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About HOPE

Community HOPE Projects Inc, doing business as Hope Family Health Center, is a 501(C)3 not for profit organization providing primary medical, counseling, integrated behavioral health, peer support services, case management, and wellness programs to the uninsured living in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.


All physicians are volunteers who donate their time to provide healthcare to those in need and the counseling and support staff are grant funded licensed professionals with a shared mission to provide healthcare to all.

HOPE is considered a safety net clinic, or a clinic providing healthcare to the uninsured and those who have limited or no access to medical or behavioral health services. HOPE not only delivers direct services, wellness and prevention programs have been implemented to truly assist individuals and families in improving their life.

HOPE is a non-governmental non-profit organization who is sustained through grants, individual donations, volunteer services and fundraisers. Through our continued support from the community we continue to grow in order to help the uninsured in our community. We thank our partners in health and look forward to continuing serving the Rio Grande Valley in the years to come.

Our Mission

Hope Family Health Center provides quality integrated medical and counseling services including preventative care and education to medically indigent individuals and families living in the Rio Grande Valley.

Our Vision

To strengthen families, foster personal dignity and empower each individual to take responsibility for his or her own well being.


Our Story

In 1994, a group o f individuals including David Saavedra, LCSW, Sister Marian Strohmeyer and Anna W. Cass, Parish Associate at Holy Spirit,  had the idea to provide medical and counseling services to the families who did not have access to any resources such as Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance.


The interest sparked as Father Gerald Frank arranged the three to meet and begin to unfold their ideas. 

Through extensive conversations, outreaching and community efforts, The Family Health & Resource Center (FHRC) was created and Community HOPE Projects, Inc was incorporated in 1995 and received its status in 1997. 


The group begain recruiting volunteer physicians and therapists to provide donated care to the uninsured for a minimal donation and patients were seen out of a medical office in downtown McAllen. In 1999 HOPE secured funds to build a comprehensive buidling to include medical, counseling, and case management. 

On Wednesday, January 3, 2001 the Family Health Resource Center opened  its doors at 2332 Jordan Rd., McAllen, TX to a new 12,000 + sq ft. integrated health center. 

The Board of Directors renamed the organiztion HOPE Family Health Center in 2004. 

Directors and Administrative Team

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Roxanne Ramirez

Executive Director


Dr. Gutierrez

Medical Director


Noel Marquez

Business Analyst / Grant Specialist


Nimsi Dominguez

Front Office Receptionist


Natalie Ochoa

Front Office Receptionist

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Margarita Tirado

Administrative Assistant

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