PATHLIGHT HOME RECEIVES $100,000 FLORIDA BLUE SAPPHIRE AWARD
First in Health Equity
Orlando, Florida, 5 May, 2022 – Pathlight HOME, an innovator in supportive housing and vocational training, was announced last night as the first-place winner of the 17th Annual Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards. The organization was presented with a check for $100,000 to continue developing and implementing innovative programs to improve health equity in Central Florida.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary later this year, Pathlight HOME pioneered the transformation of former motel properties into fresh, secure, and affordable efficiency units of supportive housing for Orlando’s homeless population. Over the past quarter century, Pathlight has assisted more than 7,000 people who have experienced homelessness, and 95% of Pathlight residents, past and present, report better health, greater ability to function independently, and an improved outlook on life as a result of the organization’s efforts.
The Florida Blue Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue, the state’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan. Since 2005, the Foundation has presented 130 Sapphire Awards totaling more than $6.3 million to honor and support community programs, coalitions, and solutions that directly contribute to better health outcomes.