About Us

Hope Street is a community benefit program of California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a nonprofit hospital that has continuously served the residents of central and south Los Angeles since 1887. CHMC is committed to improving the health and wellness of its community through a philosophy of service that is based on strengthening the health, development, and success of children and families as the cornerstone for creating healthier neighborhoods and communities. In keeping with this vision, in 1992, the hospital collaborated with the University of California, Los Angeles to expand prevention and early intervention services for low-income young families by establishing the Hope Street Margolis Family Center.


Hope Street’s mission is to educate children,
strengthen families, and transform the community.


In 2013, we opened the Hope Street Margolis Family Center, a 26,500 sq. ft., 4-story, energy-efficient community wellness facility. The new center is located across from CHMC’s main campus and includes an outdoor play area, multipurpose sports court, and a pocket park designed for young children and families. This new facility has allowed us to bring an array of much-needed prevention and recreational activities to the neighborhood, as well as outreach to new families and provide centralized early care and education, mental health, and social services for a wider population of children, youth, and parents. All programs are provided at no cost and are primarily supported through philanthropy.