Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County is now Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey. We are still VIM. We are still providing great care to the uninsured. We are still a vital safety net for the underserved. But we are expanding! Thanks to a generous annual commitment from a private family foundation, there will soon be a VIM clinic in Atlantic County.
This satellite has caused us to reconsider our name and our logo. It has not caused us to reconsider our commitment to the health care needs of the uninsured in Cape May County. It does mean, the good people of Atlantic County will now have access to the same great care.
We are thrilled to announce we will be seeing patients in the Family Service Association of South Jersey (FSA) building in Egg Harbor Township. FSA is a multi-service, United Way, agency that serves over 8,500 children, adolescents and adults annually. Their service area includes behavioral health, anti-poverty, child welfare and strengthening families and communities.
Cindy Herdman Ivins, President/CEO of Family Service Association, said “We at FSA are excited to be hosting VIM. VIM is a respected partner agency that fills a much needed gap in care for many in our community. Many of FSA's individuals and families who currently struggle with affording medical care will benefit from the high quality care they will receive from VIM. We look forward to working together to further one another's mission.”
The new clinic has already had fabulous support from the community. The Atlantic County Department of Health has been very helpful. SOSH Architects designed the new clinic. Pending final township approval, Massett Building Company will do the build-out with some help from the local unions.
Executive Director, Jackie Meiluta said “Everyone in Atlantic County has been so gracious. They recognize that VIM will fill a void in the healthcare landscape for the uninsured in Atlantic County. We can hardly wait to get started”