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Posted by The Molina Cares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Donates $50K to Heading Home Matching One Albuquerque Fund’s Grant in Support of New Mexicans Experiencing Homelessness

This donation boosts total giving to $100,000


Caroline Zubieta, Molina Healthcare, Caroline.Zubieta@molinahealthcare.com, 562-951-1588

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 13, 2022The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of New Mexico (“Molina”), recently donated $50,000 to Heading Home – a non-profit organization that transitions individuals experiencing homelessness into stable housing – matching an earlier $50,000 grant from the One Albuquerque Fund.

Heading Home will use the $100,000 funding to expand its behavioral health and medical services through its Albuquerque Street Connect program. The MolinaCares grant is part of the MolinaCares for Families initiative, in which MolinaCares has committed over $400,000 to various community-based organizations to improve access to care statewide.

“We are honored to partner with One Albuquerque Fund to support Heading Home, an incredible organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of unhoused New Mexicans,” said Carolyn Ingram, plan president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. “MolinaCares is committed to helping individuals who are experiencing homelessness and confronting behavioral health issues on their own without access to care.

“The real magic of Heading Home’s programming is more than helping individuals navigate systems and placing families in homes, it is the cultivation of a relationship and trust that allows these greater outcomes to materialize,” said Hakim Bellamy, president of the board for One Albuquerque Fund. “This kind of ‘magic’ is a sincerity of effort that requires time and money. MolinaCares’ doubling of the One ABQ Fund’s initial investment, means Heading Home will have twice as much time and resource to do twice as much good.”

“Thank you to MolinaCares and One Albuquerque Fund for their support of one of the most vulnerable populations in our state, individuals experiencing homelessness who are in need of emergency medical services,” said Steve Decker, chief executive officer of Heading Home. “These funds will make a meaningful difference in the care and well-being of the people we serve as they get back on their feet.”

Heading Home’s Albuquerque Street Connect program is an outreach collaborative that assists individuals who have the highest records of utilization of emergency services and care, many of whom suffer from behavioral health issues, in establishing ongoing relationships that result in permanent supportive housing. Since its founding in 2011, Heading Home programs have collectively transitioned more than 3,000 individuals into housing. For more information on the organization and its programs, visit https://headinghome.org.

Learn more about the MolinaCares for Families initiative and all of the community based organizations supported by Molina here

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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.

About Molina Healthcare of New Mexico:

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 1998. The Company serves members through Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace programs throughout New Mexico. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.

About Heading Home:

Heading Home is a New Mexico non-profit that provides emergency housing, permanent supportive housing services and prioritized street outreach to people experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit headinghome.org.

About One Albuquerque Fund:

The One Albuquerque Fund, existing as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, supports five crucial missions aligned with many of the City of Albuquerque’s priorities: workforce support and training, youth opportunity and programs, public service support and recruitment, black community investment, and housing and homelessness. Learn more at onealbuquerque.org.