About Us

Hope Street Margolis Family Center is a community health, education, and recreation program of California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a non-profit hospital that has served 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 of creating healthier neighborhoods. 

In keeping with this vision, in 1992 CHMC collaborated with the University of California Los Angeles to expand prevention and early intervention services for low-income young families by establishing Hope Street Margolis Family Center. All programs are provided at no cost and are primarily supported through public grants and contracts and private philanthropy. 

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 4-story energy efficient community wellness center. Located adjacent to CHMC's main campus, the center includes an outdoor play area, multipurpose sports court, and a pocket park designed for young children and families. This state-of-the-art facility allows 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 to a wider population of children, youth, and parents. 


Fund Development Advisory Board

The Fund Development Committee consists of 22 volunteers that provide support and guidance for fundraising strategies. This committee also acts as a subcommittee of the California Hospital Medical Center Foundation Board, which directs and oversees all fundraising activities for Hope Street.

The Committee Chair is Richard Oxford and the Vice-Chair is Eloise Appel, EdD.

Members include Suzan Vida Konell, David Marquez, Jeanne Raya, Kelly Jones, Lilith Borko, Susan Berk, Ramona Quinn, Linda Ellman, Michelle Lainez, Penny Orloff, Sandra Warde White, Hannah Kirschner, Sharon Shelton, Shianne Hollander, Don Wyse, Eileen Cohen, MSW, Sheila Phillips, MD, Bart Tucker, Patricia C. Carranza, Nancy Crawford.