The links below include regional, state and national organizations supporting agricultural workers with health and legal advocacy, access, education and more.
Virginia Farm Workers program, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
Legal Aid Justice Center, Farmworkers Initiative
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Farmworker Justice www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org/economic-justice/farmworker-justice/
Southeastern Virginia Health System (including Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, Mathews)
Eastern Shore Rural Health
Remote Area Medical (free pop-up clinic for medical, dental, vision and veterinary care) https://www.ramusa.org/clinic-schedule/
National Center for Farmworker Health
American Civil Liberties Union
National Human Trafficking Hotline, Agriculture
National Immigrant Justice Center
National Immigration Law Center
Justice for Migrant Women
Agriculture is Virginia's largest private industry, generating $70 billion annually and providing for 334,000 jobs. Over 6,000 immigrant farmworkers come to Virginia each year to harvest its crops. These workers - primarily from Mexico, as well as Jamaica, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvadorians and Colombia - harvest crops and live in labor camps three to 11 months out of the year. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the passage of the Migrant Health Act, the landmark agreement that would later become the Community Health Center Program. Community health centers serve approximately 20% of the estimated 4.5 million Agricultural Workers in the U.S. The goal is to increase the number of agricultural workers and their families served in health centers to 2 million.