Catholic Charities of California (CCC) has been awarded $200,000 in additional funds to conduct Medi-Cal Outreach & Enrollment Assistance to undocumented youth and members of mixed-immigration-status households. The program is funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness). Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, Cal Wellness’ mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

 These funds augment CCC’s existing three-year grant from TCWF, which began on January 1, 2016, to provide Medi-Cal outreach and enrollment assistance to undocumented youth. The project period for this additional funding starts on May 1, 2017.

 Additional funds from TCWF will allow Local Catholic Charities Organizations to outreach to 4,674 individuals and and assist 494 more eligible undocumented youth and other eligible individuals to apply for Medi-Cal coverage over the next 20 months. Undocumented youth became eligible to enrollment in Medi-Cal on May 1, 2016, under a new State law.

 Local Catholic Charities Organizations participating in the original grant and augmentation include: Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.; Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa; Catholic Charities of Orange County; Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey; Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton; Catholic Charities of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, and Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego.

From California Catholic Conference.