SALT LAKE CITY – July 20, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Utah (“Molina”), donated $20,000 to The Other Side Academy in support of The Other Side Village, a housing development for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness in Salt Lake City.
“The Other Side Academy is grateful to MolinaCares for this donation,” said Tim Stay, chief executive officer of The Other Side Academy. “With this grant, we will be able to provide affordable housing for those in need, as well as on-site services such as behavioral health case managers, healthcare services, employment opportunities and more.”
Each 400-sqaure-foot home in the Village will include a bedroom, living room, bathroom, shower and kitchen with appliances. The affordable monthly rent includes utilities costs, as well as various community services and activities such as a regular farmers market to provide residents with free vegetables harvested from the Village’s many gardens.
The Other Side Village plans to break ground by March 2022 and begin building the initial 30 homes in this master planned community. The community will eventually be comprised of up to 400 homes.
About The Other Side Academy
The Other Side Academy is a school that teaches social, vocational and other life skills. The program is available as an alternative to those facing long-term incarceration as well those seeking a change from the life they’ve been living. Students who seek entrance into the Academy are those convicted of a crime, those dealing with substance abuse, or men and women experiencing homelessness. This school accepts Utahns, both pre- and post-sentencing, who want to learn a new and better way to live their lives.
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.