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Care1st Avondale Resource Center 10-Year-Anniversary Celebration

The core partners that help operate and fund the Care1st Avondale Resource Center including Care1st Health Plan Arizona, the City of Avondale and First Things First (FTF) will host a 10 Year-Anniversary Celebration in Avondale, Ariz. to commemorate a decade of exemplary service in Southwest Maricopa County. 

We invite media to attend this event hosted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center located at 328 W. Western Avenue, Avondale, Arizona, 85232 

The Care1st Avondale Resource Center’s 10-Year-Anniversary Celebration is a way to honor its cross-sector collaborative achievements and the community for the opportunity to serve them. The center is a one-stop hub of social and human services that offers programs such as healthcare enrollment, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), parenting classes, financial literacy workshops, job assistance and more. 

The celebration begins at 4 p.m. The attendees will include Care1st Health Plan Arizona, the City of Avondale, FTF, City of Avondale Mayor Kenneth Weise, community-based organizations and community members. Remarks begin at approximately 5 p.m. and will be given by leadership from Care1st Health Plan Arizona, the City of Avondale and FTF to highlight the positive impact the center has had on the community for the past decade. 

Currently, there are 61 community-based organizations delivering services out of the center and approximately 5,000 people walk through the doors every month. As of Dec. 31, 2018, Care1st Health Plan Arizona serves approximately 186,000 Medicaid members and 2,000 Medicare Advantage members in Arizona. WellCare Health Plans also has 19,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) members in the state. 

To contact the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, call 623-333-2703, email or visit 

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc. 
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses primarily on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2018. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at 

About the City of Avondale 
Located just west of Phoenix, Avondale, Arizona is a fast-growing community of 84,000 residents, who represent a broad spectrum of cultures and share a true sense of harmony throughout the community. Here, people and businesses are welcomed with open arms and supported in a way that exemplifies a dynamic, intelligent and driven city, ready to take on the future. Avondale is Aspiring, Achieving, Accelerating. To learn more, visit 

About First Things First 
First Things First is a voter-created, statewide organization that funds early education and health programs to help kids be successful once they enter kindergarten. Decisions about how those funds are spent are made by local councils staffed by community volunteers. To learn more, visit 
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