About The St. Hope Foundation

St. Hope Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community healthcare organization that was established in November 1999. Recently, St. Hope implemented the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care. Our organization was created in response to the growing need for innovative, effective healthcare designed to provide quality services to reduce health disparities within Houston, Texas and rural counties. We serve patients from various disease states that include, but is not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, obesity, high blood pressure, obesity, gout, skin disorder, cancer, and mental health.

As a comprehensive, federally-qualified Health Center (FQHC), St. Hope targets unmet needs and gaps in health-related services, fostering client-centered programs to meet these necessities.

Within the last 18 years of service, St. Hope has performed routine health screenings for more than 30,000 people and has been a key prevention contractor for the City of Houston, DHHS, Bureau of HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Prevention and wellness are essential guideposts at St. Hope. Known for conducting large community health promotions in resource-limited areas, St. Hope has garnered support both locally and nationally for its innovative sexual health screenings with BET’s College Road Tour Rap-It-Up campaign, targeting young African Americans and Latinos at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The St. Hope Foundation receives funding through several financing streams, including HRSA, Ryan White, Centers for Disease Control, DSHS, City of Houston, The Simmons Foundation, and several private foundations.

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November 1999

Board Information

14 Members

Active Clients (FY2018)

21,551 SHF Clients Served

Service Lines (FY2018)

  • Medical Care – Family Medicine
  • Medical Care – Primary Care
  • Medical Care – Gynecological Care
  • Medical Care – Infectious Disease
  • Medical Care – Hepatitis C Specialty Care
  • Medical Care – HIV Specialty Care
  • Medical Care – Podiatry
  • Medical Care – Psychiatry
  • Medical Care – Podiatry
  • Medical Care – Nutrition
  • Medical Care – Clinical Case Management
  • Clinical Research
  • Dental Care – General Dentistry / Endodontics Specialty
  • Prevention Education – Targeted Evidenced Based Interventions
  • Prevention – Community Health Screenings
  • Clinical Pharmacy – 340B Specialty Pharmacy, ADAP Enrolled
  • Vision Care
  • Medical Transportation

Staffing Pattern (FY2018)

147 Total Employees (African American – 48%; Latino – 33%; White – 17%; Asian – 2%)

34 Management (African American – 47%; Latino – 36%; White – 17%)

27 Medical Doctors / Physician Assistants / Dentists

94 Medical and Dental Staff

12 Prevention Staff

19 Administration Support Staff

32 Volunteers

Prevention Screenings (FY2018)

2,302 Targeted HIV/STI Screenings (2.06% HIV+; 6.02% STI+)

Counties Service Area (5 Health Centers)

  • Austin
  • Brazoria
  • Chambers
  • Colorado
  • Fort Bend
  • Galveston
  • Harris
  • Liberty
  • Montgomery
  • Polk
  • San Jacinto
  • Walker
  • Waller
  • Wharton

Operating Budget

$31 million (FY 2019)

Client Demographics

FY2018 Total Patients = 21,551

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