Premera Blue Cross Awards Grant to SMH Domestic Violence Program

Premera Blue Cross presented Sound Mental Health’s Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team (CDVRT) with a generous two-year grant totaling $150,000. SMH was one of seven nonprofits this year to receive the grant. CDVRT is a specialized multidisciplinary collaborative program developed to serve the unique needs of children and survivors of domestic violence.

The Social Impact grant, with a first installment of $75,000 delivered to SMH this past summer, is presented to evidence-based programs and pilot projects that demonstrate great potential for widespread impact in the community. Over the years, CDVRT has touched multiple lives and continues to do meaningful work in the community.

Premera’s new Social Impact Program, launched in 2017 to focus on giving to organizations that support behavioral health solutions, particularly in underserved communities.

Premera Blue Cross is a leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, providing comprehensive health benefits and tailored services to approximately 1.9 million people, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. The company offers innovative health and wellness solutions focused on quality outcomes for patients and controlling costs. Premera Blue Cross, which has operated in Washington since 1933, is a nonprofit, independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.