Our Vision is that All residents of Hampton Roads can obtain health care needed to achieve personal wellness.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1500 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

199 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Donor

Rating: 5

We donated medical supplies that belonged to Bruce's dad and Ginger's Dad today to this organization. I had no idea that something like this existed around here. Such a great way to help others access expensive medical supplies and equipment that are no longer needed. Just wanted to bring awareness to this non-profit organization. They take medical supplies and used medical equipment.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

You guys have been an AMAZING help (with HUB)! I cannot express that enough. It has been smooth sailing and a great asset working with Access Partnership.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last Christmas, I had to have an ostomy and without insurance I would have been forced to pay thousands of dollars a month for these basic supplies I needed to live. Then I heard about Access Partnership. They gave me enough supplies to cover me while I was in the process of applying for insurance and while I was fighting with the insurance company to get the supplies covered. This whole experience was hurtful, both physically and mentally and would have been worse if Access Partnership had not been able to help me out. My procedure was reversed and I no longer need the supplies but, I tell any one I can to donate to Access Partnership because they were there when I needed help and had no where else to turn to.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Many acts of kindness go unrecognized. Others are acknowledged by a quick word of thanks. And some, though few, are acknowledged by a note of appreciation. We appreciate the wheelchair and other used or donated items we received from your establishment. Please continue to encourage others to give to the Access Partnership. I surely(?) inform others as well as my self.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with your immediate response and helpfulness and appreciate your help. I now getting your email newsletter and find it very helpful. It provides lots of pertinent resource information.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With a tall request- I reached out for help finding a bariatric bed for a member who fell under the criteria to qualify through insurance. This request was for a young father who, due to a chronic medical condition, spends most of his time in bed. So this was not just a comfort issues but even a quality of life issue. The staff at ACCESS PARTNERSHIP was a fantastic help and after just a few weeks - I got THE CALL! After some coordinating, the bed was delivered, set up and now getting LOTS of great use. Now, this man's young daughters can climb up in the bed and watch movies and snuggle with their daddy. Access Partnership is a joy to work with and continues to do GREAT things in our community. Thank you all for what you do.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Access Partnership has blessed one of Kemet House resident's with the Rolls Royce of wheelchairs. we at Kemet House want to thank you, Karen from the of our heart, for finding this beautiful gift for our Ms. Mary. The gift will be passed along to future resident if Ms. Mary is no longer able to use it. This is the gift that will keep on giving, thank you Access Partnership.
Your Friend Forever
Kemet House
Chesapeake, VA

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you so much for working to make this happen.
This gentleman showed up at one of our fire stations after being told that if he needed a wheelchair ramp for his house to contact the fire department and they would take care of it. Though not fully in our ability to handle, the station contacted Jo who then forwarded the request to Candie at Access Partners and eventually it made its way to Karen who was able to get the ramp donated.
This is a great example of a private-public partnership working together to make great things happen. I look forward to more collaboration in the future.
Again, all your efforts are very much appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank you and the Access Partnership organization for the much needed medical supplies that you assisted me with! Your help will improve my overall healthcare. Thank you for your dedication and work

Client Served

Rating: 5

My story started around August 2018. I had a fall and went to the ER but resulted with no fractures. My arthritis was so bad I could not walk. I tried to get my Ortho to write a prescription and get a wheelchair for me. Although, my Ortho was giving me trouble and my insurance required 13 months to rent. Now, I am using the wheelchair Access Partnership gifted to me. This wheelchair helped with my back pain! Thank you!

1 Mynchie I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe in Access Partnership and their mission! They do so many wonderful things for the community such as donating new and gently used medical supplies to those in need, connecting those in need of dental care to volunteer dentists and other dental resources/programs. Also, even donating items outside of the country! I have seen all of this at first hand as an intern/volunteer and I can say I am very pleased and grateful for an organization that truly cares for our community. It was definitely a rewarding experience to be a helping hand at Access Partnership.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Access Partnership does a lot of good in the community.

I have witnessed it firsthand as a volunteer, seeing all the people connected to resources and medical supplies used to help people in need instead of being disposed.

