UWNSV: Shenandoah Community Health Clinic
23 October 2020
We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Elise from United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley and her guest, Pam Murphy, Executive Director for the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic.
Pam explained the various services offered by the free medical clinic and also told us about the free dental clinic they also operate under the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic umbrella for Shenandoah County residents. We talked about the impact COVID-19 has had on patients, patient care, as well as fundraising and expenses. She told us how the impact grants they received from United Way NSV were invaluable to help them continue to serve the community. For more information about Shenandoah Community Health Clinic, visit their website: https://shenclinic.org
Elise told us about ALICE Awareness week currently happening through the end of October and the fundraising efforts associated with it to help 20 ALICE families in our community. ALICE, an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget.
To participate in the fundraisers, visit United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley’s website for more information: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/aliceawareness and follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWNSV
Elise also asked that everyone in the community take their CIVD-19 impact survey. United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley is teaming up with the producers of the ALICE report and the United Way of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County and Warren County Front Royal to collect information about how COVID-19 has impacted households across the region. They hope this survey will provide much needed data in order to continue to serve the needs of the community and assist in the distribution of resources to address those needs. Participants can be of ANY income level and ANY family size, impacted by COVID or not. They need as many unique survey responses as possible in order to make the data as valid as possible. CLICK HERE to access the survey.
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