Building A New Home for Hope Street Family Center
Recreation, play and exercise are critical tools for combating the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. Moreover, recreation is a highly effective way for parents to relieve stress and for families to share quality time through healthy activities. This new facility will house Hope Streets existing services plus new recreational programming at the facility and across the street at Venice Hope Park. The planned expansion of Hope Street Family Center will serve 3,000 children, youth and families annually. This represents a 60% increase in the number of residents served.
The new Hope Street Family Center, a Community Education, Recreation and Health Resource of California Hospital, will include:
• Community Wellness and Recreation Center: Youth Recreation Room, Homework Lab, Media Center & Library, Creative Arts Classroom, Fitness and Dance Studio, Family Literacy Classroom, and Continuation High School Classroom
• Child Development Center and Outdoor Play Area: Early Care and Education Classrooms,Developmental Assessment Offices and Outdoor Play areas
• Multipurpose Sports Court: Community basketball court and/or soccer field
• Venice Hope Open Park Space: Green space and walking path and Children’s play space
This project will bring immediate and lasting benefits to the surrounding community, providing the following:
• Expanded Opportunities for Community Recreation and Wellness Activities
• Centralized Social Services that Meet the Needs of Neighborhood Families
• Improved Community Cohesion and Stability for downtown Los Angeles
California Hospital Medical Center Foundation and CRA/LA has raised 12.7 million dollars, reaching 80% of the $15.7 million project total. Supporters include: AEG Community Benefits, Proposition K LA4Kids, Proposition 40: State Urban Parks Act Grant, Proposition 1C Infill Infrastructure, and City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA/LA), Weingart Foundation, First 5 LA, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation, and the Ahmanson Foundation. For information on contributing to this program through an online donation, click here.
For more information, please contact Development Officer Amy Costello in the CHMC Foundation at (213) 742-5869.
To view the progress of the construction, go to the Capital Campaign Progress photo album on our Facebook page.