LogistiCare and Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV) Companion to Ship Vacation Items and Unfold Cheer to Native Philadelphia Households in Want
PHILADELPHIA, PA, Dec. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – LogistiCare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation and contracted transportation provider for Philadelphia Medicaid attendees, and Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley (VOADV) partner to deliver vacation Gifts and cheers to local Philadelphia families in need this year. This unique partnership, further strengthened by relationships with the Philadelphia Office for Children and Families and George Washington High School, will ensure Christmas gifts and meals are provided to families in need in Philadelphia as part of VOADV’s annual Adopt A Family program to be delivered.
Since 2011, VOADV’s Adopt A Family program has provided vulnerable families and children throughout the Delaware Valley – from southern New Jersey to Philadelphia and the city suburbs – with the generous support of local corporate partners and individual donors, Christmas gifts, meals, and more. However, increasing public safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with economic factors such as unemployment or job loss have made it especially difficult for some people to celebrate the 2020 holiday season.
“This year we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of people in need of help due to the pandemic,” stated Daniel L. Lombardo, President and CEO of VOADV. “With our Adopt A Family program, we were able to support almost 1,000 families in 2020 – a record number for our organization. For us, it’s not just about giving toys or food – it’s about making sure these families experience joy, amazement, and most importantly, hope this holiday season. This is what the vacation is really about. “
Since March, LogistiCare has been adapting its services at the national level, using its transportation expertise to more effectively meet the holistic needs of the communities in which it operates. It is no longer just about the transport of patients, but about the delivery of groceries and groceries and even the transport of certified household helpers to patient homes through numerous creative partnerships. LogistiCare’s growing relationships with state departments, city officials, nonprofits such as Volunteers of America in the Delaware Valley, food banks, communities, school systems, and government agencies reflect the company’s desire and ability to make a positive impact on the lives of needy residents in Philadelphia and Philadelphia whole state.
“At this time of year, simply helping can be the most powerful gift you can give,” said Daniel E. Greenleaf, President and Chief Executive Officer of LogistiCare. “LogistiCare is focused on making connections – both with care and with the communities it serves. By partnering with our friends at Volunteers of America in the Delaware Valley, LogistiCare can use its transportation network to not only expand these connections, but also deepen them in meaningful ways by doing our part to give back to the greater Philadelphia community. “
The Philadelphia City Office for Children and Families offered their guidance in identifying families in need of help through valuable connections within the Philadelphia school district. George Washington High School is one of the city-sponsored Philadelphia community schools. Working with a network of support workers – social workers, mental health specialists, bilingual interpreters, and more – at George Washington High School, families were identified who received gifts and holiday meals through VOADV’s Adopt A Family program. To ease the burden on these families, LogistiCare identified Philadelphia-based transportation companies – Wheels Bring You There Transportation, Reliable Transit, and Medical Transportation Providers – that were offering to collect the gifts and holiday meals directly from VOADV’s office and transportation in Collingswood, NJ to the families in their homes throughout North Philadelphia and the larger northeastern communities.
“We are grateful to VOADV and LogistiCare for adopting many George Washington High School families and safely delivering groceries and gifts this holiday season,” said Caitlyn Boyle, community school coordinator for the Office for Children and Families. “As a community school, we want to ensure that students and families always feel supported and connected, regardless of their challenges. Thanks to the generosity of our partners, we were able to achieve this this Christmas season. “
If you need assistance, contact Volunteers of America Delaware Valley at [email protected] or (856) 854-4660 or visit www.voadv.org for more information.
Via Providence Service Corporation and LogistiCare
LogistiCare, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Providence Service Corporation, is the nation’s largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) programs for government agencies and managed care organizations. LogistiCare’s services include NEMT driving management, call center management, transport provider network development and credentials, and provider management.
LogistiCare focuses on access to convenient, inexpensive, safe and reliable means of transportation. LogistiCare offers tech-enabled solutions that offer improved functions, stronger network performance, optimized workflow processes and higher overall system efficiency. Annually, LogistiCare manages over 63 million trips for more than 24 million eligible drivers in 50 states and the District of Columbia. You can find more information about LogistiCare at www.logisticare.com.
About Volunteers of America Delaware Valley
Volunteers of America The Delaware Valley (VOADV) is a local affiliate of the national nonprofit Volunteers of America and provides vital services to the most vulnerable in our community. Each year, VOADV serves more than 13,000 people across the South New Jersey and Philadelphia area and operates more than 40 high quality, results-oriented assistance programs – from homelessness, re-entry, veteran assistance and affordable housing to special programs for victims of human trafficking and those with addiction , traumatic brain injury and intellectual disability. Further information can be found at: www.voadv.org.
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