Long Beach, Calif., April 9, 2020 – In an effort to assist the many Californians affected by the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”) is donating a total of $65,000 to more than 35 community-based organizations across the state. The grants and supply donations will help the nonprofits provide hygiene essentials, food, financial support, and other resources to help vulnerable communities during the pandemic.
“We are extremely grateful, especially during these trying times, to have dedicated partners that are committed to alleviating some of the barriers that many families are experiencing,” said John Kotal, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “We understand that many people are feeling increased uncertainty at this time. It’s comforting to provide donations to nonprofits that are working tirelessly to ensure supplies and support are provided directly to those in need.”
Molina is providing necessities and financial donations to more than 35 organizations throughout the six state counties it serves (Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County and Imperial) including the following:
• Area Agency on Aging
• Able ARTS Work
• Boys & Girls Club Redlands-Riverside
• California State Senator Connie Leyva (donation to local senior centers)
• Campesinos Unidos Inc.
• CASA of Imperial County
• Centro C.H.A.
• Clinica Medica Familiar – San Bernardino
• Cody’s Closet
• Community Health Association of Inland Southern Regions
• County of San Bernardino Public Health
• East County Transitional Living Center
• Father Joe’s Villages
• Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino Counties
• Human Service Association
• Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program (IV ROP)
• La Maestra Community Health Center
• Long Beach Rescue Mission
• Meals on Wheels Long Beach
• Meals on Wheels Sacramento• Meals on Wheels San Diego
• Midnight Mission
• Option House, Inc.
• PATH Los Angeles
• PATH San Diego
• Project Angel Food
• Redlands Charitable Resource Coalition
• River City Food Bank
• Riverside County Medical Society
• Sacramento Covered
• Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
• Southern California Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
• Spread the Love Charity
• Step Up on Second Inland Empire
• Sure HelpLine Crisis Center
• The Dream Center
• Westside Foodbank of Santa Monica
Molina Healthcare continues to seek opportunities to supplement the resources of its community partners throughout this crisis. The leadership team is working closely with its executive task force, along with following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and departments of health, to regularly evaluate and communicate information to its members, network providers, employees, government and community partners.
For members seeking information about COVID-19 risk factors, this week Molina launched its Coronavirus Chatbot, an enhanced digital tool available on the Molina website, member portal, and mobile app.
About Molina Healthcare of California
Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals for over 35 years. Molina’s mission has always been to provide quality health care to people receiving government assistance. As of December 31, 2019, the company serves approximately 565,000 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. For more information, visit MolinaHealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.