Public Relations Account Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARESOURCE DONATES $100,000 TO ATLANTA VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOUNDATION TO HELP IMPROVE HOUSING CONDITIONS FOR MEMBERS
ATLANTA (February 21, 2023) – CareSource, a mission-driven Medicaid plan serving more
than 500,000 Georgians, has invested $100,000 in the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation,
the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Atlanta.
Through this first-of-its-kind program, community legal health workers will connect CareSource
members to legal support through home visits, mobile unit visits for members experiencing
intimate partner abuse, and courthouse visits. The partnership will document and combine data
and outcomes collected from AVLF attorneys, clinical teams and CareSource to address social
determinants of health and provide a comprehensive plan for improving member health. AVLF
serves more than 5,000 low-income Atlantans every year.
“This unprecedented partnership between CareSource and AVLF is one-way CareSource works
to address the whole health of Georgians and provide wrap-around services to our members,”
said Jason Anavitarte, CareSource Georgia director of life services and health equity. “We often
hear from members about poor living conditions that adversely affect their health. For example,
a member may contact us about mold in their home that triggers asthma and a landlord who
refuses to rectify the situation. Through this partnership with AVLF, we are now able to directly
connect members to legal services to fight on their behalf for safe and healthy housing.”
CareSource’s investment will fund community legal health workers in Fulton County and help
AVLF continue to advocate for safe and stable housing, including supporting AVLF’s Housing
Court Assistance Center for Atlanta tenants whose landlords are taking them to court as well as
AVLF’s eviction defense program that provides lawyers for individuals who are facing eviction.
“This partnership is one of the most impactful ways to address social determinants of health that
I’ve seen in our state. CareSource shares our commitment to improving outcomes for
individuals and families in Georgia, and we are grateful for the generous donation that will fund
this program as we work together for the good of Georgians,” said Michael Lucas, AVLF
CareSource is a nonprofit, nationally recognized managed care organization with over 2 million
members. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio since its founding in 1989, CareSource administers
one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the U.S. The organization offers health
insurance, including Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare Advantage and dualeligible programs. As a mission-driven organization, CareSource is transforming health care
with innovative programs that address the social determinants of health, health equity,
prevention and access to care.