I have also experienced it personally, when I had a family medical emergency, Access Partnership were among the few who helped us. Thank so much!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very impressed with Access Partnership's wide range of ways to improve access to healthcare. Karen Youmans was very informative and helpful when prompted with questions that I had. The partnership helped TREMENDOUSLY with the medical needs of my dad. He has been bed ridden for months and Access Partnership was able to provide the medical equipment necessary for his mobility issues. My only regret is that I didn't find out about it sooner! Thank you Access Partnership.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi Karen, I just want you to know how appreciative my brother and I are for you helping me getting the Rollator Walker for him.
He is very happy.
Thanks for helping me coordinate this via telephone from Charlotte, NC!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so very appreciative here at Chesapeake Care Clinic for your donation of refurbished CPAP machines!!
I wanted to give you an update about how your generosity is affecting the lives of our patients.
We had a gentleman (Mr. G) who was seen in our Sleep Apnea Clinic by Dr. H. Shah back in December 2018. At that time Dr. Shah diagnosed him with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and prescribed a CPAP machine and supplies. I then faxed the order to a local Oxygen company. Over the next few months I received numerous calls from this patient and his wife, stating he still had not received his CPAP machine. Each time he tried to call them he could not get through, and even after leaving a message did not get a return call. I also tried on numerous occasions to contact them about when he would be getting the CPAP and experienced the same struggle.
Last evening (July 22, 2019), Dr. Shah had another Sleep Apnea Clinic here. Because this patient STILL had not received his CPAP, I scheduled him to come in for follow-up appointment with Dr. Shah. We were able to provide this gentleman with one of your donated CPAP machines and Dr. Shah agreed to see him today in his office to set up calibration and receive mask and other supplies. The patient and his wife were overjoyed!
Dr. Shah himself is so pleased that we have this CPAP inventory from you! He says we will just plan to provide those patients that he identifies need a CPAP, with one from this inventory and he will then have them come to one of his office locations for proper calibration and pressure settings.
So thank you, THANK YOU, for helping to provide needed CPAP machines a reality for our patients!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Donated Dental Services Program performs miracles, and Laura my dear you have given me a new chance at life. I wanted to thank you for enabling me to receive the benefits of this fantastic program that satisfies dental needs, and in my case so many others! My life is so very different since I got my dentures. I’m no longer secluded and hiding behind doors. I am now out, and fighting for my life, literally! I’ve joined pulmonary classes and other groups to help with my COPD and PTSD caused by the 9/11 attacks in New York, so I can ready myself for a much needed major surgery. Not to mention I can also eat better and yes, I look fantastic! This program is a life saver! The work done by Dr. Syed and Tony at Pinnacle One was 100% terrific, they’re both artists! My teeth are beautiful and I’m blissfully happy! Thank you for caring about me, and giving me this wonderful gift. I promise to pass it on with kind words and good deeds. Be blessed.

1 Teresa Ignacio G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Access Partnership truly meets the needs of our communities , not only in the Hampton Roads area, but also globally, assisting third world countries. We have helped typhoon victims and the nuns in nursing homes in the Philippines . Donations of healthcare equipment, suture kits, incontinence and diabetes supplies have gone a long way with the care of the underserved people. They truly are providing a much needed service to all.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you for your response to my request for leads on a motorized scooter for a veteran.
Your response was timely and on the mark!. God must have been watching our emails:)
I contacted Cathy (your recommendation) and not only did she have a motorized scooter, but a motorized wheelchair and oversized push wheelchair due to the passing of her veteran husband.
As fate would have it, I had a requirement for a motorized scooter, a motorized wheelchair and oversized push wheelchair for three different veterans. Your work paid off. What a Godsend!!!
Thank you and Access Partnership as always for your dedication, compassion, and persistence in going the extra mile to help others in need. You are GREAT!

My best wishes,

Jim

James W. Ireland, COL, USA, (Ret.)
Service Officer, Chesapeake VFW POST 2894

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

“Laura, we would like to tell you how grateful we are for helping us connect with Dr. Owen; he is an awesome dentist and treated Charles and I with the utmost respect, and approached Charles with such gentle kindness and patience. This was a journey I wasn’t sure would ever happen or if my son could even handle it, but it has been a wonderful experience! Charles is now able to put his dentures in independently, and when he sees his friends he gives them a big smile and points to his teeth because he's so happy, but he smiles even bigger at his nurses and other young ladies, he's such a flirt! My heart is so full of joy when I see him smiling with confidence and Pride. Access Partnership we just can’t thank you enough!”

