BOISE, Idaho – April 29, 2021 –In support of Idaho Gives Week, The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Idaho (“Molina”), is donating $5,000 to Living Independence Network Corporation (LINC). Idaho Gives is a program of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, designed to bring the state together by raising funding and awareness for Idaho nonprofits.
“Molina is dedicated to supporting a holistic approach to health,” said Marnie Packard, vice president of Molina Healthcare of Idaho. “Taking into account social and economic needs, Molina recognizes the critical need for safe and supportive housing in the communities we serve. This donation to Living Independence Network Corporation is an example of Molina’s commitment to making communities stronger by addressing housing insecurities and other social determinants of health such as employment.”
The $5,000 grant will support the following:
- Information and referrals to help people locate resources they need to live independently or transition and integrate into the community such as housing, employment, transportation, health care, Individualized Education Program plans for students, recreation opportunities, volunteer and civic duty opportunities.
- General transition services to assist those residing in care facilities integrate back into the community or assist in the transition from being unhoused to maintaining stable, long-term housing.
- Independent living skills training to provide people with the skills necessary to become self-advocates so they can enjoy life and work in their community. LINC teaches people how to rent an apartment, interview for work (not only to find a job but to keep it), interface with Idaho Health & Welfare (IDHW) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), access services and programs, go back to school and more.
- Employment services to provide work incentives and benefits counseling, employment education and planning as well as tapping resources to help people secure employment. LINC also helps employers understand how they can benefit from hiring a worker with a disability including tax credit, recruitment and retention.
“We are grateful for The MolinaCares Accord’s support,” said Jeremy Maxand, executive director of LINC. “These funds will help people throughout Boise, Caldwell and Twin Falls remain independent and in their own home.”
LINC is a catalyst for independent living – the power to choose and the power to change. LINC believes that every individual regardless of nature or degree of their abilities, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc should direct his or her own life and have independence within reach. LINC offers tools, advocacy and support so people can live the life of their own design, whatever that design may be. LINCs approach is built on trust, truth, transparency, and an unwavering belief that independent living and personal choice are civil rights worth fighting for.
LINC has been advocating on the behalf of individuals since 1989, helping them achieve their desired level of independence.
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 Inc., a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.