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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, low-income adults ages 19 to 64 years of age.

Geographic areas served: Hampton Roads

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

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a part time staff member and was able to connect a domestic violence victim with much needed mobility equipment they left behind when they fled a situation.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no time more fitting to express my sincere appreciation for you… Thank you so much for all you do and giving VBMRC the opportunity to work with you and Access Partnership. Couldn’t do it without you!

Ellen Burgess

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of my first weeks with Access Partnership was during a Dental Outreach and it has been non stop since. I was amazed at how great the need for dental care in the community, the amount of people served and the gratefulness of those served. Initially this was a job to support my family and pay the bills. Now, however, it has become a mission to do everything in my power to connect the uninsured and under served to health care. Access Partnership has changed my life by letting me help others better theirs.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with Access Partnership has been a blessing! Having a resource like this within the community means so much to so many people. Candie and her staff's continued excellence in fulfilling their mission of helping those in Hampton Roads is definitely a vital one and the connections made have helped my organization personally.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Access Partnership always seems to be there for my underinsured patients. They often have DME or supplies that the patients need, they also assist with arranging follow-up care and many other things. The leadership of Access Partnership always seems to have her finger on the pulse of what the community needs and will seek community support to provide the needed services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been very impressed with the work done by the Access Partnership when tackling health care issues within our community. The Director of Access Partnership brings great knowledge to the table on community needs. The work the orgnaization does in bringing community partners to the table to provide services to the uninsured and the underinsured. I have used them to locate services for many of the patients I case manage.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Registered Nurse Case Manager this organization has provided useful resources for the clientel that I serve.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am currently working as an intern with this organization. Through my time with the program thus far, I have been able to become more knowledgeable about the community and population that this organization serves. I have been provided the opportunity to learn about the macro and micro sides of social work through working with an organization that looks for change on the client level as well as the organization, community, and state levels. Access Partnership works hard to make changes and impact on a grand scale.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very good at helping our non-profit access grants and directing patients to us.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an undergraduate social work student, I was selected to intern with Access Partnership for part of my undergraduate intern hours required for graduation. I have learned so much as a student intern with Access Partnership. Additionally, the opportunity to intern led to a job opportunity after graduation. They say you never burn bridges, so I made sure to stay in touch and about 2 weeks after graduation, I received an email about a job opportunity with Access Partnership. I've been with Access Partnership for 9 months now, in addition to the six months I previously interned with the agency.

We've helped hundreds of people gain access to specialist medical and dental care. We also go the extra mile and take donations of gently used medical equipment to give out to those who may need it and be unable to afford it for whatever reason.

Every non profit has its values... Access Partnership is valuable because we connect people to care they may otherwise have not received.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Being forwarded the opportunity to work with Access Partnership and witnessing first hand the active role played in serving the community through medical and dental needs, for those who would otherwise be without care, has made for a very positive experience. The dedication of staff, student interns, and volunteers is noticed on a daily, and is very inspiring.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with Access Partnership has been a perfect marriage between my schooling and love for serving others. I have worked for other non-profits and Access Partnership is among the best. Our mission to help those in need is always in the forefront on daily operations.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was at the Outreach Access Partnership puts on for those who can not afford dental needs. It was amazing to see how many people they helped and how the people who got work done were so grateful! Its about helping ones community, and that's what Access Partnership does!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is wonderful! I appreciate you adding it (Marketplace Enrollment Sessions) to your FB page as well as headlining it in your weekly newsletter. It makes my soul soar to partner with people like yourself to make our corner of the world a healthier and better place. I feel extremely fortunate to have you and Access Partnership in our region. VB Public Health Director

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working for Access Partnership as well as being a recipient in their program has been such a blessing to me personally. To be able to help people with medical and dental needs that they would have otherwise not had ,.has been one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had. I love going to work knowing I'm truly making a difference in the lives of others.
C.H.Chesapeake

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Access Partnership is a wonderful non-profit helping the uninsured in Hampton Roads gain access to healthcare they would not otherwise have access to. This program deserves more attention so it can better reach those in need in the community. Upon learning about Access Partnership, I have heard numerous positive reviews from clients served. This program is touching so many lives in such a positive way. Keep up the great work Access Partnership!

Candie D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thankful to have this organization in Hampton Roads! They identify gaps in the health safety net and work very hard to find solutions. Their services are used by many Case Managers to obtain medical and dental care, DME, nutritional supplements and other resources that patients don't have funds to cover.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Virginia Reuse Network (VRN) is a partnership among state agencies, non-profits, and individuals interested in helping Virginians with disabilities access vital durable medical equipment/assistive technology. The VRN serves Virginians who are uninsured, underinsured, or lack resources to acquire technology on their own. Access Partnership has been an excellent partner in helping our state's assistive technology program (Virginia Assistive Technology System) meet our mission to help individuals have access to and acquire appropriate and affordable assistive technology. The Access Parntership "News Flash" is an excellent resource for durable medical equipment and other community resources. Candie at Access Partnership has helped individuals with disabilities all over the Commonwealth by providing durable medical equipment at no cost. Access Partnership is a strong contributor to our "Virtual Network" and along with our other formal and informal partners, is helping Virginians gain access to needed rehab equipment!