Community Impact

The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic  practices under the philosophy of a “Culture of Caring.” This philosophy recognizes the strengths of those in need and respects their dignity. We seek to heal not only physical illness, but also the injury caused by bias, prejudice, and indifference.

The Story of Connie Martell

The Story of Connie Martell

Connie reminds us that Today is the right time to say Thank You Life is so precious and goes by way too fast.   We hear it, we know it and yet we procrastinate daily. Case in point: During the early days of the Pandemic, until just a couple of months ago, one of our...

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Paula & Mike’s Story

Paula & Mike’s Story

Charlotte County’s under-served population has many faces... Paula and Mike were a hardworking couple. Though they struggled to make ends meet, they were proud that they were always able to pay their own way.  Sadly, neither had health insurance, but they knew that...

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The Youngest Philanthropist

The Youngest Philanthropist

Jackson Winkler is the youngest Philanthropist we know! For his 6th Birthday Party, Jackson asked his guests instead of bringing birthday presents for him, to bring items that could be donated to the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, “to help people in...

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Paula & Mike’s Story

Barbara’s Story

As a single, working mother, Barbara Thomas was used to making sacrifices. The owner of a childcare service, Barbara made a career out of putting others before herself. One of these sacrifices included health insurance, a fact that culminated into a harsh reality for...

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Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer’s Story

“I have been a patient at Virginia B. Andes for a number of years, and it has been an incredible God-Send for me.  Whenever I have occasion to be there, I am flooded with gratitude that this amazing, much needed, facility exists - especially in a relatively small...

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Paula & Mike’s Story

Meet James……

James is only 55 and has a history of alcohol dependence, anxiety, chronic back pain, and depression.  The VBA physician noted that he had elevated liver enzymes and other abnormal labs that are affected by alcohol abuse. He spent a lot of time with him going over...

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Paula & Mike’s Story

Debbie’s Story

Meet Debbie……… I had just moved here from Boston, Massachusetts and had taken my prescription to CVS to be filled.  I was told that it would be $800 because my insurance did not cover me in Florida. I did some research with family & friends and learned about...

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Paula & Mike’s Story

A Mission Message from Maggie

In honor of Virginia B. Andes, I would like to thank the organization for its superb volunteer work in the delivery and facilitation of Medical, Pharmacy and Wellness Services to the under-served in Charlotte County. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I am...

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Another Success story at VBA… Diana

Another Success story at VBA… Diana

“Hi, my name is Diana and I have been utilizing the VBA Volunteer Clinic since 2005.  It’s a wonderful program run by all Volunteers, very caring men and women. The limits they reach out to help you are amazing! And they have many services. But back to my weight...

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