ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) is expanding into Bedford County, bringing much-needed resources for disadvantaged families trying to make ends meet.
“I’m just excited to go into the Bedford community more and to help more families. There couldn’t be a better time to expand.”Robin Haldiman – CEO Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP)
Karen Cox of Roanoke, a mother, and grandmother watches over her three grandchildren. She says having monthly health check-ups by a registered nurse is a great help.
“We also once a month have a visit from a nurse that comes a just does a simple assessment of the kids, makes sure that their needs are met and if there is any medical questions I have they direct me in the right direction.”Karen Cox – Roanoke Resident Enrolled in CHIP
CHIP even provides produce and much-needed essentials for families and young children.
“They’ve provided some masks. That’s helped with this COVID situation, they’ve helped from time to time with diapers for the two little ones.”Robin Haldiman – CEO Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP)
In addition, CHIP offers a Mental Health Counselor to help families during these uncertain times
“This has been a very anxiety-producing time for a lot of people, so I think that’s a service to that is really needed.”Robin Haldiman – CEO Child Health Investment Partnership (CHIP)
For more information on CHIP, click here.
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