Hope Street Family Center

Community Impact

Hope Street Family Center is a Community Health, Education and Recreation Resource of Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center. We have been serving children and families living in the low-income communities of Pico Union, Historic South Los Angeles, and Downtown since 1992. It is our mission to: Educate Children, Strengthen Families and Transform Community.

Hope Street Family Center offers an array of services including early childhood education, family literacy, after-school education and recreation, mental health, home visitation, domestic violence support, parenting, and family support. In October of 2013, CHMC opened the Hope Street Margolis Family Center, which is a new four-story 26,500 sf Community Center with outdoor sports court and community park space.


Demonstrated Results

Educate Children

  • Preschool children’s oral language post-test gains tripled the federal expectation
  • 17% of students exceeded grade level expectations
  • 86% of families demonstrated growth in supporting children’s learning in the home environment and interactive literacy activities.

Strengthen Families

  • 85% of adult ESL learners made significant gains in reading, writing
  • 100% of pregnant women received prenatal care
  • 100% of children 0-5 years received comprehensive well-child care exams

Transform Community

  • 71% of parents report that the SR program enabled them to accept a job
  • 85% credits School Readiness program with helping them keep a job


Hope Street Family Center

And Now I am a Physician...

“I came here when I was 14 years old. When I got involved with Hope Street Family Center, I spoke very little English, and for the first two years of high school, I was struggling to catch up. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I wanted to give up. Hope Street was there for me. And now I am a physician.
- Janet Medina, alumni


“What Hope Street came in to do was to create a kind of integrated platform, providing a whole variety of resources that the community needed and the families needed, in order to make the family whole, functional and thriving”.
- Neal Halfon, UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities