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YWCA of Binghamton -- Rural Clients

Some of our grantees have asked for more resources and information on outreach and support for clients located in rural areas.
Clients living in rural communities face many of the same challenges that those living in urban areas face, such access, but the barriers may be complicated by lack of public transportation, limited local resources and geographic isolation.
There was a webinar this month which looked at some practices to outreach to these communities and the story below illustrates some of the challenges faced.

One of our clients that lives in a rural area of Harpursville uses our program for transportation. Her doctor found a lump at her yearly physical that she put off for over 2 years due to transportation issues. The doctor told her about our program and how we can help get to her mammogram appointment. She was very grateful that we picked her up and waited until she was done and took her back home. She was called back for a diagnostic view for the following week and once again we were able to take her and bring her home. Her results came out normal and very grateful for our services.

A Grantee's Perspective

Chenango Health Network has received grant funding from the NYS Avon Breast Health Outreach Program for many years. AVON BHOP support has enabled our agency to conduct our Every Woman Counts in Chenango County Campaign, which motivates, encourages and supports hundreds of women who live in this rural upstate county to be screened for breast cancer and receive necessary treatment and support. Read More