Day: June 8, 2020

VIM is Needed Now More than Ever

Since we opened our doors in 2004, VIM has evolved along with the changing demographics of the county while staying true to our mission of providing access to free, comprehensive healthcare to qualifying adults in the region.  Today, more than half of our patients are foreign born.  Before the coronavirus hit, most of them were working multiple part-time jobs, and all of them were struggling to pay the bills each month.  Now, these people are among the first to have been laid off from the restaurants, resorts and cultural institutions that we treasure…many with no access to stimulus funds or unemployment checks.  Additional local workers are losing their jobs too, along with their employer-provided health insurance.  VIM is responding to meet the moment. VIM Stepped Up During the Pandemic In keeping with Massachusetts state guidelines regarding the coronavirus, VIM is gradually expanding our in-clinic services.  Throughout the pandemic, VIM’s staff

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