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November Cause Spotlight: Ole Health

10-11-2016

We can't believe it's already almost mid-November! With Thanksgiving and Black Friday right around the corner, the ONEHOPE Team is working non-stop (okay, maybe for a little wine break here and there...)! This month, we are celebrating OLE Health, one of our cause partners.

OLE Health is a premier healthcare organization that provides primary healthcare to people of all ages throughout all stages of life. They are a bit different than other healthcare organizations because they "practice a new model of high-quality healthcare that helps people get and stay healthy. Each patient works with a dedicated team of medical professionals to get the range of services they need, when and where they need them." They have served over 34,000 residents in Napa and Solano counties for over 40 years.

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A touching success story that was shared with us by OLE Health was truly incredible:

"Recently, in one of our farmworker events, a female farmworker was one of the last people to get screened and speak with one of OLE’s health providers. The team noticed that the worker was staying behind, waiting for the other workers to go first, she purposefully wanted to be the last to speak with them. With a sad look on her face, she waited until the last person left and then approached one of our health providers in tears. The provider recommended that the female farmworker come in for a behavioral health screening after making a quick health assessment.

When the female farmworker made it to her appointment at one of OLE’s clinics, she began to cry uncontrollably. Her husband has recently passed away, leaving her and her children alone. He was the bread winner of the family and she had recently started working to earn wages to take care of her family as she was still grieving the loss of her husband. Our outreach specialists were able sit her down and bring comfort to her in her time of need. They spoke for 45 minutes about what she was going through and what resources we were able to provider her during this tough time. We also talked to her about the possible services available to help her and her children.

The loss of her husband was devastating for her, but she was so happy that we were able to come to her in the grape fields and provide the guidance and resources she needed to take care of her and her family, including health care for her family, resources for food, and a provider who understood what she was going through. We continue checking in on her until this day to make sure she has everything she needs to help take of her family during this tragic time.

Her story is so similar to others who work in Napa Valley to pick grapes every day in a community that is unfamiliar to them, they are scared to seek help and can often feel hopeless, if left untreated, many of the farmworkers resort to alcohol abuse or worse to help alleviate the depression of being so far away from home without their families. OLE Health is there to be there in their time of need and help them get back on their feet."

We work with OLE Health to provide Napa farmworkers with medical care and health education through their non-profit, Clinic Ole. Both of our Rutherford Estate wines, the Fume Blanc and the Sauvignon Blanc donate to OLE Health.

This season, we celebrate being healthy with the ones we love! Cheers to that.

Love,
The ONEHOPE Team

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