KS Community Health Worker Coalition

“I had a client that was in a car accident and hid in her house for eight years without help due to her citizenship status. From the accident, she had a head injury and suicidal thoughts, and the idea to harm someone else several times a day so she hid herself in her room. When I got her case, we helped her with the paperwork process to get a social security card and get temporary Medicaid. I went with her to all of her appointments and she wanted me to interpret for her because she trusted me. I helped that client for over a year and educated her on how to call doctors, how to ask for an interpreter. She went from being scared to leave her house to now where she has become so much more independent. I am very proud of her progress.”

~Guadalupe Tredway, Community Health Worker, University of Kansas Medical Systems