PHILADELPHIA, May 09, 2022 – AHARI – A Home is A Right, Inc. is proud to announce Highmark Wholecare, formerly Gateway Health, as its All-Star Salute Title Sponsor for its 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser, the Heroes Masquerade Gala. The gala held May 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Heroes Ballroom at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, 11630 Caroline Road in Philadelphia, marks the beginning of the seven-month sponsorship.
“Our goal at AHARI is to provide permanent supportive housing and create pathways of stability for underhoused and underserved veterans, their families, and communities in the Delaware Valley,” says Stephanie Booker. “These men and women have given their lives to protect this country and should be able to come home to a home.”
Through this new outreach sponsorship, Highmark Wholecare and AHARI will provide health and wellness education and essentials for underserved and underhoused communities in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, including COVID-19 education and vaccination, free new clothing, shoes, household items, personal care and protective equipment. The sponsorship will also provide direct access to affordable quality healthcare and raise awareness of, and funds for, AHARI Veteran Village, a 10-unit affordable housing project in Philadelphia’s University City.
“Highmark Wholecare cares for the whole person in all communities where the need is greatest,” Jhasia Castillo, Senior Community Engagement Specialist, Highmark Wholecare. “We pride ourselves on being a community-based health plan, supporting not only our members, but organizations like AHARI within the communities we serve that provide the types of resources and assistance that our members need, so they can live healthier lives.”
Representatives from Highmark Wholecare will be present at AHARI’s Heroes Masquerade Gala to share information about Highmark Wholecare and its health plans.
About AHARI – A Home Is A Right
AHARI - A Home Is A Right missions to provide permanent supportive housing to veterans at-risk of homeless and homeless veterans and their families to create pathways to self-sufficiency for underhoused and underserved communities. AHARI is committed to establishing collaborations with other nonprofit organizations with similar passions that provide housing, programming, and auxiliary support services. AHARI’s outreach programs are Mobile Hunger Relief, Getting Vaccinated Matters, WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), and Can You Use This? PopUp GiveAways. AHARI’s partnerships include Sam Staten, Jr. of Union 332, Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, the honorable Janie Blackwell, Camphor Memorial UMC, The Baby Bureau, Good 360, Caring for Friends, PHMC (Public Health Management Corporation), Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity, The Wedge Recovery Centers, Philadelphia Veterans Parade & Festival, Brown’s Shoprite, and most recently, University of Pennsylvania Upward Bound program.
About Highmark Wholecare
We believe in caring for the whole person in all communities where the need is greatest. We see a future in which everyone has equal opportunity to achieve their best health. Through our leading Medicaid and Medicare programs, we are coordinating healthcare that goes beyond doctors and medicine that helps members achieve not just physical health, but also delivers whole person care. Our associates are helping to drive this new kind of healthcare in collaboration with a network of 29,000 primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals, and other ancillary providers. We are also committed to supporting our neighbors through our many communities outreach and engagement programs.
AHARI - A Home Is A Right