Amerigroup New Jersey Provides More than Healthcare

Cash Awards Help Local Organizations and Businesses

Amerigroup New Jersey has provided more than $230,000 to dozens of organizations and businesses across the state that deal with food insecurity, health education, medical assistance, and overall empowerment. “Our mission is to ensure that residents in need have access to vitally needed resources. These awards have already impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in New Jersey,” said Amerigroup New Jersey Medicaid Plan President Teresa Hursey. Representatives from Amerigroup also plan to provide ongoing hands-on support for the recipient organizations’ activities.

“These grants are but part of the work we do with our amazing community partners to serve the residents of New Jersey,” said Anya Nawrocky, Director of Member Experience and Growth, Amerigroup New Jersey.

Grants were provided in the following areas: Food Insecurity: It’s been estimated that about 800,000 New Jersey face hunger every day. Approximately 200,000 of them are children.To address food insecurity in New Jersey, Amerigroup donated $33,500 to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. In addition, CARC (Community Affairs and Resource Center) has received $10,000 to support services that strengthen youth and families by promoting self-sufficiency through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

Also, $10,000 went to CUMAC (Center for United Methodist Aid to the Community), and Tomchei Shabbos of Lakewood received a $30,000 grant to provide the basic yet vital needs of over 1,000 families.

Access to Health Care: The company gave $10,000 to Misameach, a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to lifting the spirits of hospitalized children or adults with physical disabilities, and $10,000 to Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim Lakewood. Trinitas Health Foundation also received $10,000 to provide healthcare to the people and communities they serve, including the poor and vulnerable.

$10,000 has been provided to the Hatzolah, a volunteer Ambulance/First responder organization serving Ocean county.

Community Empowerment: Amerigroup New Jersey donated $15,000 to Shoes for Your Soul, a nonprofit organization seeking to uplift households’ economic and financial burdens by providing shoes and socks necessary for children in the community. In addition, the company contributed $12,500 to Special Olympics to promote and aid efforts in the competition and advancement of those with intellectual disabilities. To assist low-income, disadvantaged and at-risk individuals and families, including seniors and youth, to become self-sufficient while enhancing their quality of life, Amerigroup gave $15,600 to UCC (United Community Corporation).

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation received $10,000 to help effectuate positive change in the lives of youth, particularly those in underserved communities.

The following organizations have also received grants.
· Ubiquity Soul Unlimited
· Give a Kid a Dream NJ
· Heart Screen
· Jois Angels
· National Islamic Association
· The Salvation Army
· Food Bank of South Jersey
· Beacon of Hope Inc.
· The Parish of All Saints