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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

Celebrating Women’s History Month 

The MolinaCares Accord and Molina Healthcare are proud to support organizations that are empowering women and girls throughout the country. In March, we celebrate the historical contributions of women but also look to the future for ways we can continue to support girls and women with the resources they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.  

Hebron Girls Program (VA)

Hebron VA, Inc. received grant funds from the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation to support after-school programming and a weekend retreat for girls in Petersburg, Virginia. Both the conference and the after-school program focus on providing girls with a safe environment to learn skills in the areas of meditation and mental health, self-defense, sex education, financial literacy, conflict resolution/anti-bullying, and more. This program supports and uplifts young girls to be the healthiest version of themselves and learn the tools they need to be successful. 

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (GA)

As part of Molina’s commitment to maternal health, the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation granted funds to Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia to support a virtual platform that serves as a hub for accessible, evidence-based content that aims to educate and empower women across the perinatal period. Led by licensed/certified professionals from the community, these virtual sessions cover essential topics such as prenatal and postpartum education, breastfeeding, and baby care. Through this grant, over 400 individuals were able to participate in the virtual classes. 

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County (FL)

In Florida, MolinaCares, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Florida, granted funds to Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County for three programs, all focused on supporting pregnant and postpartum women. The first program, the Mahogany Project, helps high-risk pregnant women with childbirth and parenting education, nutrition, mental health, and breastfeeding education. The second program, Mothers Overcoming Maternal Stress (MOMS) is a home visiting program for pregnant women or new moms experiencing depression, anxiety, or difficulty bonding with baby. The third program, Moms4Wellness, focuses specifically on African American and Latina Women with a goal of reducing gestational hypertension and diabetes via doula support, care coordination, and more. Each of these programs serves a vital role in the community to ensure pregnant and new mothers get the support they need during their transition to motherhood. 

March of Dimes (TX)

In Texas, the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Texas, is funding the enhancement of the March of Dimes’ doula training program. A doula is a trained professional who provides physical, emotional and educational support to a birthing individual and their partner during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. A doula supports, educates, advocates, coaches, and nurtures a mom-to-be, working alongside the medical team of nurses, doctors, and midwives. With the grant funding, four women of color are going through training to become community-based doulas in Houston and Harris County.