“Domestic violence is a health care problem of epidemic proportions, causing immediate trauma and chronic health conditions such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse,” said Ginny Yates, Pharm.D.; senior director of pharmacy, WellCare of Georgia.
TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) May 13, 2015
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that the WellCare Community Foundation donated $10,000 to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), which is the largest non-profit domestic violence organization in Georgia. PADV will use the donation to continue providing professional, compassionate and empowering support to women and children affected by domestic violence in the metro-Atlanta area.
A supporter of the PADV for more than five years, WellCare presented this year’s contribution during the Hearts with Hope Gala on Saturday, May 2. The Gala is the largest annual fund raising event for PADV, generating approximately $500,000 a year to support the organization’s mission.
For 40 years, PADV has worked to end domestic violence by offering safety and shelter for women and their children; restoring power, self-sufficiency and control to domestic violence survivors; and by educating the public on the effect this pattern of behavior has on the entire community.
“Domestic violence is a health care problem of epidemic proportions, causing immediate trauma and chronic health conditions such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse,” said Ginny Yates, Pharm.D.; senior director of pharmacy, WellCare of Georgia; and former PADV board member. “We are committed to supporting organizations like PADV that help empower those directly impacted to heal and educate communities about intolerance.”
“We are dedicated to ending domestic violence and empowering those who have been affected by it,” said Daphne Walker, president and CEO of the PADV. “Our partnership with WellCare allows us to help change the lives of approximately 19,000 women and children each year through emergency intervention, violence prevention and long-term advocacy.”
To reach PADV’s Metro Atlanta Crisis Lines, call 404-873-1766 in Fulton County or 770-963-9799 in Gwinnett County. Georgia residents statewide can call the 24-hour toll-free crisis line at 1-800-33-Haven (42836). For more information about PADV, and how you can get involved, visit http://www.padv.org.
As of March 31, 2015, WellCare serves approximately 593,000 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® plan members, 32,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 25,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Georgia. To learn more about how we care for Georgians watch Gloria’s story at http://youtu.be/qyn-nywze04.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The Company serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2015. For more information about WellCare, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.wellcare.com or view the company’s videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
About the WellCare Community Foundation
The WellCare Community Foundation was established in 2010 and is a non-profit, private foundation. Its mission is to foster and promote the health, well-being and quality of life for the poor, distressed and other medically underserved populations - including, those who are elderly, young and indigent - and the communities in which they live. The WellCare Community Foundation carries out this mission by supporting work that helps people live healthy, safe and productive lives, and by assisting groups with serious and neglected health needs. Underscoring this mission is the WellCare Community Foundation's goal to serve as a national resource that fosters an environment where there is a continuum of education, access and quality health care, all of which improve the overall health, well-being and quality of life of targeted beneficiaries.