ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Carilion Clinic in Roanoke is one of six community health clinics in the Commonwealth to be awarded tens of thousands of dollars through a grant from UnitedHealthcare.

According to UnitedHealthcare, the $230,000 for Carilion Clinic grant comes from the company’sEmpowering Health program, which is donating $11 million in grants across 11 states.

UnitedHealthcare officials tell WFXR News that $1 million was awarded to six different organizations throughout the Commonwealth to expand access to care for underserved communities and people without insurance.

Carilion Clinic was awarded the money to introduce their new “Calm and Safe Classrooms” counseling program, UnitedHealthcare says. The counseling program will provide solutions and support to students that struggle with emotion management and behavior through “LIFT” a community-based partnership with Fallon Park Elementary.

According to the company, the grants will assist families and individuals experiencing food insecurity, behavioral health issues, and social isolation issues. The funds will also support health promotion and health literacy in each locality.

“Through our Empowering Health grants and local outreach efforts from UnitedHealthcare, we’re working with local organizations in the state to provide Virginia residents with an interconnected system of clinical and social services that can produce better health outcomes and make the health system work better for everyone,” said Tameeka Smith, the CEO of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia.

Since the Empowering Health program first launched in 2018, UnitedHealthcare says it has invested more than $51 million in Empowering Health grants with the help of community-based organizations throughout 30 states and Washington, D.C.