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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

Molina Healthcare of California Donates School Supplies and Essentials to College-Bound Foster Youth in Los Angeles County

Media Contacts: Caroline Zubieta,, 562-951-1588

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 10, 2022Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), as part of the Molina College Angels Program, collaborated with United Friends of the Children (UFC) to donate hundreds of school supplies and other essentials for foster youth transitioning from high school to college. The partnership is part of Molina’s ongoing efforts to increase whole-health outcomes among underserved populations.

“United Friends is grateful for the partnership with Molina Healthcare of California,” said Carla Palmer, director of development at United Friends of the Children. The ‘Molina College Angels’ program was designed to help previously homeless foster youth transition into college dorm life. This support demonstrated genuine concern for the success of our foster youth and is so appreciated.”

Receiving a college education is a path of upward mobility for many Californians and we are thrilled to support foster youth in this post-secondary journey,” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “Working with community-based organizations like UFC ensures that foster youth in-need have access to the resources they require to be successful at college, which ultimately corresponds to better health outcomes and thriving communities.” 

Molina donated more than 400 school supplies, backpacks, comforters and towels to UFC to distribute to foster youth for the upcoming college semester.

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 5.1 million members as of June 30, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of California, visit

About United Friends of the Children

Since 1979, United Friends of the Children continues to empower current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.