Downtown Emergency Service Center in Seattle, Washington, which provides housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and health care to approximately 8,000 homeless and formerly homeless people across the Seattle area. The donation is part of UnitedHealth Group’s $60 million initial commitment to fight COVID-19 and support heavily impacted populations, including health care workers, seniors and people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. All rights reserved. Care For the Homeless, New York City, which delivers health care, social services and shelters to homeless individuals and families, through 25 health center sites and two shelters. Grounded in human rights and social justice, the Council works on behalf of 300 health care for the homeless centers and 90 medical respite care programs to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness. Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Creating isolation units within the facility to house those with COVID-19 symptoms. The United Health Foundation is donating $500,000 each to the Colorado Community Health Network and to University of Chicago Medicine as part of UnitedHealth Group’s initial $70 million commitment to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities. UnitedHealth Group is collaborating with Janssen Opens in a new window to identify people to participate 1 in a clinical research trial to test an investigational COVID-19 vaccine. Advocate. The United Health Foundation has pledged $10 million to nonprofits in hard hit states to support people impacted by COVID-19. As a result, more than 4,500 new homes have been created for individuals and families in need, including seniors, military veterans, people living with disabilities and those struggling with homelessness. UnitedHealth Group began its affordable housing initiative in 2011 in an effort to help remove social barriers and disparities. See how the United Health Foundation is helping to address food insecurity during COVID-19 with a donation to the Arizona Food Bank Network. Gretchen Whitmer, to support critical services for Michiganders impacted by the pandemic. “People experiencing homelessness and food insecurity are among the most vulnerable populations and the COVID-19 emergency has only compounded the risks they face every day,” said Heather Cianfrocco, United Health Foundation board member and chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare Community & State. “The United Health Foundation’s generosity will further bolster our 30-year commitment to people experiencing homelessness and the professionals working at the nexus of health care and homelessness who serve them during this COVID-19 pandemic. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the Council serves a nationwide community. Michigan’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Initiative, launched by Michigan Gov. Together we can solve hunger. $2.5 million to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to support both urgent, immediate needs at local health care for homeless programs as well as longer-term needs to expand capacity; $1.5 million to the Feeding America network of member food banks for COVID-19 response needs, such as purchasing additional food to meet sudden increases in demand, supporting new distribution approaches and responding to a sudden decline in volunteers; and. The cost of purchased food, including meals and grocery boxes for children, seniors and families; food packing supplies and transportation/delivery costs. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. “We are grateful to the United Health Foundation for their generous support of our work to feed more people during this crisis.”, “Meals on Wheels is uniquely positioned to reach at-risk older adults and is working tirelessly to adapt to the rapidly evolving situation, deliver nutritious meals safely and respond to an unprecedented increase in demand,” said Ellie Hollander, president and chief executive officer, Meals on Wheels America. Offering expertise: In Wisconsin, a UnitedHealth Group housing navigator helped find temporary housing and food for 45 individuals living in a local homeless shelter that closed due to COVID-19 infection. ©2020 UnitedHealth Group. "Food banks have reported a 40% increase in the number of people seeking their help. 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