LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 9, 2023 — The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Passport by Molina Healthcare (“Passport”), presented a $15,000 donation to Home of the Innocents. The funds will help Home of the Innocents to implement their multisystemic therapy services (MST) program for adolescents in the Greater Louisville area.
Multisystemic therapy service (MST) is an evidence-based program tailored to the needs of each family, supporting children ages 12 through 17 who show chronic or serious anti-social behavior and have a high risk of out-of-home placement. The program uses a home-based model of service delivery, including therapy that educates families on the effects of trauma. Addressing past trauma can prevent it from manifesting into psychiatric disorders, a child’s removal from the home, or detainment in a juvenile justice facility.
“Passport is proud to partner with Home of the Innocents so that they can provide these critical therapy services to young people in the Louisville community,” said Ryan Sadler, plan president of Passport by Molina Healthcare. “It is important that trauma does not define the future of our youth and this proven intervention aligns with our efforts to create positive outcomes for the communities we serve.”
The multisystemic approach focuses on the entire ecology of children’s lives, addressing multiple factors that contribute to antisocial behavior, including factors at the family, school, and community levels.
Studies show among those who have participated in MST, 91% of youth live at home, 86% are in school or working, and 87% have no juvenile arrests at the close of treatments. More than 200,000 families nationwide have been positively impacted by MST.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation and Passport for their foresight and commitment to our community,” said Paul Robinson, president and CEO, Home of the Innocents. “It is through strategic partnerships withorganizations like Passport that children and families in our community have access to needed support services.”
Serving more than 10,000 children and their families last year, the Home of the Innocent programs include a safe haven for at-risk children, clinical treatment services, crisis and intervention services, therapeutic loving foster care and adoption services, a pediatric convalescent center for children who are medically complex or terminally ill, and an integrated pediatric medical center.
For more information on this program, visit Home of the Innocents.
About The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation
The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc. The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation was created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities.
About Passport by Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare of Kentucky, Inc., dba Passport by Molina Healthcare, provides government-funded, quality health care to low-income individuals, and works closely with local providers and community partners to improve health outcomes for members and the communities it serves. Passport by Molina Healthcare is a wholly-ownedsubsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, which provides managed healthcare services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Molina Healthcare served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2023, located across 19 states. For more information about Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, visit PassportHealthPlan.com.