Amerigroup Provides Help for the Homeless with Catholic Charities


Published on June 11, 2015

Amerigroup is partnering with Catholic Charities to provide hope and help for the homeless by supporting the Homeless Services of Catholic Charities. This past year, Amerigroup was the lead sponsor of our Head Start program, providing support for over 400 families served by Head Start, as well as providing health education initiatives for our families throughout the year. Amerigroup’s mantra is “We do well, by doing good” and they live out that mantra by aligning with programs of Catholic Charities that provide support for underserved individuals and communities.


Amerigroup and Anthem, Inc.* Government Relations Team Volunteers helped kick off summer fun with our families at Baronne Street Housing. Photos in this article are from that day! *Anthem, Inc. operates in Louisiana as Amerigroup Louisiana.

“At Amerigroup, we strive to create a better environment for the whole community and that’s bringing knowledge and resources so people can have opportunities to grow and thrive,” said Peter Lambousy, Manager of Medicaid Marketing for Amerigroup. “Supporting organizations like Catholic Charities that are affecting real and positive change for those in need is our mission and mantra in action.”

Amerigroup-web2-600Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality to their members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with Anthem’s affiliated health plans, they serve more than 5 million beneficiaries of state sponsored health plans in 19 states, making them the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs.

“So often in our ministry, we see that there is a definitive link between health and homelessness,” said Sr. Marjorie Heber, MSC, President/CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. “We thank Amerigroup for recognizing the needs of homeless brother and sisters through their continued support.”

Amerigroup-web3-600Amerigroup’s support will help serve upwards of 300 homeless individuals and families served by Catholic Charities each year. Catholic Charities Homeless Services provide shelter, case management and care focused on homeless families, homeless women, and homeless men and women with chronic mental and physical health needs. Services include transitional housing shelters and independent apartments, case management, counseling, advocacy, referrals for additional services, therapeutic and educational groups. Services also include home-based case management, counseling, life skills training, budget planning, advocacy, linkages to mainstream resources and referrals for additional services.

Many thanks to Amerigroup for their continued partnership and support!