Join Impact100 Philadelphia members on MLK Day Monday, January 15th from 1:00-3:00pm at Community Volunteers in Medicine to see how we have put our 2017 grant money to work serving our patients. Help us re-stock much-needed medical supplies by bringing along items from the OTC Wish List.
CVIM has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine in the article “32 Ways to be Good Philadelphia”.
“Community Volunteers in Medicine
What They Do: Mend the Safety Net
Chester County is the healthiest and wealthiest in the state, but this West Chester nonprofit still saw 35,178 patient visits in 2016: Its clients are at or below 300 percent of the poverty line but don’t qualify for government support. Last spring, CVM won $100,000 from giving circle Impact100 Philly to expand its Mobile Dental Outreach program as well as fund a bilingual patient education guide. (About 55 percent of its clients speak Spanish.) The org relies mostly on volunteers and gifts, with an overhead of just 10 percent, so the equivalent of your flu shot co-pay will go a long way. Get involved: cvim.org”
CVIM has been featured as Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Charity! Check out Parade Magazine’s article “From Alabama to Wyoming, Outstanding Charities in Every State” “If you’re sick or injured and don’t have insurance or money for a doctor, Community Volunteers in Medicine has your back. Since 1998 it’s offered primary medical care, dental services and free prescription medications to the uninsured and families with incomes less than 300 percent of poverty level in Chester County. Last year some 4,000 patients received help, including almost $4.3 million worth of medications and supplies.”