The PacifiCare Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc, has contributed $23,750 to three community-based organizations in Santa Monica.
Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) received a $10,000 grant to provide mentally ill homeless women in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica with the support they need to make the transition to permanent housing.
$10,000 was awarded to the Heart Touch Project to expand its services to the frail elderly. The services include free massages to end-stage, non-ambulatory AIDS patients, and training for volunteer massage therapists and coordination of care services.
Connections for Children received a $3,750 grant to purchase books and educational materials.”We are pleased to support such worthwhile organizations and look forward to working together to help meet the critical needs of the community,” said Bill Wood, president of the PacifiCare Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to charitable and educational causes that enhance the health, wellness and welfare of individuals, families and the public at large. In the last decade, it has donated tens of millions of dollars to community-based groups. It is funded through donations made by PacifiCare Health Systems, PacifiCare subsidiary operations, and its 9,100-plus employees.