Molina Healthcare of Nevada Presents $100,000 to Nevada PEP to Advance Behavioral Health Care and Support for Children with Disabilities


LAS VEGAS, May 7, 2024 – Molina Healthcare of Nevada (“Molina”) has donated $100,000 grant to Nevada PEP to advance behavioral health and mental health care services for children with disabilities and their families. The grant was recently presented to Nevada PEP at a special celebration, in observance of National Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week.

The grant will help fund Nevada PEP’s Family Peer Support Services program, which connects families to peer support specialists with similar life experiences to listen to their concerns and offer resources to address their needs. 

Dedicated to increasing the opportunities for success at home, at school, and in the community, Nevada PEP focuses on supporting children who have or are at risk of having serious emotional disturbances. The organization provides education, encouragement and empowerment activities for the children, their families and their service providers. 

“Committed to Nevada, Molina shares Nevada PEP’s mission to provide high-quality care and support for children in our community facing behavioral and mental health challenges,” said Rob Baughman, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Nevada. “We understand the enormous impact it can make in a child’s health and well-being and are grateful for the opportunity to share in this life-changing work.”

In 2022, about 32,000 Nevada youth (13.8%) were reported to have experienced severe major depression within a one-year period. To address this growing concern, Nevada PEP offers a wide variety of services free of charge to Nevada families looking for guidance. 

One mom commented, “I think I was meant to connect with PEP … it is the first time in eight years that I don’t feel judged when talking about my daughter’s behaviors.”   Another parent stated, “I never had something like this before … it has really helped me with being a better advocate for my daughter.”

For more information on Family Peer Support Services, as well as programs and activities surrounding Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week, go to

About Molina Healthcare of Nevada
Molina Healthcare of Nevada, Inc. provides government-funded health care to members in Clark and Washoe counties through Medicaid, Nevada Check Up Program, Medicare and Marketplace. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs, and through state insurance marketplaces. For more information, visit

About Nevada PEP
For nearly three decades, Nevada PEP, a family-driven statewide organization, has been dedicated to supporting and advocating for children and youth with disabilities, including those with behavioral or mental health care needs. Using a peer-to-peer approach, Nevada PEP’s services empower families with information, training, and support.
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