About Us

Hope Street Family Center is a community program of California Hospital Medical Center that provides in-home and on-site educational, health wellness, behavioral health, developmental, and social services that support children and families.

Our History

Hope Street Family Center was established in 1992 as a community program of California Hospital Medical Center.  Original program funding was provided by a research and demonstration grant from the federal Head Start Bureau as a national effort to develop more effective ways to support young children and families.

Hope Street Family Center continues to partner with the Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities of the University of California, Los Angeles in order to employ an ecological approach to service delivery that focuses on both the child and family and social environment.  Hope Street Family Center is reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century settlement house and provides an impressive continuum of on-site educational, medical, and developmental services that guide and support children and families from birth through adulthood. 

Hope Street Family Center has been recognized as a national model for integrating health care within its community and has received the national NOVA Award (2002), presented by the American Hospital Association in honor of the center’s success in improving community health; the Catholic Healthcare West Faith In Action Award (2005); and the 2004 Federal Interagency Coordinating Council Communities of Excellence Award, which honored HSFC as an exemplary national model of integrated supports for children and families. Hope Street Family Center has been recognized by Harvard University’s Pathways Mapping Initiative as a model school readiness program and by the Administration for Children & Families, as a national Quality Early Head Start/Head Start Program (2007).  The Hope Street Youth Center received the Metlife Foundation Innovator Award from the Afterschool Alliance (2014).