Farm labor ranks as one of the top three most dangerous occupations in the country and farmworkers suffer from incredible occupational risks, disproportionate general health issues, and extreme barriers to care. Agriculture is NC’s leading industry, yet farmworkers are some of the most underserved in the state. Vecinos believes that access to health care is a basic human right, but due to our geographic isolation, lack of public transportation, and institutional and social discrimination, many farmworkers and their families do not enjoy that right.
We are a free clinic, serving 100% uninsured and underinsured patients with free primary and behavioral health care. Our patients identify as Hispanic or Latino and 97% fall at-or-below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Integrated Care Program
Vecinos offers bilingual, integrated primary and mental health care through out-patient clinics and mobile medical clinics.
Farmworker Health Outreach Program
The heart of our organization, we reach out directly to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and assist them in accessing health care through medical interpretation, transportation, medication delivery, and services brought to the migrant camps.
Community Health Outreach Program
Currently focusing strongly on COVID vaccine equity, we help uninsured, low-income Latinx adults access testing, vaccines, and assistance during quarantine.
Community Engagement Program
We work to build the visibility and reception of Vecinos across different sectors in Western North Carolina through community and business relationship management, marketing and communications, and outreach/fundraising opportunities