“There’s a lot that goes into providing healthcare for any specialized population, but certainly one that’s so marked by recent trauma,” Vecinos executive director Marianne Martinez said. “Barriers to care, like transportation, like language, like costs, like timing — this is why Vecinos exists.”
Vecinos was featured in Blue Ridge Public Radio’s two-part story on farmworkers’ mental health, barriers to care and how providers in Western NC are working to improve access in their area. Click on the links below to read more.
Part 1: WNC PRoviders Turning Attention to Farmworkers’ Mental Health
Part 2: Salud Mental: Migrant Farmworkers Face Numerous Obstacles to Mental Healthcare