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WellCare Awards Turning Points for Their Community Health Investment Program

June 12th, 2018

Bradenton, FL – WellCare recently awarded Turning Points a $6,900 grant. Turning Points and WellCare are long standing community partners and in December 2017, Turning Points became a grant recipient. This grant’s focus is to track social services being provided to WellCare members who access assistance through both the Open Door Day Resource Center and the Transitional Development Program.

The Open Door Day Resource Center provides a variety of services to registered WellCare members, assisting them with improving their living situation and helping them move along a path of stability and independence. Services range from hot showers, laundry, mail, legal documents, haircuts, clothing, food programs and public assistance application.

The Transitional Development Program provides case management support to individuals and families who are homeless and at risk for homelessness. Budgeting and counseling is provided and clients meeting specific criteria may qualify for funding sources available for sustainable housing, utility, and rental assistance. Turning Points reports monthly to WellCare through the grant collaboration, identifying WellCare members who have accessed services, and tracks each individual service obtained.

“WellCare has been strong community partners with Turning Points for several years and this new grant will be a great benefit to members of our community struggling with healthcare and homelessness”, stated Adell Erozer, Executive Director of Turning Points. Total social services provided to WellCare members since January are 1704.

 

About Turning Points

Turning Points and our Bill Galvano One Stop Center partners provide a remarkable variety of services designed to assist individuals and families on their path to financial stability and independence. Turning Points is the one stop shop for preventing and ending homelessness in our community. We provide day resource services (such as hot showers, laundry services, clothing, food), employment services, rental and utility assistance, veteran’s services (employment, housing and childcare), and free medical and dental care for the uninsured and underinsured.  Over 10,000 people received help last year with critical services targeted to the essential needs of people in crisis.  Turning Points can only provide this high standard of service because of our caring, compassionate volunteers and strong community support.