Hope Street Margolis Family Center (HSMFC) was established in 1992 in collaboration with UCLA as a community benefit program of California Hospital Medical Center. Original program funding was provided by a research and demonstration grant from the federal Head Start Bureau as a national effort to develop more effective ways to support young children and families.
In collaboration with a broad array of community partners, HSFC serves over 5,000 at-risk children and parents each year through a comprehensive continuum of in-home and center-based early education, parenting, health, mental health, developmental, literacy, youth development, child welfare, case management, and social services.
Hope Street Margolis Family Center Programs
HSMFC offers a variety of programs that fall into three major categories: (1) early childhood education, (2) family support/home visiting, and (3) mental health. Many programs include more than one of these elements.
- Early Head Start Program -- The EHS program provides low-income pregnant women and their families with children, 0-3 years of age, with family-centered services to facilitate child development, support parental roles, and promote self-sufficiency. Priority for EHS enrollment is given to children with special needs, families experiencing homelessness, women with high-risk pregnancies; parents interested in ESL or high school diploma/GED studies; and teen parents.
- Child Development Center -- Hope Street operates three licensed early care and education centers for children 0-5 in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of South Park and Pico-Union. The centers are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Family Childcare Network -- includes 12 licensed childcare providers who provide childcare in their homes. HSMFC helped these providers start their own childcare businesses and continues to provide technical assistance, support, training and guidance. They now provide high quality, culturally responsive, developmentally focused childcare for children 0-5 years of age. Moreover, they offer childcare during nontraditional hours such as evenings and weekends.
- Early Childhood Center -- is another licensed, center-based childcare facility, co-located at Angelica Evangelical Lutheran Church in the middle of CHMC's service area. It accommodates 8 infants, 24 toddlers, and 24 preschool aged children, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and it meets EHS/HS performance standards.
- Hope Street Youth Center -- offers year-round educational support, academic enrichment, cultural and recreational opportunities to help school-aged youth reach their full potential. The Center also provides a computer lab, supervised recreational and social activities including soccer, arts and crafts, circus arts, field trips, and other outings.
- Family Literacy Program -- In collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles City College, this program targets low-income parents and their children (0-5 years), through services that include early childhood education, adult basic education and literacy, parenting education and parent /child interactive literacy activities. Parents and children participate in simultaneous on-site services 5 days per week, with parents receiving ESL and parenting education instruction while their children receive high quality early care and education services.
- Family Preservation Program -- pThis program, funded by the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, offers an integrated, comprehensive approach to strengthen and preserve families impacted by child abuse and neglect. Its goal is to assure the physical, emotional, educational, cultural, and spiritual development of children in a safe and nurturing environment.
- California Behavioral Health Clinic -- provides clinic-based, school-based, and in-home mental health services for children 0-21 and their families. The Clinic’s multi-cultural, multi-lingual professional team is specially trained to address the mental health needs of children exposed to trauma. Clinicians provide individual, family and group therapy with a goal of increasing the resiliency and healthy coping skills
For more information, please visit the Hope Street Margolis Family Center website or call