Our Client Stories

They really seemed to care about me. I don’t know what I would have done had it not been for Project Access NOW.
Project Access NOW client

Client Stories

Gerardo’s Story

Gerardo with Project Access NOW employee Sasha Viches When Project Access NOW client Gerardo walked into our office to speak to us for this article, he was pleased to find an old friend waiting for him. Gerardo and Project Access NOW's own Program Implementation Specialist Sasha Viches first met in 2013, when Gerardo sought help for pain in his foot…
Derrick
May 27, 2016
Client Stories

Sonji’s Story

Photo by Antonio Harris When Sonji moved to Portland in 2011, it was with the goal of turning her passion for helping others into a career as a nonprofit professional. That goal seemed to be getting closer when, in 2012 she found a temporary position working with the local chapter of a major nonprofit organization. Sonji enjoyed the satisfaction of…
Derrick
September 28, 2015
Client Stories

Elvia’s Story

Elvia and Project Acces NOW care coordinator Marisela Marquez.Photo by Soulayvanh Beisel Elvia, like many of the clients we serve, remains unable to access health insurance under the Affordable Care Act due to her undocumented legal status. She works hard to help support her family and even pays taxes but, when she learned that certain symptoms she'd been experiencing were due…
Derrick
September 28, 2015
Client Stories

Noe’s Story

Noe and Kim The soreness and cramps in his groin, buttocks and legs were so debilitating for Noe, he was unable to stand up straight or to move in and out of cars as he was required to do in his job as a car salesman. So he had to stop working. With no job and no health insurance, Noe…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015
Client Stories

Monica’s Story

Monica felt ill and had so much pain after she ate she could barely walk. A visit to the Essential Health Clinic revealed her need for further testing to determine the cause. Because Monica was unable to work and lacked health insurance, Essential Health Clinic referred her to Project Access NOW for help. A Project Access NOW care coordinator arranged…
Fellene Gaylord
February 28, 2015