HopeCentral - Pediatrics & Behavioral Health Programs
Twice a month, HopeCentral conducts a clinic for residents of Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place shelter for homeless women and children. In addition to treating and easing parent fears about their children's cold, cough, and flu symptoms, we have provided timely diagnosis of behavioral health issues to allow parents to access school-based resources. We have also provided guidance to many mother's whose children are struggling behaviorally from the stresses in their family.
HopeCentral is actively working towards opening a full-time pediatric and behavioral health primary care clinic in Rainier Valley in the Fall of 2013. Our clinic will be characterized by:
- A patient-centered medical home accessible to everyone in the community
- Subsidized rates for low-income families
- Integrated behavioral health services with an on-site child psychologist
- Community partnerships with churches and non-profits
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
HopeCentral is beginning construction of our permanent clinic facility with a scheduled completion date of October 2013. We are grateful for the partnership of our landlord, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission for partnering with us to bring more pediatric resources to Rainier Valley.
HopeCentral is in the midst of our launch campaign to open a permanent primary care facility in Rainier Valley. We are raising funds for one-time costs related to our launch as well as a scholarship fund that pays for subsidized care for those who can least afford it.