We embody a patient-centered, holistic approach to health care

At Vecinos, we work to recognize the whole patient and that health is more than any one medical encounter. Farmworkers disproportionately suffer from domestic violence, food insecurity, and diseases. That is why our varied funders, supporters, and partners are so important to successful healthcare for our patients.

If you are interested in becoming a supporter or would like to discuss how your agency can serve farmworkers in WNC, please reach out to us!

Our Partners

Many of our programs and services result only as a product of intentional partnerships. These are some of our formal partnerships. There are many other informal partnerships not listed here that we rely on to bring quality health care to farmworkers in WNC.

30th Judicial District Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Alliance

The 30th Judicial District Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Alliance, Inc. is an award winning regional agency serving seven counties located in the Smoky Mountains of rural far Western North Carolina. Through collaborative work with the local domestic violence-sexual assault programs, area agencies and the criminal justice system, the Alliance provides support, advocacy, and understanding for survivors of abuse and works to create safer communities while empowering victims.

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic

The Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic delivers high-quality dental care to people who cannot otherwise afford these critically needed services. Motivated by the beliefs and core values of our contributors and founding churches, they restore lives, one tooth at a time.

Blue Ridge Health

Blue Ridge Health makes caring for you and your family simple: we offer quality care, close to home, and all under one roof. With multiple services to support all of your healthcare needs and a team of exceptional healthcare providers.

ECU School of Dental Medicine

The ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center in Sylva, North Carolina, exemplifies the Dental School’s vision to improve the health and quality of life of all North Carolinians by creating leaders with a passion to care for the underserved and by leading the nation in community-based, service learning oral health education. We are committed to offering comprehensive general dental services for adults, children and special needs patients in a safe, caring and professional setting.

Harris Regional Hospital

Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital serve the healthcare needs of four of the westernmost counties of North Carolina. Our longstanding reputation for quality, service, and compassion is what makes us stand out as the place for visitors, seasonal residents, and lifelong community members to receive outstanding healthcare.

Jackson County Department of Public Health

Our mission is to enhance, promote, and protect the health of all Jackson County residents with an overall effort to enhance their health status through prevention and education.

MANNA Food Bank

MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC. MANNA is an acronym and stands for Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Together we can solve hunger.

Mountain Area Health Education Center

MAHEC was established in 1974 to improve training and retention of healthcare professionals across Western North Carolina. We are dedicated to excellence in clinical care, health professions education, and innovative practices that can be replicated nationally.

The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP) is a statewide Migrant Health Voucher Program within the Office of Rural Health and Community Care, NC DHHS. As opposed to a free-standing health center, NCFHP works with local agencies to provide care throughout the state to meet the needs of smaller densities of farmworkers. NCFHP responds to gaps in health care that would otherwise prevent farmworkers from accessing needed care.

Student Action with Farmworkers

SAF works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Southeast and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system. Since 1992, they have engaged thousands of students, farmworker youth, and community members in the farmworker movement.

Western Carolina University College of Health and Human Sciences

The mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to offer quality education for a variety of professional careers. In fulfilling this role, the College provides undergraduate and graduate programs that are committed to providing learning opportunities to students aspiring to careers that serve the needs of our society. Service to disadvantaged segments of society most in need of care across age, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrum are central to the mission of the College’s educational programs.

Western North Carolina Aids Project

WNCAP works to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS, while at the same time working to prevent further spread of the disease in our community. We do this by offering supportive services for those who are living with HIV or AIDS and forming partnerships with a wide range of community agencies to bring life-saving prevention information to all residents in 18 counties.