Credit: World Central Kitchen

During this extremely challenging time, staying positive can feel more difficult than ever. We’re lucky to be working with some extraordinary individuals and organizations, and to have such dedicated employees here at VIP. We’d like to take a moment to recognize them:

  • Our staff are working around the clock, providing primary and behavioral health care, substance use treatment and support, and housing and shelter when people need it most.
  • World Central Kitchen and Bronx Assemblymember Michael Blake have distributed thousands of healthy meals to clients in our housing and residential facilities.
  • AnnMarie Jameson of Elite Repeat Consignment Boutique and Attorney Peter Jameson donated masks to our health center, helping to keep our staff and patients safe.
Through our trusted relationships with chronically ill patients in under-served communities, and thanks to our staff members, we’re able to continue to provide critical services that help keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. One step at a time, we are all getting through this together. Thank you for supporting our work in the Bronx.

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Be well,

Debbian Fletcher-Blake
Chief Executive Officer