This week about two hundred people gathered in downtown Reno to celebrate a new chapter for a nonprofit community health center. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was there and has this report.
Northern Nevada HOPES offers integrated healthcare that addresses homelessness, poverty, addiction and behavioral health regardless of people’s ability to pay.
CEO Sharon Chamberlain spoke at the event and said the center’s new three-story, nearly 40,000-square-foot building is a vast improvement.
“We operated out of a small modular building; I called it the toilet bowl because it sucked, honestly,” Chamberlain said.
HOPES had humble beginnings. In the late 1990s, HOPES provided care to people with HIV and AIDS, later offering primary medical care to people out of a converted motel.
Read more from our media partner, Reno Public Radio: Community Healthcare Center In Reno Gets New Home