Hope Within began as a free Christian-based primary care clinic in 2006. The people we serve are not eligible for medical assistance through the state due to the fact that they either "make too much money" or are not citizens of the United States. Our typical patient is hard working, many with several part time jobs working as servers, drivers for Amazon, cooks, stylists, laborers or retail, yet they cannot access health care through their employers or through the marketplace. They work for school districts, hospitals and resorts all throughout Lancaster, Dauphin & Lebanon County. In addition to primary care we also offer acupuncture and access to a health care navigator to assist patients and those in the community with exploring options for healthcare.
We have an onsite dispensary for most non-controlled medications that patients need for blood pressure, thyroid, depression, asthma, diabetes and other common ailments. These medications are provided free of charge to our patients that cannot afford to get them from the pharmacy.
In 2014 we added low cost sliding scale counseling and in 2019, we added an addition to our building to provide additional counseling resources. Most pay only between 5.00 and 35.00 per session.
In 2020, we added primary dental care. This is a donation-based program designed to help us with the cost of consummables such as sealants and material for fillings. Donations could mean we will receive anywhere from 1.00 upward per visit. We don't expect that the donations will in any way cover the true cost of providing this care.
We were counting on our annual Ethiopian Dinner to help us with the overhead of keeping these services available to those who need it. But like every other non-profit, the COVID-19 crisis has impacted our ability to raise funds and we absolutely cannot forego the income that we would have received from holding this dinner. We have an increased number of patient applications which is also representative of the fact that the need for our services has increased due to this crisis. We are the helpers and we now need your help! Please help us to reach our goal. If you give the least amount that you are able, 5.00 or 10.00, we are confident that your gift combined with those of everybody else will be multiplied by our Mighty God to meet our needs! Please, help us now so that we can be here when your loved one needs us to be!
You may give to this ministry through this fundraiser or go diriectly to our website, hopewithin.org to donate to us directly!