April 1, 2021 (Chicago, IL) – To help ease the ongoing needs of Illinoisans created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has awarded Casa Central a $20,000 grant as part of BCBSIL’s latest round of giving aimed at helping the helpers.
“This timely grant will ensure that some of Chicago’s most vulnerable families continue to receive the high-quality bilingual, culturally responsive services needed to regain stability... and empower us to remain responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt our services, as needed, to ensure the health and safety of our families,” stated Martin R. Castro, president and CEO of Casa Central.
BCBSIL selected 175 organizations across Illinois with missions focused on access to care, hunger, shelter and behavioral health care, and COVID-19 health education and vaccine access to receive $20,000 grants as part of its COVID-19 Community Collaboration Fund.
“A year into the pandemic and the health, economic and social impacts around Illinois are still great,” said Harmony Harrington, vice-president government and community relations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. “We’re proud to be able to help so many organizations increase their capacity to help more people receive the help they need.”
See the full list of grantees.
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