WE APPRECIATE ALL LEVELS OF SUPPORT!
* For supply donations or to volunteer professional services contact:
AVFCommunication@gmail.com or call 303.587.3557
*For fiscal donations please call 303.587.3557, or make check payable to AVF:
1159 Lefthand Drive, Longmont, CO 80501
*or use the PayPal donate button:
Thank you all so much for your support and financial contributions!
Since November of 2009, AVF operates with 100% in-kind donations, and volunteers. Currently:
- 95% of supplies are generously donated by companies in Colorado, California, Vermont and Canada
- clinic locations are donated by the Longmont American Legion, Post 32 and participating health care providers
- AVF currently works with $0 administrative fees
Acupuncture for Veterans and their Families (AVF) was officially formed in November of 2009 and received its 501(c)(3)status on July 14, 2011. Our mission is to provide quality health care at a low or no cost for veterans, those on active duty, and their immediate family members.
Since October 2017, AVF board member, Daisy Lear is a health care provider for the VA’s Non VA Care department. Similar to the Choice Program, veterans may request to see providers close to their home. Veterans may contact their VA primary care provider and ask for a referral through the Non VA Care department. The veteran does not pay for treatment, health care providers submit a bill to the government, and there is no co-pay.
- For thorough instructions, please click on the article in the side-bar, “Non VA Care”.
- Family members are not eligible for the Non VA Care program, and that is why AVF continues to offer community style acupuncture for immediate family members.
AVF has received support from many volunteers and organizations. Add to the locally recognized issue of inadequate care for veterans and family members, that nationally, the Veteran’s Administration has experienced unprecedented growth in the medical system workload over the past several years. The number of patients treated increased by 29 percent from 4.2 million in 2001 to nearly 5.5 million in 2008. To receive VA health care benefits most veterans must enroll. The VA health care system had nearly 7.9 million veterans who were enrolled as of October 2008. When they enroll, they are placed in priority groups or categories that help VA manage health care services within budgetary constraints and ensure quality care for those enrolled. Many of these veteran’s have conditions that cannot be seen but are very real with regard to the pain and anxiety experienced by the individual. Add one more fact: in the USA, one of every 10 veterans lives in poverty.
Please consider making a donation to this large and deserving population of people.
Thank you for your time and consideration,