Charlottesville, VA – As a result of IMPACT’s 2008 Nehemiah Action, with 2,000 people in attendance, the Charlottesville Free Clinic committed to hiring a dentist by March 2009 to begin to serve over 1,000 people on local waiting lists for dental care. The Clinic fulfilled this commitment eight months ahead of schedule and received $230,000 in funding to hire an entire dental staff in addition to a full-time dentist. The waiting list has been reduced to 200 people and the wait time for emergency visits is now 1-2 weeks, down from an original wait of 2-3 years.
Charlottesville, VA – As a result of IMPACT’S 1,600 person Nehemiah Action in 2007, the City of Charlottesville substantially increased their funding for affordable housing from $400,000 to 2.1 million dollars and a joint City-County-University of Virginia Task Force was created to increase housing opportunities for families who earn under $20,000 a year.
Charlottesville, VA – Because of IMPACT’s efforts on public transportation, a new Sunday bus service was implemented in 2007. The bus route to County Social Services and Southwood Mobile Home Park had over 15,000 trips in the first year.