My Dear Precious and Priceless Access Partnership......Candie, Laura and Anthony,
Forgive me for the lapse of time in acknowledging your Kindness and Graciousness to me even before my horrific car accident (broken pelvic, fractures on tail bone, etc..) on July 22, 2020 as well as during my recovery period and no doubt our future relationship together.
Please forgive me as well for my grammar and spelling and punctuation?? That's not my specialty, but I am very Passionate about the message I try to get across and the "EXCLAMATION SYMBOL" ON THE KEYBOARD IS MY FAVORITE KEY AS YOU WILL SEE!!!!!
When I think back how Access Partnership and I even connected, it brings a thought to mind and smile on my face of "IMAGINE THAT!....WHO KNEW!" WHO KNEW where this would lead to when I called Rena Lewis, my Advocate from ECI (The Endependence Center, Advocating for people with various physical or mental challenges) about having discomfort in my left knee and was in need of a knee brace, and without a moment's hesitation referred me to Access Partnership and one other resource.
Unknowingly, this would OPEN A DOOR....to a WONDERFUL WORLD OF RESOURCES AND NEW RELATIONSHIPS for myself and limitless others in need of some sought of medical device to assist them in their daily living........AND AT NO COST!!!!! FREE!!!! NO STRINGS ATTACHED!!!!
ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO QUALIFY IS THAT "YOU HAVE A "NEED!"
HOW PROFOUNDLY SIMPLE AND HOW SIMPLY PROFOUND ACCESS PARTNERS PROGRAM WORKS!!!
AND THAT'S NOT ALL! As for me personally and no doubt many many others, a personal and caring relationship with each of you has Blossomed along the way!!! IT'S A WIN WIN FOR ALL INVOLVED!!! THE GIFT OF GIVING....THE GIFT OF RECEIVING........AND THE GIFT OF GIVING BACK WHAT WAS GIVEN AND THEN SOME!!!!!
WOW!!!! NO DOUBT THE LORDS HANDS ARE ALL OVER THIS PROGRAM!!!ONLY THE GOOD LORD HIMSELF COULD HAVE SET SOMETHING UP LIKE THIS!!! AND YOU ARE A NON-PROFIT!!! AND SO IS ECI,!!! AND YOU CANDIE...AND YOU LAURA....AND YOU ANTHONY.....AS WELL AS RENA....ARE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS.....!!!!!
THANK YOU, ACCESS PARTNERSHIP, FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE THROUGH THE GOOD! THROUGH THE BAD! AND THROUGH THE VERY UGLY!!!
THANK YOU, ACCESS PARTNERSHIP, FOR EVEN THE INDISPENSABLE HAND GRABBERS AND WALKER WHICH WAS DEEMED SO NECESSARY TO ADVANCE MY RECOVERY, ESPECIALLY IN THE BEGINNING WHEN MOST DIFFICULT!!!
THANK YOU, ACCESS PARTNERSHIP FOR TAKING THIS JOURNEY WITH ME!!! FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!! FOR ALL YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT!!!
THANK YOU, CANDIE, FOR SUCH LEADERSHIP!!! THAT'S BECAUSE YOU HAVE SUCH A SERVANT'S HEART!!!! THANK YOU FOR LEADING AND GROOMING SUCH A SPECTACULAR TEAM!!! YOU COULD TELL A TREE BY IT'S FRUIT AND YOUR TREE IS BEARING SUCH INCREDIBLE FRUIT!! I APPLAUD YOU!! CANDIE!!!!
THANK YOU, LAURA, FOR ALL YOUR PATIENCE WITH ME AND ALWAYS WITH A SMILE!!! AND FOR CONTINUALLY FOLLOWING THROUGH ON WHATEVER YOU SAY YOU ARE GOING TO DO AND STAYING RIGHT ON TOP OF THINGS!!! I APPLAUD YOU, LAURA!!!!
THANK YOU, ANTHONY, FOR YOUR GENTLENESS WITH ME AND TOLERATING "ALL" MY QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES WITH EFFORTLESS COMPASSION!!! I APPLAUD YOU, ANTHONY!!!
THANK YOU! EACH OF YOU....FOR ALL YOUR WARM AND GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY AND EXTRA MEASURE OF PATIENCE WITH ME!!!! THANK YOU! FOR BEING A ESCALATION!!!! HALLMARK!!!!
BEFORE I CLOSE, I HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW.... REMEMBER THIS ALL BEGAN BECAUSE I NEEDED A CERTAIN KIND OF KNEE BRACE. WELL, ALL THIS IS SO GOD, BECAUSE AS FAR AS I KNOW TO THIS DAY YOU STILL DON'T HAVE THE KNEE BRACE I NEEDED AT THE TIME AND EVEN IF YOU DID, THE DOCTORS WOULDN'T EVEN ALLOW ME TO WEAR IT AT THIS SEASON OF MY LIFE BECAUSE OF MY CAR ACCIDENT!!!!! GOD IS THE BOSS!!! HE CONNECTS THE DOTS IN EACH OF OUR LIVES!!! THIS WAS NEVER ABOUT A KNEE BRACE!!!!
