HOPE Family Health Center joins MHM’s Si Texas Project

McAllen, Texas—HOPE Family Health Center is one of seven organizations from the Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend and Laredo selected as an inaugural cohort of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Sí Texas Project.

HOPE Family Health Center, a 501c3 in McAllen who provides free medical and counseling services to the uninsured, was one of seven organizations announced by Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) to take part in Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas, a project powered by the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund (SIF), to support proven approaches to addressing critical social issues. As a sub-grantee, HOPE will receive $1.25 million from as part of a $13 million investment made by MHM and $1.25 in matching funds to support innovative models addressing the health care concerns of South Texas.

MHM's investment in made possible by a grant in 2014 from SIF to help strengthen the channel of state and local governments and service providers to implement Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas.

HOPE Family Health Center provides medical and counseling services to individuals and families living in the Rio Grande Valley. Services aim to strengthen families through mind, body, and spirit by truly integrating care and providing multidisciplinary care services to patients.

HOPE's model of care utilizes volunteers from the medical community and grant funded therapists to provide quality services to the uninsured. New grant funds will assist HOPE in the delivery of free care to those in need.

"We are thrilled these seven organizations emerged as the trail blazers that will help test strategies that prove to be the most effective, as evidenced by an evaluation of their models, to address these health issues," said MHM president and CEO, Kevin C. Moriarty. "As a grant maker and direct service provider in this region, we are grateful to the Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, for recognizing that the best way to encourage innovation and to learn what truly works to solve a problem is to invest in it through organizations that know the communities and the populations they serve."

"HOPE is truly honored to partner with Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas's Si Texas Project and the other sub grantees to support the health care of the Rio Grande Valley. Through this investment in health HOPE will increase and improve the delivery of care to the uninsured by providing intensive integrated health care to treat the whole person — in mind, body and spirit. We are proud to be in this group of organizations committed to improving the health of our community."

The Sí Texas Project, through its sub-grantees, will attempt to build an intricate network of cross-sector partnerships that will lead region-wide improvements in those conditions. For more information on Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Please see www.mhm.org, for more information on the Corporation for National and Community Service, visit NationalService.gov.

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