Camillus House Receives $100,000 Grant from Simply Healthcare for Day Center Services
Grant helps fund the provision of nutritious meals for street homeless served at the Day Center
Simply Healthcare, a leading managed care company for people enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare programs in the state of Florida, generously awarded a $100,000 grant to Camillus House to help its Day Center provide meals for the street homeless in Miami-Dade County. The Day Center provided over 20,000 meals last year as well as other services.
“Camillus House is very grateful to the Simply Healthcare Foundation for their outstanding gift to our Day Center, which is the only one serving the homeless in Miami-Dade County,” said Camillus House CEO Hilda M. Fernandez. She added, “Their generosity will help to provide nourishing food for up to 100 street homeless every weekday, many of whom are in line before 6:00 a.m., eagerly awaiting a good meal and the other services.” The additional services include access to showers, clean clothing, and their mail.
“Simply Healthcare is committed to improving the lives of all Floridians, and we are proud to partner with Camillus House once again to assist individuals who are currently homeless,” said Simply Healthcare Plans President Holly Prince.
The goal for every person served at the Day Center is to help them transition from homelessness into housing. Services are offered at the main Norwegian Cruise Line campus of Camillus House, located at 1603 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33136. Individuals served are primarily from Miami-Dade County; however, all those seeking support that meet the intake requirements are served. For more information on the Day Center Services program or the Simply Healthcare grant, please contact Christine Perez, Vice President of Development at Camillus House at [email protected].
ABOUT CAMILLUS HOUSE: Rooted in the compassionate Hospitality of St. John of God, Camillus House improves the quality of life of those who are vulnerable and homeless in South Florida through the provision of a continuum of housing and supportive services since 1960.
ABOUT SIMPLY HEALTHCARE
Simply Healthcare Plans is a Florida licensed health maintenance organization that serves more than 770,000 Floridians enrolled in its Medicaid, Medicare and Florida Healthy Kids health plans. Simply provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage communities to become active participants in their healthcare. Every day, Simply employees strive to help keep health care simple and provide education that empowers Floridians to choose and sustain healthy lifestyles. For more information about Simply Healthcare Plans, visit www.simplyhealthcareplans.com.
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