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Even though I have insurance and the insurance covered what I needed- the equipment suppliers could still not get me what I needed- grip impairment aids. I needed equipment so I could feed myself. Someone told us about Access Partnership and on a whim we called. They had exactly what we needed and extras! The insurance company had us waiting for 4 months with no results and Access Partnership got it that same day. Bless you for what you do.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

(A Donated Dental Service recipient) I love the overall results. It took a while to receive the dental work but I'm completely satisfied, 100% with the finished product. Laura (program coordinator) is a superstar in my book! Again, I thank you so very much for all of your encouragement, help, treatment and your overall concern. Also, your commitment to this program. 100% SATISFIED CUSTOMER!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to say thank you for the list of dental places. I found something more reasonable than the $4,000 I would have had to spend. I need to be able to smile when performing my music that I wrote (words and melody).

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got medical transport to take me to pick up this power chair from Access Partnership. Now I have the Bentley of wheelchairs. Thank you!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Homeland Disciples is a non-profit ministry that exists to serve the
homeless in the Hampton Roads area. Our existing service to the homeless
has provides a myriad of needed items and services, including
non-perishable food items, over the last 4 years. Now with the addition
of having freezer resources, we have the ability to seek out frozen food
products which can be prepared and then distributed to the homeless.

Our ability to serve the homeless has been greatly increased due to the
generosity of Sentara Hospital, Virginia Beach and Access Partnership.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I was looking for a place to donate my unused colostomy supplies and someone told me about Access Partnership. When I came to deliver the supplies, the girl running the program was so informative and helpful. So helpful that I actually ended up leaving with a much needed portable oxygen concentrator for my daughter. Everyone should know about this wonderful company!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Norman C. Powers, Jr. known to his family as “Babe” served in the United States Army. He was held as a Prisoner of War after he was captured during the Korean War on 18 May 1951 and was held until his release on 21 August 1953 after the signing of the Armistice and was awarded the Prisoner of War Medal. Family contacted Access Partnership inquiring about a donated hospital bed. They explained that the bed he was provided by the V.A. was older and uncomfortable and they were advised he was not eligible for a new bed. Access Partnership was able to supply “Babe” with a donated hospital bed and patient lift making him more comfortable and easier to care for. He and his family were grateful that this program was available and they were able to receive the equipment free of charge!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My girlfriend has liver disease and not a lot of money. She needed many medical equipment. With open access and with Karen youman’s Help she got what she needed. THANk You very muck
Angie and Rick

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Donated Dental Service Provider: We SO appreciate being part of this program. The transformation in patient's smiles, as well as in confidence and self worth is amazing. Laura (program coordinator) is wonderful to work with and provides all needed support!

1 Rick M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Access Partnership is a true partner for the TogoNetwork. Because of their good work, many people in the little West African country now have diabetic supplies, bandages, baby formula and more (even prosthetics).
In a country where there is lots of medical supplies wasted through arbitrary regulations, Access Partnership truly "redistributes wealth"(and health) in a good way.
They are a trusted partner with TogoNetwork.org and save lives around the world and are a wonderful local resource in Hampton Roads for medical items to churches and those that do not have money for simple medical items that can make lives more comfortable.
I'm a client, but my private foundation is also a contributor to this wonderful organization.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely love this organization! You all have been such a blessing and I would be suffering without you! Laura has been so awesome! I was in so much pain from broken off and abscess teeth. She sent me to the Mission of Mercy to have the teeth taken out and now I have no pain and no more worries about pan in my mouth again. I'm in the Donated Dental Service program finishing the treatment plan for my mouth that I could have otherwise not afforded. I'm on disability, a fixed income and if it's not one thing it's another that keeps you from getting everything you need. Such a blessing. Thank you.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to the Lord for helping me find this organization. Karen Y has been such a great help to me with finding a bed that is suitable for my mom's needs. I highly recommend Access Partnership to anyone who needs help finding the proper equipment. Thank you so very much!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first became aware of ACCESS Partnership, and became acquainted with Candace, Karen, and staff five years ago while seeking nutritional supplies for a needy client. Since then ACCESS has assisted me with securing walkers, diabetic supplies, a bariatric bed, adult briefs, and a plethora of supplies for my low-income clients. I never feel like I'm bothering them when I call seeking assistance and supplies. ACCESS Partnership is a wonderful organization that seeks to bridge the safety net as well as making the larger community aware of the service needs of others. I'm so glad they're here!

1

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.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

1

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!