SACRAMENTO, Calif., Mar. 3, 2023 –Molina Healthcare of California, (“Molina”) recently donated $10,000 and over 50 blankets to Downtown Streets Team (DST) to assist participants affected by recent floods in Sacramento.
As part of their Committed 2 Care volunteer work experience program, DST partners with unhoused individuals to beautify the community in exchange for case management, employment services, and non-cash stipends for basic needs. After recent storms created emergency conditions throughout the region, first responders performed water rescues along areas that regularly house numerous homeless encampments. Funds donated by Molina will assist Committed 2 Care team members who are still experiencing the after-effects of the severe weather events.
“Molina is proud to partner with Downtown Streets Team,” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “We are pleased to provide critical supplies to individuals in need who also work so hard to improve our local communities through the Committed to Care program.”
The MolinaCares Accord, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California, recently donated $80,000 to DST to support unhoused individuals in the program and community clean-up projects in Sacramento.
“Our partnership with Molina is greatly valued as we are aligned in our combined efforts to make sure our communities are kept clean, safe, and that all of our neighbors have access to the health care they need, regardless of socioeconomic status,” said Heather Mundy, director of Sacramento and Yolo Counties Downtown Streets Team. “Thank you, Molina, for leading the way in your commitment to caring for our community.”
About Molina Healthcare of California
Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for over 40 years. The Company serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County, and Imperial counties. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.3 million members as of December 31, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Downtown Streets Team
Downtown Streets Team (DST) builds Teams that restore dignity, inspire hope, and provide a pathway to recover from homelessness. Team Members are unhoused neighbors or folks at risk of experiencing homelessness. They receive access to case management, system navigation, and employment placement services from trained DST Case Managers and Employment Specialists. Teams engage in community beautification and clean-up projects that help challenge common negative perceptions of homelessness. For more information about Downtown Street Team, visit https://www.streetsteam.org/.