Center of Hope

A New Healthcare & Housing Facility

Building on Hill Country’s reputation for quality care delivered with kindness, the Center of Hope is a comprehensive place of wellness offering healthcare, mental health, addiction treatment and dental services, along with supported housing for youth transitioning out of homelessness. As the name implies it is more than a medical facility. It is a hub of restored health and hope.

At A Glance

  • 40,000 square feet
  • 16 residential units for youth transitioning out of homelessness
  • 14 dental exam suites
  • 16 medical exam suites
  • 65 new, living-wage jobs for Shasta County
  • 9,100 patients served per year
  • Added resources for getting well such as an art room, community conference room, and on-site staff childcare.

Overview

In addition to basic preventative care, the Center of Hope will house several programs that provide extra support to those with complex health and social needs. “Hotspotting” is an evidence-based approach is improving the quality of life for patients and saving millions of public dollars in other parts of the country. We are eager to expand this type of service in Redding. Most of the patients receiving these extra supports will live in the community and receive regular visits in their homes from clinic staff. Using a collaborative approach that includes local service providers, schools, and government agencies, the Center of Hope will assist patients in achieving the greatest level of independence possible and to help improve the quality of life for the community at large.

Transitional Youth Services

The plans for Center of Hope also include small efficiency apartments for sixteen transitional age youth (aged 18-24). Targeting this age group is a natural fit for and extension of Hill Country’s ongoing commitment to young people. Among our partners in the youth program at the Center of Hope will be Shasta College and the California Heritage YouthBuild Academy (CHYBA), a charter high school that helps transitional age youth achieve a high school diploma. The youth residents will be homeless students referred by these schools who have taken the initiative to enroll at Shasta College or CHYBA. These are young people with significant challenges who have a vision for their future, and need some supportive adults to help them get there. As in Round Mountain, part-time jobs will be reserved at the Center of Hope for these young people. A Wellness Center that offers a computer lab, an art/science maker space, other vocational training and rooms for educational and support groups will be available to these residents, and to the surrounding community.

Construction Progress

Hill Country staff has been working with Trilogy Architecture for nearly two years on fine-tuning the plans for Center of Hope. In October, 2018 the final plans were submitted to the City of Redding for review and approval. We anticipate the Planning Commission will take formal action on the proposed project in January 2019.

Funding

Property for the Center of Hope has been generously donated by the McConnell Foundation. Hill Country staff and board members have collectively pledged nearly $50,000 toward the project. Partnership HealthPlan of California has committed $1.73 million. A portion of the project will be financed with New Market Tax Credits, and a $2 million capital campaign is underway to fund the remainder of the project. Online donations can be made here, with naming opportunities available for gifts of $20,000 or more.

Questions?

Questions about the Center of Hope project can be directed to centerofhope@hillcountryclinic.org.