Money supports community programs that address hunger, homelessness and health and wellness issues for at-risk children and youth
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 16, 2013—Assurant Health, through the Assurant Foundation, today announces grants totaling $240,000 to eight local agencies that address hunger, homelessness, and health and wellness for at-risk children and youth.
“Improving the well-being of children and families through partnerships
and community outreach is the legacy of Assurant Health. We are proud to
partner with and support the important work of these eight charities
that play such an important role in our Milwaukee community," said
, president and chief executive officer of Assurant Health.
One of the agencies, Milwaukee Rescue Mission’s
immediate aid, such as food, shelter and clothing, as well as
comprehensive recovery programs. “Of Milwaukee’s 100,000 adults living
in poverty, 71 percent are women. They’re often single moms with young
kids and have no place to turn. Many are victims of domestic violence,”
, executive director of Milwaukee Rescue
Mission. “This generous grant from the Assurant Foundation will provide
emergency shelter and hot meals for one month for 100 women and children
With a mission focused on the care of at-risk youth, the agency
Pathfinders also provides essential services such as food and shelter.
“The grant from the Assurant Foundation will provide much needed funding
for Pathfinders’ homeless youth services,” said
president and CEO of Pathfinders. “These programs help mitigate some of
the risks of sexual exploitation, lack of housing and inadequate
independent living skills experienced by the more than 6,000 runaway,
homeless, street-dependent and transient youth Pathfinders serves each
Here is the full list of grant recipients:
Guest House, $50,000 for the GATES housing program for homeless
Hunger Task Force, $50,000 for infant formula, milk and cereal
to feed children, from infants to age 2, for one year.
Milwaukee Rescue Mission, $50,000 to feed and shelter 100 women
and children for a month.
Pathfinders, Inc., $40,000 to support a drop-in center that
provides activities and a safe haven for homeless teens.
Penfield Children’s Center, $20,000 to improve behavioral
health for at-risk children under 6 years old.
Children’s Hospital Clinic inside COA Golden Center, $10,000 to
provide funding for immunizations and flu shots.
PEARLS for Teen Girls, $10,000 to help reduce teen pregnancy,
and increase high school graduation and college entry rates.
Ronald McDonald House
, $10,000 to aid in their mission to
provide a “home away from home” for families whose lives have been
disrupted as a result of their child’s illness or injury.
About the Assurant Foundation
Established three decades ago by Assurant, Inc., a specialty insurance
provider, The Assurant Foundation provides financial assistance to
charitable organizations to help improve the quality of life in the
communities where we live and work. The Assurant Foundation’s charitable
giving focuses on health and wellness, homes and property, and local
hometown help in the communities Assurant serves.
Assurant Health is the brand name for a family of health insurance
products focused on providing a variety of affordable plan choices to
consumers. The portfolio of health care products includes major medical,
supplemental and fixed-benefit plans for individuals, families and small
employers. Assurant Health is committed to providing access to
convenient health care delivery, easy-to-understand products and
value-added services that help customers better manage their health care
dollars. Assurant Health's products are underwritten and issued by John
Alden Life Insurance Company, Union Security Life Insurance Company and
Time Insurance Company, which has been in business since 1892. More
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