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They stressed how important it was that they got the medicine and how thankful they were for my help. Being able to give the patient the help they needed and seeing the positive impact it had really highlighted how important my role is as a patient advocate and made the experience even more worthwhile
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2019-2020 NHC Chicago member Tierney Whelan shares a bit about herself and what she is looking forward to in her year of service.
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Through the NHC Florida AmeriCorps program, I have the pleasure of teaching something I’m most passionate about and influencing the health behaviors of up to 170 of the most adorable children each week.
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A question I have heard numerous times from patients and Gateway employees over the past two months is: “What is AmeriCorps?” Answering this question is a challenge in itself, but luckily I had a year of experience answering this exact question while serving with AmeriCorps St. Louis.
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"My first couple of months serving at BH Medical Respite were especially important because I learnt what it meant to meet clients where they are and the importance of empowerment. I am incredibly thankful for the BH Medical Respite team in showing me how to provide holistic, patient centered care with the homeless population."
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