SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 13, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), provided support to Sacramento Self-Help Housing (SSHH)’s 4th annual winter drive-thru donation drive, “Housewarming for the Unhoused.”
This year’s event theme was “Warm it Up, Mix it Up” and was held at Cal Expo on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The donation drive gathered household items that bring warmth and kitchen-readiness, like bedding, towels, and kitchen appliances, for unhoused individuals transitioning into homes. In 2022, SSHH will open 30 program houses, housing approximately 125 individuals and the donation drive was held to help furnish program homes with needed items.
Molina donated 48 of each of the following home goods: coffee pots, toasters, blankets, dish towel sets, and bed pillows, as well as a $5,000 donation to assist SSHH in securing other needed supplies. The donation effort and partnership with SSHH underscores Molina’s commitment to addressing homelessness as part of a broader whole-health initiative. “Unhoused individuals are one of California’s most vulnerable populations, particularly amid the ongoing health crisis,” said Abbie Totten, president of Molina Healthcare. “We are thrilled to partner with an organization that shares the vision to respond to the needs of Sacramento homeless population in such a profound way, and also recognizes that wellbeing includes having a warm and comfortable living environment.”
Molina is committed to addressing the health needs of Californians in a way that encapsulates total-person health. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, longstanding health inequities became more acute for underserved populations like the homeless, and recovery became a crucial focus of health and economic endeavors. Molina aims to uplift these populations from the ground up and rebuild community infrastructures that are more resilient and thriving.
“Donations like these are a huge part of what makes our work at Sacramanto Self-Help Housing possible,” said John Foley, executive director at SSHH. “To truly strengthen the unhoused community and set a new trajectory for those transitioning into homes, we have to provide a foundation of warmth and stability for each living space. Molina’s contributions strengthen that foundation and uplift the Sacramento community as a whole.”
About the MolinaCares Accord: Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform 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 Molina Healthcare of California: Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for 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 4.7 million members as of June 30, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.