Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), the largest non-profit domestic violence organization in Georgia. The grant will be used to help PADV continue providing professional, compassionate and empowering support to women and children in the Atlanta metropolitan area who have been affected by domestic violence.
For almost 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 dynamics of domestic violence.
“WellCare makes it a priority to work with organizations like the PADV to help people more easily access the resources they need to maintain their health,” said Roman Kulich, WellCare’s region president, Georgia and South Carolina. “This work not only helps to restore lives, but it also helps to address the increasing health care costs associated with domestic violence.”
"We are dedicated to ending domestic violence and empowering those who have been affected by it to overcome their circumstances and make a difference in the world,” said Daphne Walker, president and CEO of the PADV. “Last year, we helped to transform the lives of approximately 19,000 women and children through emergency intervention, violence prevention and long-term advocacy. This would not be possible without the support of long-term partners like WellCare.”
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 January 2014, WellCare serves approximately 531,000 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® plan members, 28,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 50,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Georgia.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 3.3 million members nationwide as of January 2014. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.
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.