During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
If you are looking for a way to give back in the community, please consider our outdoor Farmer's Market as a (gloved, social distanced) hands-on opportunity to make a difference.
Volunteers who can give us one or two hours on one or more Wednesdays between 10:45 am and 3 pm are needed this summer and fall to ensure vendors and shoppers are observing social distancing, mask, and hand sanitizing protocols, to staff information tables with nutritional information, and lend a hand during our COVID19-modified Healthy Back to School and Eating Well days during national Health Center Week in August. Bilingual Spanish/English desirable but not required. Volunteers will be provided with masks and gloves. Our Market will be opening for the 2020 season on Wednesday, July 8 and will return every Wednesday from 11 am to 3 pm until Thanksgiving.
Norwalk Community Health Center hosts a public Farmer's Market in its parking lot every Wednesday in season. It has provided access to fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, and plants for the past 10 years and fills an important and growing need for our patients and in our neighborhood. The Health Center's Farmer's Market voucher program, funded by individual contributions and support from Newman's Own Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and others makes fresh produce more affordable as well more accessible to food-insecure patients by stretching their food dollars. More than 300 patient families used these vouchers to shop at our Farmer’s Market for seasonal local produce in 2019. Given the spike in unemployment and underemployment that has affected our patients in greater proportion that the rest of the community, we anticipate an even busier season in 2020.
Corporate, Faith-based or other Groups - together or with one or more members rotating from week to week- are welcome.
120 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854, US
At the Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC), we believe that accessible healthcare should be a vital part of every community. We are committed to serving as an active partner in the South Norwalk Community. It is our mission to provide healthcare services tailored to the needs of the community and to every patient, regardless of status or socioeconomic background.
NCHC is a 501(c)3 Federally Qualified Health Center serving the underinsured/uninsured residents of Norwalk. We have a patient base of over 13,000 generating over 60,000 visits since opening April 12, 1999. We offer primary care in three areas, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and OB/GYN, as well as clinics such as pulmonology and endocrinology.
Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc.120 Connecticut AvenueNorwalk, CT 06854
June 16, 2020