Better Together receives $15,000 grant from CareSource

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Your vote matters! After a public voting process, we are pleased to announce that the CareSource Foundation awarded Better Together a $15,000 grant through the CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge to support our efforts to provide resources to meet the growing needs of Florida families and children.

CareSource presented the award at a special lunch in Naples with one of our moms and the host family she connected with, along with both families’ children. The two families are now very close.

The grant challenge aims to recognize organizations and programs that make significant impacts on communities’ toughest health issues and to inspire innovation on reducing health disparities. This includes moving the needle on health equity, especially for those with special care needs, both health and social. Following review by CareSource Review Committee and CareSource Foundation staff, Better Together was selected to receive the grant via public vote, which took place in April.

“Floridians know best which organizations are moving the needle on the intricate needs of medically complex children in their communities, so the CareSource Foundation is looking to follow their lead,” said Jenny Michael, senior vice president of advocacy at CareSource.

Better Together is honored and grateful for this vote of confidence in our mission to strengthen families and prevent the need for foster care.

“We are grateful for the support of CareSource and thrilled for this opportunity to further our reach and impact,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “We all need a village. We all need family. Yet so many families in our community don’t have the support system they need to be able to navigate the difficulties that come with life and parenting. Our mission aims to help parents who are going through a challenging time to keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive.”

CareSource is a nonprofit, nationally recognized managed care organization with over 2.3 million members. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio since its founding in 1989, CareSource administers one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the U.S. The organization offers health insurance, including Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare products. As a mission-driven organization, CareSource is transforming health care with innovative programs that address the social determinants of health, health equity, prevention and access to care. CareSource Florida Co. was formed to offer programs and products in the state of Florida.

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Posted May 17, 2023


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