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Fishing Partnership Support Services

  

 

Fishing Partnership is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 with a charter to support the health and well-being of fishing families here in New England.

 

 

Through innovative planning and a groundbreaking effort, Fishing Partnership was founded in 1997 as a non-profit organization with a charter to support the health and well-being of fishermen and their families in New England. It resulted in the establishment of an affordable health plan that dramatically increased coverage for hard-to-reach, chronically uninsured, high-risk individuals – namely, fishermen and their families.

 

Fishing Partnership expanded services and programs over time to better serve fishermen, fishing families and fishing communities throughout New England, from Montauk to Maine. Today the Fishing Partnership serves over 19,000 households in port towns throughout New England. We do so through the work of Fishing Partnership Navigators, who are members of fishing families. With Navigator offices located in Gloucester, Plymouth, New Bedford, and Chatham, Massachusetts—as well as Kennebunk, Maine, the Fishing Partnership stands on the front lines of the fishing industry throughout New England.

 

The Fishing Partnership Community Navigators facilitate a series of professional services uniquely designed to support fishermen and their families.

 

·   Employs and sustains a first-of-its-kind team of full-time, certified community Navigators;

 

·   Maintains full-time offices, year-round, in four port towns of Massachusetts and one in Maine, serving as a vital resource center for the fishing industry -- places where fishermen congregate, socialize and exchange important information;

 

·   Helps fishermen and their families gain and maintain the kind of health coverage that suits them best while also conducting health and dental screenings;

 

·   Provides safety and survival trainings to reduce on-the-job injuries and fatalities;

 

·   Facilitates support for fishermen and family members to a host of 24 different services;

 

·   Provides transitional support services at times of personal crisis

 

·   Employs and sustains a first-of-its-kind team of full-time, certified community Navigators;

 

·   Maintains full-time offices, year-round, in four port towns of Massachusetts and one in Maine, serving as a vital resource center for the fishing industry -- places where fishermen congregate, socialize and exchange important information;

 

·   Helps fishermen and their families gain and maintain the kind of health coverage that suits them best while also conducting health and dental screenings;

 

·   Provides safety and survival trainings to reduce on-the-job injuries and fatalities;

 

·   Facilitates support for fishermen and family members to a host of 24 different services;

 

·   Provides transitional support services at times of personal crisis

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