Our Mission

Our Mission

HopeCentral is a faith-based 501(c)(3) (TIN 27-1098473) non-profit pediatric and behavioral health clinic that serves all families in Southeast Seattle regardless of income, status, or belief system. Our mission is “Sharing the love of Jesus through excellent, enhanced primary care for the entire community.”

Our Story

Moved by the striking health disparities between Southeast Seattle and other Seattle neighborhoods, HopeCentral’s founding team envisioned a clinic that would provide exceptional care to all families in the community regardless of income.

HopeCentral is building a diverse community around the shared, basic need of good health. We offer exceptional care, integrated behavioral health, and high provider access. Many families who can choose any provider in Seattle choose us for these reasons. But we also make this high-level of care available to lower-income families. The generous support of our donors allows us to offer this high standard of care to families on Medicaid and to offer income-based sliding scale discounts to other low-income families.

Our Neighborhood - Rainier Valley

Rainier ValleyOne of the most diverse zip codes in the United States, Rainier Valley is a cultural crossroads with over sixty languages spoken by families from all over the world. Unfortunately, this cultural richness coexists with some startling health disparities. Residents experience much higher rates of family poverty, teenage pregnancy, and pre-term birth than other areas of Seattle.  They are two to three times more likely to die from heart disease or diabetes and five times more likely to report unmet health needs than residents in more affluent neighborhoods.  Children in the Beacon Hill/Southeast Seattle area have the highest asthma hospitalization rates in the country.  In fact, life expectancy in Rainier Valley is nearly 10% shorter than in nearby Mercer Island.

Rainier Valley is HopeCentral’s neighborhood. We love this community and want to see it become the healthiest community in Seattle.

Our Charitable Model

HopeCentral’s charitable model is based on the premise that everyone deserves excellent health care regardless of income, status, or belief system. We desire to bring the whole community together around the shared value of wellness by providing competitive, high-quality health services to those who can afford them, and extending the same excellent care to those who cannot.

HopeCentral is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are working hard to make care delivery as efficient as possible to care for as many families as possible. Donations to HopeCentral go directly to help cover the cost of care provided to those who can least afford it. These families include:

  • Our community’s lowest income families whose children are covered by Medicaid. Medicaid reimbursements do not cover the cost of our care which is why many practices have reduced or eliminated Medicaid patients.
  • Low income families whose children do not qualify for Medicaid. These children are often uninsured or underinsured. HopeCentral provides an income-based sliding scale discount from our normal fees.

We believe in neighbors helping neighbors. Making a donation to HopeCentral gives the gift of health to a child and affirms the reality that each one of us is made healthier when we invest in the health of the community.


Contact HopeCentral’s Executive Director Dave Kwok to find out more about how you can support HopeCentral. Or visit our donation page to make your gift today!