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What It Means to Be a CrossOver Volunteer

Hearing a list of the services offered by CrossOver Healthcare Ministry makes a person wonder if there’s anything they can’t do: Primary care. Dental care. Vision care. Mental health services. Social work. Full HIV/AIDS care. An in-clinic pharmacy. Maternal and OB care.  But what does it take to accomplish all this for nearly 7,000 patients a year?

A dedicated medical and administrative staff, yes. But CrossOver’s impact would be impossible without their greatest asset: 608 volunteers working more than 34,000 hours to ensure every patient receives the quality care and personal attention they deserve.

Since 1983, CrossOver Healthcare Ministry has been providing charitable health care services and connecting residents to the resources they need to live a safe and healthy life. A ministry that began as one doctor and an assistant working in a single room with a sheet for privacy has grown to two full-scale sites at sites in Richmond and Henrico. CrossOver serves residents of all ages, races, cultures, religions, immigration statuses, and languages of origin, and their powerful team of volunteers reflects the diversity of those patients.

In 2019 and beyond, CrossOver’s services and the work of their volunteers will still play a critical role in Richmond’s healthcare community: many families and individuals will continue to fall through the cracks, and CrossOver will continue to support these patients as they have done for more than 35 years.

See some reflections from CrossOver volunteers below, and reach out to CrossOver if you would like to become a volunteer or donate to support their powerful work.

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