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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Donates $100,000 to Support Kansas Nonprofits

Media Contacts:  Rhonda Frazier,, 562-980-3849

WICHITA, Ks., Mar. 5, 2024 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”) has committed $100,000 to nonprofits across Kansas to address social determinants of health and reduce health disparities in underserved communities. This donation advances programs that enhance educational opportunities, improve housing access, and help mothers and families access health care, nutritional assistance, and more.

Nearly 10% of households in Kansas are unable to provide adequate food for one or more household members due to lack of resources, according to America’s Health Rankings. And, the cost of housing is a concern for the majority of Kansans, results from a statewide survey show.

“MolinaCares is committed to improving the health and well-being of communities across Kansas and we are proud to team up with organizations that share this vision,” said Aaron Dunkel, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Kansas. “With families facing challenges like food and housing insecurity and behavioral health issues, we are honored to support these valued partners in providing critical resources to those in need.”

MolinaCares is providing donations to Kansas organizations including:

  • Greenbush Center, also known as the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, which offers educational opportunities. Funds will support the Parents As Teacher Program, which provides practical and timely information to families, including single, first-time, and expectant parents.
  • Kansas Children’s Service League, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and promoting the well-being of children, offering programs designed to improve family self-sufficiency and help children who have suffered abuse or neglect. Funds will support the P-CAP program, which provides intensive in-home support for mothers with substance-use disorders.
  • Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition, which offers advocacy, education, and collaboration to end homelessness. Funds will support individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as the Transitional Age Youth Program, which assists youth, parents, and caregivers with mental health support, housing, education, and more.

Other grant recipients include El Centro (Johnson and Wyandotte Counties), which assists Spanish-speaking individuals with education and health care access; Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, which provides care coordination and community services to pregnant mothers; and Harvesters Food Bank, which offers hypertension- and diabetes-friendly food boxes  for hospitals and clinics.

“We are grateful to MolinaCares for its generous donation,” said Monica Murnan, director of community support services of Greenbush Center. “I’m confident this support will have an impact in furthering our efforts to ensure every parent has the tools they need to help their children develop in the best possible way during their formative years.”

“We share MolinaCares’ vision to enhance system improvements to quickly and successfully provide housing support for those in need,” said Christy McMurphy, executive director of Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition. “The MolinaCares grant will help provide appropriate housing for the most vulnerable populations including at-risk youth.”

Learn more about how MolinaCares supports community-based organizations in Kansas and across the nation here.

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. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.

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