San Diego Rescue Mission Receives Grant from MolinaCares Champions Awards

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cassie Bates, an employee at the San Diego Rescue Mission, is one of four San Diegans to win the MolinaCare Champions Awards, which was created to honor people whose leadership, volunteerism, and public 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 program for the recovery of mind, body and spirit.

RevWel is a free service being offered to the men and women experiencing homelessness who are going through the Rescue Mission’s residential program and Rescue Mission staff. Bate’s vision is to encourage everyone towards a lifelong integration of wellbeing into their daily routines through a trauma informed, wholistic approach. She also worked with anti-trafficking organizations, offering 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 further empower their important work by establishing meaningful partnerships with their organizations.”

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

In her role as an Advocate at the San Diego Rescue Mission, Bates helps women and men in the 12-month Mission Academy program achieve goals around wellness, education, job training, job placement, housing and establishing a support network. She recently started an eight-week course called RevWel which focuses on movement, meditation, breathing, yoga and stretching. Her approach doesn’t just focus on health and movement, but incorporates spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.

The 300 students in the Rescue Mission’s 12-month residential program, along with more than 100 staff at the Rescue Mission are all invited to join in the wellness activities at no cost.

Cassie Bates is an advocate at the San Diego Rescue Mission.

Tags: ,

Category: Donations, Education, Events, featured, Health & Fitness, Housing, Local News, Nonprofit

About the Author ()

General articles by the Presidio Sentinel and Associated Partners.