At VNS Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality expert and compassionate home health care. But we also know that healthy people need healthy communities. That’s why we have a wide range of community-based outreach programs to meet the needs of community members, whether they are receiving in-home services from us or not, and anyone who might benefit from additional support.
Service Area: Chinatown and Sunset Park
The VNS Health Community Centers in Chinatown and Sunset Park are places for older adults to access health and social programs that will keep them connected, healthy, and safe at home and in their communities. Programs range from support groups to health screenings to exercise classes.
The community center in Chinatown is home to the VNS Health Chinatown Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC). The Chinatown NNORC helps Chinatown residents 60 years and older stay in their homes as they age. NNORC team members provide services such as case management, health education, and blood pressure screenings both in the community center and at home.
Service Areas: Harlem and the Bronx
The VNS Health HOPE (Hospice Outreach Provider Education) Program is designed to improve access to hospice services among Black and Latino residents of Harlem and the Bronx. By working with neighborhood health care providers, faith leaders, and community groups, the HOPE Program helps people understand how hospice care can help them live more comfortably and have more time with the people they love.
Service Areas: The Bronx and Nassau County
The VNS Health Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a free program for first-time parents that provides education and resources to support healthy pregnancies and babies. NFP nurses work with pregnant people as early in their pregnancies as possible continuing to their child’s second birthday to support their child’s physical, emotional, and social development.
VNS Health Veterans Outreach connects veterans and their loved ones with a skilled veterans liaison, who will help them navigate the many benefits and services available through the Veterans Administration (VA).
VNS Health LGBTQ+ Outreach works with over 100 community organizations and health partners to provide education and resources to members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as identity-specific training to medical professionals.
Community Outreach FAQs
I know someone who might benefit from a VNS Health community program. How do I refer them?
If you’re a health care provider, community leader, or private individual, we rely on you to refer your patients, community members, and loved ones to our community outreach programs.
To connect someone with a community outreach program, visit the program’s page for direct contact or referral information.
I work at a community-based organization. How do I partner with VNS Health?
VNS Health community outreach programs depend on support from and connections within our communities. If you work at a community-based organization and want to partner with a VNS Health community outreach program, visit the program’s page for direct contact or referral information.
How are VNS Health community outreach programs funded?
VNS Health community outreach programs have various funding sources, ranging from government grants to community support to donations.
Help keep our community outreach programs thriving by donating today.
How can I support VNS Health community outreach programs?
VNS Health’s charitable and community-based programs help promote health equity and reach more than 15,000 vulnerable people every year. In 2021 alone, VNS Health provided more than $52 million in charitable care and community benefit programs.
You can support these vital programs by donating today.