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LouisvilleKY-based WellCare Donates $100,000 to Support Addiction Treatment for New and Expectant Mothers in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WellCare of Kentucky, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, and the WellCare Community Foundation donated $100,000 to Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc. (VOA) to open a new residential addiction treatment program in Manchester, Kentucky for new and expectant mothers. Robert Stivers, Kentucky’s state Senate president; Ben Orris, WellCare of Kentucky’s chief operating officer; and Jennifer Hancock, VOA’s president and CEO, announced the donation at the Clay County Fiscal Court in Manchester today. VOA, which operates several treatment facilities across the commonwealth, identified a need for residential treatment for women in eastern Kentucky as there were no options for new and expectant mothers within an hour’s drive of Clay County. Kentucky Sees…


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LouisvilleKy-based WellCare of Kentucky and Kentucky CASA Network Partner to Help Foster Children Touched by Opioid Crisis

Task Force Begins Meeting This Month in Advance of National Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — WellCare of Kentucky, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, and the Kentucky CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Network are teaming up to help children in foster care who have felt the impact of opioid addiction. “We know opioid use is one of the key factors driving children into foster care,” said Leann Magre, senior manager for foster care and adult guardianship for WellCare of Kentucky. “Right now, the number of children in foster care is the highest it has ever been.” On March 5,…


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WellCare Launches Digital Life Coach Program for At-Risk Foster Youth in LouisvilleKY and beyond

Program Aims to Help Those Aging out of Kentucky’s Foster Care System LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — Each year, as many as 20,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system many without strong family relationships or community connections to help them navigate their lives ahead. In Kentucky, these young adults age out of the foster care system at 18 years old and are faced with a number of important life decisions to make around their health, safety and education.According to statistics, 25 percent of aged-out foster youth experience homelessness in their first four years on their own; are at seven times the rate compared to…


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KDF to host health fair this week at Fourth Street Live!

Louisville, KY.   –   WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG), returns in 2018 as Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Health Fair in a new exciting venue. The event will take place on Thursday, April 26th at Fourth Street Live! from 4pm-8pm. The 11th annual Health Fair features head-to-toe screenings as well as health-related exhibits and activities families with children will find educational and entertaining – including an appearance by Doc McStuffins as well as other fun characters and entertainers. Walgreens will also provide free Hepatitis A vaccinations (limited quantity available). Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. Children under…


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WellCare Provides $35,000 to Support LouisvilleKY Addiction Recovery Programs

Response Recognizes Growing Health Challenges of Opioid Abuse in Kentucky PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ — In the face of a growing opioid abuse epidemic, WellCare of Kentucky is donating $35,000 to support addiction recovery programs in Louisvilleand eastern Kentucky. WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), is this week donating $10,000 to The Healing Place in Louisville and $25,000 to Addiction Recovery Care, (ARC) which operates seven residential facilities throughout eastern Kentucky. “Our interest is in saving lives and improving the health of people in Kentucky,” said Bill Jones, president of WellCare of Kentucky. “Opioid abuse is life-threatening – that’s obvious. But it, and other addictions, also prevents entire families from living…