LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 16, 2023 — The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Passport by Molina Healthcare (“Passport”), announced today a $35,000 donation to Family Scholar House. The grant funds kiosks that will expand access to MyKY.info, a web-based app that connects Kentuckians to free community resources and crisis support.
After a successful launch in Louisville as LouieConnect.com, Family Scholar House expanded the app’s reach to all of Kentucky and renamed it MyKY.info in July 2022. Based on location, this safety net app directs users to resources such as food pantries, overnight housing, infant care necessities, local hospitals, and much more. Individuals in crisis can be connected through the app to a response center for immediate help. MyKY.info can be accessed at local kiosks, on a computer or smart phone and is offered in English, Spanish, and French.
“We are proud to partner with Family Scholar House to expand this important service so that more Kentuckians can access the help they need when they need it most,” said Ryan Sadler, plan president of Passport by Molina Healthcare. “Our One Stop Help Centers provide valuable resources, learning opportunities and support to our members. The addition of MyKy.info kiosks aligns with our goal of promoting the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”
In 2022, Passport opened six One Stop Help Centers in Bowling Green, Covington, Hazard, Lexington, Louisville, and Owensboro. The centers offer education and training opportunities from community-based organizations as well as face-to-face member support with accessing health care and community resources.
The web-based app extends the reach of Family Scholar House to further its mission of empowering families to end cycles of poverty and violence by fostering life-long self-sufficiency. Supporting single moms and dads, Family Scholar House, through its holistic continuum of care, helps individuals meet their educational, career, and family goals. For many, the MyKY.info experience is their first introduction to the services Family Scholar House provides.
“At Family Scholar House, we are grateful to the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation for funding that expands access to resource kiosks in six regional locations,” said Cathe Dykstra, president and CEO of Family Scholar House. “The success of MyKY.info is due to user-friendly design but also the enthusiasm of our resource partners and kiosk sponsors like Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation.”
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-owned subsidiary 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 June 30, 2023, located across 19 states. For more information about Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, visit PassportHealthPlan.com.
About Family Scholar House
Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve lifelong self-sufficiency. Each year we serve residential and non-residential single parents and their children with a comprehensive, holistic continuum of care. Since our program began in 1995, we have expanded the populations we serve and also other communities in the Commonwealth, in the region, and across the country. Further with the technology available, Family Scholar House can serve those who need us regardless of where they are located. Whether it’s a one-time call or ongoing support, we can help. Our wrap-around services are responsive to the needs of individuals and family members of all ages. For more information, visit https://familyscholarhouse.org/.