Project Access NOW
 The mission of Project Access NOW is to improve the health of our community by creating access to care and
 services for those most in need..

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Project Access NOW’s C3 Community Assistance Program

Upon being discharged from a hospital stay or emergency room visit, low-income people may face additional barriers to returning home, barriers that are only compounded when those people are experiencing homelessness. That’s why Project Access NOW is developing a coordinated system to help discharge planners, social workers, and care managers connect patients to the resources they need to safely leave the hospital, including transportation, temporary housing, and medication assistance.

We’re proud to work with Providence Health & Services as our development partner on this project which we expect to make available to other hospital systems in early 2015.

There are still more than 50,000 uninsured individuals in the Portland metropolitan area.

Your contribution will help the low-income uninsured get the care they need. Today.

Thank you for your support!

Project Access NOW video “Where do you go” from Magaurn Video on Vimeo.

Remember to Sign Up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Project Access NOW recently signed up to participate in the new Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. For those of you who have not heard of this, beginning February 3rd, Fred Meyer will be donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer.

If you shop at Fred Meyer and have a rewards card, please link it to Project Access NOW. We also encourage you to pass this information along to your friends and family who may be interested in supporting Project Access NOW in this way.

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Meet Allen

Allen has spent the past 30 years working full-time on cars, and like so many in our community, has never been offered affordable health insurance through his employer. In 2009, Allen began to have severe back pain that required medical attention – his lack of insurance became problematic.

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United Way of the Columbia Willamette
Project Access NOW operates in strategic partnership with United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, regional Project Access partners, and many generous health care partners.