SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 21, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), donated hundreds of units of PPE to Sacramento Self Help Housing (SSHH). The organization supports people across Sacramento County who are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless, to find and retain stable and affordable housing.
“COVID-19 has changed the way we live, operate, and provide services to the unhoused community” said Ken Bennett, director of community outreach at Sacramento Self Help Housing. “Partnerships like these with MolinaCares help us adapt to the changes so we can continue to provide services that are critical to our community.
MolinaCares donated 100 N95 masks, 500 surgical masks, 500 gloves, and 200 hand sanitizers as part of this partnership. The PPE will be used by SSHH staff and distributed to residents at their housing facilities across the county.
“Organizations like Sacramento Self Help Housing are doing incredible outreach to deliver services and programs to people in most need,” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “We remain committed to the safety and well-being of our partners and communities, and look forward to building upon our partnership with SSHH to continue to increase health equity in Sacramento County.”
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.
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 4.6 million members as of March 31, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Sacramento Self-Help Housing
Sacramento Self-Help Housing assists local homeless individuals and families worried about losing their housing to find and retain stable and affordable housing. The not-for-profit organization provides resources such as free housing counseling services and homeless outreach navigation and shared housing option for those without sufficient income to rent a unit by themselves. In addition, Sacramento Self-Help Housing reaches out to local homeless men and women living in camps in local communities to assess their needs and, whenever possible, refer them to available mental health services, medical care, financial aid, and shelter and housing options. For more, visit www.sacselfhelp.org or call 916-341-0593.