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.”
Our volunteers do the hands-on work that made it possible to provide more than 41,000 visits lat year to patients in need throughout the Chester County region. During our annual Volunteer Recognition Event the CVIM staff puts on a show to thank our volunteers for their dedication of time and talent. This year’s theme was Beauty and the Beast with the staff performing a CVIM rendition of “Be Our Guest”…check it out!
See our 5, 10, and 15 year volunteer honorees here!
CVIM received one of three $100,000 Core Mission Grants awarded by the generous women of Impact100 Philadelphia. As finalists, we stood among an incredible group of nonprofits doing work that is essential to the welfare of our shared community – thank you to each of you for the impact you are making and to Impact100 Philadelphia for your support!
CVIM needs help recruiting more bilingual (English/Spanish) volunteers in these areas:
We have availability most days of the week. Talk to your friends, neighbors and community groups. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please reach out to Marie 610-836-5990 ext.106.
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We are happy to share our first commercial that will air throughout channels on Comcast! A special thank you to Comcast Spotlight and Citadel for their wonderful partnerships, and for donating their time and resources throughout this process.