The Asian American Health Coalition established HOPE Clinic in 2002 as a four-hours-a-month, volunteer-run, non-profit clinic, providing culturally and linguistically competent care for Houston's underserved, and linguistically isolated Asian communities. Located in hte Alief Neighborhood, Houston's most racially diverse neighborhood, HOPE gained recognition after hurricane Katrina, in 2005, when it provided services to 3,000 of the 15,000 Vietnamese evacuees from Louisiana. Today HOPE Clnic has grown in a full time Federally Qualified Health Center providing 13,000 patient visits a year.
HOPE provides health care services to all regardless of the patients' ability to pay. In particular HOPE Clinic serves the unisured, underinsured, those with limited English proficiency, and the low-income. A unique characterisitic of HOPE Clinic is its capacity to provide services in 14 different languages, ncluding: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnames, Korrean, Burmese, Arabic and Spanish.
HOPE's Mission is to improve the health of residents in greater Houston through culturally and linguistically appropriate services.