Who We Serve

Agricultural workers are among the most vulnerable and marginalized in our nation. They face hazardous working conditions and experience many barriers to accessing health care. However, their work is essential to feeding the world.

They may be domestic or international workers, including guest workers who participate in the H-2A program. The H-2A program allows employers to hire foreign national workers to fill temporary agriculture jobs. Guest workers are given an H-2A visa and are afforded certain services, such as our healthcare program for vulnerable populations. Find more information about the H-2A program.

Eligibility: Farmworkers & Their Families

Migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and their families who are uninsured or underinsured are eligible for the program while living and working in the Connecticut River Valley. Agricultural workers working in aquaculture, animal production, and direct farming of seasonal crops are eligible. Agricultural work includes cultivating, harvesting, or preparing seasonal crops for market or storage.

Farmworker on tractor

A migratory agricultural worker is a person whose main employment is agricultural work within the last 24 months, and establishes a temporary home for the purpose of this employment.

A seasonal agricultural worker is a person who is employed in agriculture on a seasonal basis and does not meet the definition of migratory agricultural worker.