Molina Healthcare of California Donates $26,990 to Shields for Families

Published : Friday, July 26, 2019, 8:30 am
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LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Molina Healthcare of California donated $26,990 to SHIELDS for Families, which will support the organization’s commitment to helping individuals and families in need.

The donation will directly support SHIELDS for Families’ 39 programs and services, which reach more than 10,000 children and parents every year. These programs encompass the full spectrum of human needs—from basic needs, like shelter, housing, and transportation to substance-abuse treatment and child protective services. SHIELDS offers children and families the chance to succeed—for children to excel in school, and for families to break the cycle of poverty.

“We are thrilled to be able to present this donation to SHIELDS for families,” said John Kotal, president of Molina Healthcare of California. “The work SHIELDS does is an extension of Molina’s mission to help people in need live healthy and fulfilling lives. With this donation, SHIELDS and Molina are able to ensure basic needs are met as well as address specific issues affecting California such as the opioid epidemic and access to behavioral health services.”

“We are grateful for Molina’s generous donation,” said Dr. Kathy Icenhower, chief executive officer of SHIELDS for Families. “This donation will support SHIELDS’ efforts to ensure our clients’ basic needs are met by providing resources and support including housing, transportation, substance-abuse treatment and other tools that play a key role in helping people get back on their feet.”

Molina Healthcare hosted a luncheon to present the check to Marcus Holcombe, resource specialist at SHIELDS for Families, and Veronica Clanton-Higgins, training manager and clinical training program coordinator.

About Molina Healthcare of California

Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals for over 35 years. Molina’s mission has always been to provide quality health care to people receiving government assistance. As of March 31, 2019, the company serves approximately 600,000 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. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About SHIELDS for Families

SHIELDS for Families develops, delivers and evaluates culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high-risk families. For more information, visit


Danielle Smith
Public Relations, Molina Healthcare

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