COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Ohio (“Molina”), donated $65,000 in support of the Make-A-Day Foundation’s Mobile Kitchen, a van equipped to prepare and deliver hot meals to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Columbus area. The mobile kitchen is part of the Make-A-Day Foundation’s Community Opportunity & Appreciation Team Mobile Outreach Program, which connects homeless and marginalized people to comprehensive health, behavioral health, and human services resources.
“Make-A-Day is an incredible partner committed to improving access to medical and behavioral health services and valuable social services that have a direct and positive effect on the health and well-being of our local communities,” said Ami Cole, plan president at Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “We are pleased to offer this support and help tackle existing health disparities in the Columbus metro area.”
“Health and well-being encompass much more than healthcare,” said Dustin McKee, executive director at the Make-A-Day Foundation. “Our partnership with Molina for mobile outreach connects our most disconnected neighbors to their community and its resources in a holistic way. That starts with building genuine relationships and showing appreciation for each person’s unique value. In doing so, we create powerful vehicles for change that lead marginalized people to a healthier, happier future!”
The donation kicked off with community events on June 28, offering attendees resources and services, including:
- Food services, haircuts and beard trimmings from Make-A-Day
- Health care information from Primary One Health
- Food services from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
- Rapid rehousing information from Maryhaven
- Mobile dental clinic provided by Dr. Kvitko
- Legal clinic provided by Justice Mobile
- Health coverage information from Molina Healthcare of Ohio
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.
About Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Molina Healthcare of Ohio has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 2005. The Company serves members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals), and Health Insurance Exchange programs throughout Ohio. 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 Ohio, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Make-A-Day Foundation
The Make-A-Day Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides outreach to and advocacy for Columbus’ homeless population. Make-A-Day’s non-traditional outreach connects homeless and marginalized guests with their neighbors and community. To build relationships, Make A Day mobile outreach and pop-up events meet guests’ basic needs by providing personal care items, gourmet food truck meals, and haircuts & shampoos from some of the city’s best local cosmetologists. To assist homeless guests with ongoing challenges, the Make-A-Day Foundation provides access to “on-the-spot” presumptive Medicaid health insurance coverage, on-sight medical & behavioral health service care referrals, and on-site dental care and pro-bono legal consultation. To learn more, visit www.makeaday.fun.