SO I SAY.....THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU, LORD FOR YOU ARE GOOD AND FOR ALL THE GOOD GIFTS THAT YOU HAVE BESTOWED ON ME THAT COULD ONLY COME FROM YOU....OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!!!
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF ACCESS PARTNERS!
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF, CANDIE!
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF, LAURA!
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF, ANTHONY!
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF ECI!
THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF RENA
THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING AN 11 ON A SCALE OF 1-10
THANK YOU FOR BEING MY PARTNER AND THANK YOU, FOR NOT LEAVING YOUR PARTNER (ME) BEHIND
THANK YOU, ACCESS PARTNERSHIP.......YOU ARE TRULY "THE GOOD SAMARITANS!"
I AM AND WILL REMAIN SO SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL,
WITH ALL SINCERITY,
GILDA 'GIGI' OLIVIERI
I am disabled and recently my occupational therapist recommended I begin using a shower bench and hand-held shower wand. I have a low income, but Access Partnership came to the rescue! Access Partnership provided me with both! I was so thankful! Laura was so nice and gracious! Access Partnership met a crucial need in a short amount of time. Such an important resource in our community.
WE LOVE ACCESS PARTNERSHIP!!!!! Candice Driskell is an absolute angel on Earth. She has a heart a gold, a steel resolve and an unwaivering commitment to whose she serves. Access Partnership is one of the greatest partners to the Chesapeake Health Department and public health. They get the job DONE!
As the enrollment specialist for Medicaid and health insurance as well as outreach in the 757 area , I often need additional resources for my clients . ACCESS TO PARTNERSHIP is my constant source, just the weekly news blast that is released by ACCESS PARTNERSHIP overflows with ways to connect people to resources. It also keeps me current on local events, causes and solutions. Not to mention when I contact ACCESS PARTNERSHIP , THEY RESPOND !!!!! And if they don't have the resources they will find the source that can lead you to the answer, can I say it's a WIN for the people that I am personally grateful for.
I am a Nurse Navigator/Care Manager at Chesapeake Regional and I have used Access Partnership too many times to count when assisting patients. They are very knowledgeable, quck to help and a true blessing to their clients. Outstanding organization.
I am a Care Manager nurse at EVMS and been using my newsletter from AP for years to be able to help my patients connect to donated supplies. Its an AMAZING service that they offer and my patients are so appreciative of the help and resources. Several have even donated back.
The newsletter is always informative too
Dental is a HUGE problem for our many seniors in the underserved and indigent area and they offer some wonderful resources there also
Thanks for ALL you all do !!!
When my special needs grandson lived with me years ago, Access Partnership help me get the adult diapers and other medical supplies we needed until we were able to complete the paperwork for his medical insurance to cover these supplies. When he finally was potted trained and we were blessed to be able to donate back to Access Partnership four cases of adult diapers. Since then I have referred many people struggling to get supplies, some not as fortunate as us to have insurance to cover them. Thank you!!
Access Partnership was able to connect ForKids with 10 donated laptops to help our client families overcome the digital divide while schools are closed due to COVID. Thank you!
I am a social worker for a local home care agency. I work closely with Access Partnership for my patients and have always had a wonderful experience over the last 3 years with this nonprofit!
When I injured myself last week and was told that I needed to be non-weight bearing, I contacted Karen to see if I could borrow a wheelchair until I was able to walk. Access Partnership loaned me a beautiful chair what will hopefully be available again (when I return it) in a month for someone else! Access partnership makes it easy to obtain quality medical equipment and supplies for the indigent, uninsured or just someone needing assistance in our community. They are friendly, professional and compassionate!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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,
James W. Ireland, COL, USA, (Ret.)
Service Officer, Chesapeake VFW POST 2894
“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!”
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.
(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!
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).
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
(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.
Thank you Access Partnership and Ms. Karen for your dedication to this community!
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 .
We are thankful to have been of assistance to you and your husband!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Happy we could help!
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.
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!
It is a pleasure working with Tanya and Mission United! Glad we could help a veteran!
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!!!!
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!
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.
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!
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!!
I don't have insurance and after a fall, suffered a bad break in my thigh. I called United Way for help and they referred me to Access Partnership. They were able to give me a wheelchair. It has been a blessing! Since I cannot put any weight on my leg, I would have been stuck and relying on everyone else. At least now I have some freedom.
My mom is wheelchair bound, but thankfully can still move form chair to chair. Access Partnership remembered we have been searching for a Bariatric Wheelchair, and today they were able to provide us with one! Which now means, instead of my mom being stuck in the house she can get out and go shopping with me or run little errands, just able to go do anything to get out of the house! I'm just so very excited for this weekend now, I'm defiantly taking her out lunch and who knows where else we might go, our options are endless thanks to you Access!
My husband has a history of strokes and suffers from immobility. He has now developed painful pressure sores. Access Partnership was able to provide us with a patient lift, to help move him around, and also an air mattress. This will keep him more comfortable and help with preventing more pressure sores. I only wish I found out about them sooner. Thank you Access Partnership!