This year, Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, California’s 56th Assembly District, selected the Calexico Neighborhood House (CNH) as his non-profit organization of the year.
Molina Healthcare of California also recognized the organization recently by presenting it with a $75,000 donation to launch a partnership and support program designed to help the homeless in Imperial County.
The money will be used to seed the Street Outreach Services homeless outreach project or SOS, CNH Special Projects Coordinator Ricardo Ortega explained.
Also commenting on the donation, Associate Vice President of Molina Healthcare Ruthy Argumedo shared how the donation also marks a partial launch of their MolinaCares Accord Program. “This program will be where we invest in our communities one life at a time,” she added.
Argumedo further advised Molina Healthcare is working to create strong partnerships and help ensure the agency is serving the underserved in our communities.
She also noted how their efforts include, “Anything around social determinants of health — racial injustice, opioid and substance abuse — anything that we can do that impacts the community at large, that is where Molina wants to support,” she said.
The homeless population of Imperial County is estimated to slide between 1200 and 1500 individuals.