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Health Net Grant

JWCH Receives $100,000 Health Net Grant

Health Net Grant

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Health Net Foundation Grants $200,000 to Help Ease the Hopelessness of Homelessness

Grants to JWCH and OPCC will assist in establishing pilot programs to provide inpatient and outpatient care and temporary housing for Los Angeles County homeless patients
LOS ANGELES, December 15, 2015 – Health Net Foundation, Inc., the charitable foundation of Health Net, Inc., is providing grants of $100,000 each to JWCH Institute, Inc. and OPCC to assist in establishing pilot programs aimed at providing inpatient and outpatient care and temporary housing to Los Angeles County homeless patients.
“Statistics show that nearly one-third of Los Angeles County’s homeless live with mental illness, one quarter suffer from substance abuse and one-fifth have a physical disability,” said Patricia Clarey, president of Health Net Foundation. “It’s important that groups and organizations come together to address the medical and social issues surrounding homelessness, and we hope to support an approach that looks at them from several angles, including housing and access to health care.”

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