New name, same mission – Waxahachie Daily Light

Chris Roark

A long-standing nonprofit in Waxahachie announced the next chapter in its mission last week by unveiling its new name.

Hope Clinic, which has been providing comprehensive health services to families in Ellis County since 1999, will now be called Hope Health.

Leaders of the organization announced the new name at a series of events throughout the week, culminating Friday with the unveiling of the new nonprofit sign at its future location on Coleman Street, opposite the Waxahachie Police Station.

Earlier in the week, representatives from the organization met with residents across the county, including Chick-fil-A in Waxahachie, Romero’s Coffee Shop in The Avenue Church Ennis and Lighthouse Coffee Bar in Midlothian.

The public awareness campaign began Monday at its existing facilities, 411 E. Jefferson St. in Waxahachie and 805 W. Lampasas St. in Ennis.

This comes as Hope Health prepares to build a new facility. Barbara Clark, CEO of Hope Health, said the new building was needed. As a federally licensed health center, Hope Health offers variable fee discounts to uninsured and underserved patients, and physicians see patients regardless of income or ability to pay. , said the leaders of the organization.

But growth has caught up with Hope Health. Last year, he made 26,792 visits and served 7,925 patients not only from Ellis County, but also from Navarro, Dallas, Johnson, Hill, Kaufman and Tarrant counties.

The new facility will be 26,000 square feet in size, more than three times the size of the existing Waxahachie facility.

The total cost of the new facility is $9.8 million. Hope Health has set a goal of raising $2 million in philanthropic funds, and it has reached $1.3 million in philanthropic donations or pledges.

Clark said the plan is to break ground on the new building by fall 2022 with an expected opening date of early 2024.

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