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San Diego Rescue Mission Receives $5,000 Molina Cares Champions Awards Grant – Reuters

San Diego CA—Cassie Bates, an employee of the San Diego Rescue Mission, is one of four people from San Diegan to win the MolinaCare Champions Awards, which were created to honor people whose leadership, volunteerism and advocacy embody the spirit of compassion and service. . Bates received the $5,000 grant, which she donated to the Rescue Mission, to support their wellness initiatives. A Certified Revelation Wellness Instructor since 2016, Bates founded RevWel, a mind, body, and spirit recovery program.

RevWel is a free service offered to homeless men and women attending the Rescue Mission residential program and Rescue Mission staff. Bate’s vision is to encourage everyone to integrate lifelong wellness into their daily routines through a holistic, trauma-informed approach. She has also worked with anti-trafficking organizations, providing free yoga and resources to those they serve.

“We are pleased to recognize the leadership and service of these inspiring individuals who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout San Diego County,” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “MolinaCares is grateful for the opportunity to celebrate these local heroes and strengthen their important work by building meaningful partnerships with their organizations.”

the MolinaCares Agreement (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), honored four San Diego residents for their dedication to reducing health disparities and championing social equity.

In her role as an attorney at the San Diego Rescue Mission, Ms. Bates helps the women and men of the Mission Academy’s 12-month program achieve goals in welfare, education, job training , placement, housing and building a support network. She recently started an 8 week course called RevWel which focuses on movement, meditation, breathing, yoga and stretching. Her approach does not just focus on health and movement, but integrates spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.

The 300 students in the Rescue Mission 12-month residential program, as well as more than 100 Rescue Mission staff members are all invited to participate in wellness activities free of charge.