Project Access NOW
 The mission of Project Access NOW is to improve the health of our community by creating access to care and
 services for those most in need..

There are still more than 50,000 uninsured individuals in the Portland metropolitan area.

Your contribution will help the low-income uninsured get the care they need. Today.

Thank you for your support!

Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Join
Project Access NOW as a Major Stakeholder!

Over the past three years, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon (NPO) has been one of Project Access NOW’s most generous supporters. Their commitment has included providing major sponsorship at our annual Bridges t Health Care event, serving on the Project Access NOW Board of Directors, and the invaluable support they have offered as service providers for Project Access NOW clients. With this history of support, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that NPO has decided to make a multi-year commitment to Project Access NOW by joining as a Healthcare Stakeholder. Our Healthcare Stakeholder’s collectively provide nearly half of our revenue each year. This is a significant commitment by NPO in addition to their many years of generosity and we are so grateful for their dedication to Project Access NOW.

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Project Access NOW is GuideStar Gold!

GuideStar is a 501©(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents information about all IRS-registered nonprofit organizations in an easy-to-understand format. The mission of GuideStar is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. GuideStar knows that the best possible decisions are made when donors, funders, researchers, educators, professional service providers, governing agencies, and the media have all the information they need about the nonprofits they work with.

Project Access NOW agrees and as Gold Star Participants, we have shared our information openly and completely! Take a look at our Gold Star Report Below and if there is any further information you would like we are happy to make it available upon request!

Remember to Sign Up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Project Access NOW recently signed up to participate in the new Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. For those of you who have not heard of this, beginning February 3rd, Fred Meyer will be donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer.

If you shop at Fred Meyer and have a rewards card, please link it to Project Access NOW. We also encourage you to pass this information along to your friends and family who may be interested in supporting Project Access NOW in this way.

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Staff Profile: Johnny Dejeas

Johnny is Project Access NOW’s Program Support Specialist. He grew up and lived in Chile until 3 years ago when he relocated to the United States with his wife. At a young age, Johnny became involved in community-based work. He was an intern at the University of Valparaíso Senior Citizen Institute, where he planned workshops and trainings for senior citizens. After completing his studies at Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Johnny continued his work with senior citizens as an instructor with the city government in Quintero, Chile. He created and presented memory training for senior citizens based on neuroscience and cognitive-behavioral findings.

When Johnny relocated to the United States he wanted to continue his work serving the community. He worked with Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Everett, WA as a Program Coordinator and Resource Specialist. In these positions, Johnny assisted in project development and also supported Latino families as an interpreter, helping communicate beyond language and cultural differences. After moving to Portland, Johnny discovered an opportunity to join the team here at Project Access NOW.

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Meet Allen

Allen has spent the past 30 years working full-time on cars, and like so many in our community, has never been offered affordable health insurance through his employer. In 2009, Allen began to have severe back pain that required medical attention – his lack of insurance became problematic.

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United Way of the Columbia Willamette
Project Access NOW operates in strategic partnership with United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, regional Project Access partners, and many generous health care partners.

Project Access NOW video “Where do you go” from Magaurn Video on Vimeo.